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The City of Parsons had a population of 1,524 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Parsons is located at latitude 39.0946 and longitude -79.6786 in Tucker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Parsons (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Tucker County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,647 feet.

The City of Parsons (GNIS ID: 2390633) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Parsons is located within Black Fork District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tucker County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Parsons population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Parsons: The River City.

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Parsons, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,524
Population in Households 1,524
Population in Familes 1,244
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,377
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 643
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 442
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 749 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 477 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 166 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $85,063
Average Home Value $105,451


Median Household Income $35,080
Average Household Income $42,145
Per Capita Income $17,534
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.07%
Households 0.38% 0.03%
Families 0.86% -0.09%
Median Household Income   -0.74%
Per Capita Income   0.46%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Parsons, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parsons to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 109 73rd
Population Density1 # 108 74th
Diversity Index2 # 259 37th
Median Household Income # 257 37th
Per Capita Income # 343 16th

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