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Overview

Introduction to Parsons, Kansas

Parsons, Kansas, in Labette county, is located 91 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Parsons History

Parsons was named in honor of Levi Parsons, the president of Missouri - Kansas - Texas (Katy) Railroad. It was established in 1870 and was incorporated in 1871. At the time of World War II, Parson housed the Kansas Ordnance Plant. Later this plant functioned as the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant.

Parsons and nearby Attractions

  • Glenwood Park
  • Oswego Historical Museum
  • Glenwood Park
  • Belmont Square

Things To Do In Parsons

Residents of Parsons love to shop at the Belmont Square shopping center. Oswego Historical Museum is a fascinating place that takes you through a historical tour. There are many parks that tourists love to visit including the Forest Park, Glenwood Park, and Lopez Park. One can also take a stroll by the Tolen Creek. Katy Days festival is held in Parsons every year in the month of May.

Parsons Transportation

Tulsa International Airport is the nearest international airport.

Parsons Higher Education

Labette Community College is located in Parsons. Other higher education institutes which can be conveniently attended from Parsons include Pittsburg State University, Missouri Southern State College, University of Tulsa, and Tulsa Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,111
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+4,459
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married43.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.9%
Median Earnings25+$26,674
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,146
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,141

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,387
% Above Poverty Level76.8%
% Below Poverty Level23.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.2%
Median Gross Rent$572
Median House Value$61,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.5%
German19.8%
Irish14.4%
English13%
French Except Basque3.6%
Dutch2.3%
Italian1.8%
Scottish1.8%
Swedish1.3%
Polish0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Russian0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
African0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Czech0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Kenyan0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
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Parsons Almanac

CategoryValue
County Labette County
Standard Zip Codes67357
Phone Area Codes620
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.33
Approximate Longitude-95.26

Parsons Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPARSONS 2 NW
Distance2.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 40 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip42 inches
StationINDEPENDENCE
Distance25.3 miles
Jan Temp21 to 42 F
Apr Temp45 to 69 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip43.4 inches
StationMIAMI
Distance37.9 miles
Jan Temp21 to 45 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip43.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Altamont1,098$65,865
Galesburg134$53,750
McCune483$37,083
Mound Valley427$45,938
Oswego1,937$44,402

Parsons Public Libraries

Parsons Public Library
311 S 17TH STREET
Parsons, Kansas
(620) 421-5920

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Parsons Hospitals

Labette Health-er
1902 Us Highway 59
(620) 820-5271
Labette Health
(Government - Local)
1902 South Us Hwy 59
(620) 421-4881

Parsons Public Schools

St. Hosp. Training Center Parsons
2601 Gabriel
ZIP: 67357
(620) 421-6550
Other
Total Enrollment 19
Garfield School
300 South 14th Street
ZIP: 67357
(620) 421-3530
Primary
Total Enrollment 216
Meadowview Elem
1377 21,000 Road
ZIP: 67357
(620) 421-1857
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
Parsons Sr High
3030 Morton
ZIP: 67357
(620) 421-3660
High
Total Enrollment 368
Parsons Middle School
2719 Main
ZIP: 67357
(620) 421-4190
Middle
Total Enrollment 249
Service Valley Charter Academy
21101 Wallace Road
ZIP: 67357
(620) 421-3449
Primary
Total Enrollment 128
Lincoln School
1800 Dirr St
ZIP: 67357
(620) 421-3510
Primary
Total Enrollment 325
Guthridge School
1020 South 31st Street
ZIP: 67357
(620) 421-6800
Middle
Total Enrollment 174

Parsons Private Schools

St Patrick Catholic School
1831 Stevens Ave
ZIP: 67357
Elementary
Total Enrollment 97
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