Parsons, Kansas

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Parsons, Kansas
Location within Labette County and Kansas
Location within Labette County and Kansas
KDOT map of Labette County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°20′21″N 95°16′11″W / 37.33917°N 95.26972°W / 37.33917; -95.26972Coordinates: 37°20′21″N 95°16′11″W / 37.33917°N 95.26972°W / 37.33917; -95.26972
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyLabette
Founded1870
Incorporated1871
Government
 • MayorKevin Cruse
Area
 • Total10.70 sq mi (27.71 km2)
 • Land10.61 sq mi (27.48 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
Elevation
902 ft (275 m)
Population
 • Total10,500
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
9,906
 • Density980/sq mi (380/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67357
Area code620
FIPS code20-54675[4]
GNIS ID0469782[5]
Websiteparsonsks.com

Parsons is a city in Labette County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 10,500 people lived there.[6] It is the biggest city in Labette County. It is the second biggest city in the southeastern region of Kansas.

Geography[change | change source]

Parsons is at 37°20′21″N 95°16′11″W / 37.33917°N 95.26972°W / 37.33917; -95.26972 (37.339070, -95.269747).[7] The city is at the junction of U.S. Route 59 and U.S. Route 400. Along US-59, the city of Erie (the county seat of Neosho County) is 17 miles (27 km) to the north and Oswego (the county seat of Labette County) is 20 miles (32 km) south and east. Big Hill Lake is several miles to the west of the city, and Lake Parsons is northwest of Parsons.

The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 10.70 square miles (27.71 km2). Of that, 10.61 square miles (27.48 km2) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) is water.[1]

Climate[change | change source]

Climate data for Parsons, Kansas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 77
(25)
85
(29)
92
(33)
98
(37)
95
(35)
104
(40)
115
(46)
110
(43)
107
(42)
97
(36)
83
(28)
77
(25)
115
(46)
Average high °F (°C) 42
(6)
48
(9)
57
(14)
67
(19)
76
(24)
84
(29)
90
(32)
90
(32)
81
(27)
70
(21)
57
(14)
44
(7)
67
(20)
Average low °F (°C) 22
(−6)
26
(−3)
35
(2)
45
(7)
55
(13)
64
(18)
69
(21)
67
(19)
58
(14)
46
(8)
35
(2)
25
(−4)
46
(8)
Record low °F (°C) −17
(−27)
−16
(−27)
−2
(−19)
18
(−8)
31
(−1)
44
(7)
49
(9)
47
(8)
28
(−2)
17
(−8)
6
(−14)
−17
(−27)
−17
(−27)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.41
(36)
1.85
(47)
3.19
(81)
4.38
(111)
5.93
(151)
5.53
(140)
3.92
(100)
3.29
(84)
4.69
(119)
3.86
(98)
2.94
(75)
2.06
(52)
43.05
(1,094)
Source: weather.com[8]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18804,199
18906,73660.4%
19007,68214.0%
191012,46362.2%
192016,02828.6%
193014,903−7.0%
194014,294−4.1%
195014,7503.2%
196013,929−5.6%
197013,015−6.6%
198012,898−0.9%
199011,924−7.6%
200011,514−3.4%
201010,500−8.8%
Est. 20169,906[3]−5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census[2] says that there were 10,500 people, 4,351 households, and 2,586 families living in Parson.

Education[change | change source]

College[change | change source]

Library[change | change source]

The first public library building in Parsons was the Carnegie Library. It was created in 1909. The Parsons Public Library moved to a modern building in 1977.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. "Monthly Averages for Parsons, Kansas". Weather.com. The Weather Channel. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  9. United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. "About Us". Parsons Public Library. Retrieved 12 June 2014.

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