B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$55,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$556
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Parsons Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    465
    0
  • Murder
    20
    0
  • Rape
    40
    41
  • Robbery
    30
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,267
    1
  • Theft
    3,019
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    218
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,818
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Parsons Reviews

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Parsons is a small town of about 10,000 people with a community college (Labette Community College), an up-to-date hospital, a few manufacturing jobs, cheap housing, a few nice parks, and even a locally-owned coffee shop. This town has a long way to go in order to bring new families into our town, and there has been a struggle to keep the younger generations involved in positive activities, but recently new members of our chamber of commerce and other city committees have introduced fantastic plans to revamp the excitement and livelihood of our town's citizens. I am proud to call Parsons my hometown, and hope that it follows this direction of positive growth.
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Small town so it has the "everybody knows everybody" vibe. Safe environment for children when u compare to what you would see in a city. Schools are great, in my opinion. Jobs are scarce but not non exsistent. Great place to raise children or retire.
I have lived in Parsons my entire life so it is all I have known. At this time I plan to stay in Parsons after graduation because my family is here and I am very active in my church. At some point as the town grows even smaller and I gain teaching experience I will probably move. Small town living is not glamorous, but at the same time has its advantages due to less traffic and less traveling distance to locations. Parsons does have a great community of people and that is something I would miss.