Parsons, WV Population

Population: 1,463. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,400 (-4.3% change)
Males: 691 (47.2%), Females: 772 (52.8%)

Tucker County

Zip code: 26287

Median resident age: 39.9 years
Median household income: $26,424
Median house value: $50,800

Races in Parsons:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (20.7%), United States (15.0%), Irish (11.4%), English (9.7%), Italian (2.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).

Elevation: 1650 feet

Land area: 1.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Parsons

  • High school or higher: 77.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Parsons city

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

0.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -128 (-8.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Parsons:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Parsons:

  • HARRISON/MARION REGIONAL (about 40 miles; CLARKSBURG, WV; Abbreviation: CKB)
  • MORGANTOWN MUNI-WALTER L. BILL HART FLD (about 40 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Abbreviation: MGW)
  • SHENANDOAH VALLEY REGIONAL (about 81 miles; STAUNTON/WAYNESBORO/HARRIS, VA; Abbreviation: SHD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Parsons:

  • ELKINS-RANDOLPH CO-JENNINGS RANDOLPH FLD (about 19 miles; ELKINS, WV; Abbreviation: EKN)
  • ROY AIRFIELD (about 23 miles; GRAFTON, WV; Abbreviation: 71D)
  • SIMPSON (about 24 miles; PHILIPPI, WV; Abbreviation: 9W3)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parsons:

  • FAIRMONT STATE COLLEGE (about 41 miles; FAIRMONT, WV; Full-time enrollment: 5,317)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Full-time enrollment: 19,666)
  • FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY (about 64 miles; FROSTBURG, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,672)
  • CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 69 miles; CALIFORNIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,183)
  • JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY (about 72 miles; HARRISONBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 14,447)
  • WESTMORELAND COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 79 miles; YOUNGWOOD, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,223)
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 91 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)

Libraries

Library in Parsons:

  • FIVE RIVERS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $49,193; Location: 301 WALNUT ST.; 22,621 books; 59 audio materials; 237 video materials; 11 serial subscriptions)