Living in Parkersburg, WV

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Parkersburg SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9
Education
6
Commute
9

Parkersburg, WV Cost Of Living

81
Parkersburg's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Parkersburg, West Virginia Info Snack

Parkersburg is a city in and the county seat of Wood County, West Virginia, United States. Located at the confluence of the Ohio and Little Kanawha rivers, it is the state's third-largest city and the largest city in the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna metropolitan area. The population was 31,492 at the 2010 census. Its peak of population was more than 44,000 in 1960. The city is about 14 miles south of Marietta, Ohio.
Population
30,328
Unemployment
6.9%
Poverty
24.5%
Median Home
$89,900
Median Income
$36,010
Median Rent
$661

Parkersburg, WV Photos

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Rankings for Parkersburg in West Virginia

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Map Of Parkersburg, WV

Population over time in Parkersburg

Year Population % Change
2017 30,328 -0.9%
2016 30,596 -1.2%
2015 30,962 -0.5%
2014 31,133 -0.2%
2013 31,195 -0.5%
2012 31,357 -0.4%
2011 31,482 -0.5%
2010 31,646 -0.3%
2009 31,742 -

Race / Ethnicity in Parkersburg

White
93.3% (28,290)
African American
2.7% (806)
American Indian
0.3% (86)
Asian
0.3% (83)
Hawaiian
0.1% (31)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
2.6% (789)
Hispanic
0.8% (243)
Race Parkersburg WV USA
White 93.3% 92.1% 61.1%
African American 2.7% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.3% 0.8% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.6% 1.6% 2.4%
Hispanic 0.8% 1.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Parkersburg, West Virginia

Less than $10,000
11.7% (355,118)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.8% (235,669)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.9% (481,254)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.8% (417,148)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.1% (457,963)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.6% (504,083)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.4% (314,071)
$100,000 to $149,999
5.8% (177,328)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.2% (37,356)
$200,000 or more
1.7% (52,806)
Income Parkersburg WV USA
Less than $10,000 11.7% 9.0% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.8% 6.2% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.9% 13.2% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.8% 11.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.1% 14.4% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.6% 17.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.4% 11.0% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 5.8% 10.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.2% 3.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.7% 2.7% 7.0%

Gender in Parkersburg

Female
52.1% (15,812)
Male
47.9% (14,515)
Gender Parkersburg WV USA
Female 52.1% 50.6% 50.8%
Male 47.9% 49.4% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Parkersburg for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (1,213)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (2,729)
High School / GED
39.0% (11,827)
Some College
22.0% (6,672)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (2,729)
Bachelor's Degree
10.0% (3,032)
Master's Degree
5.0% (1,516)
Professional Degree
1.0% (303)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (303)
Education Parkersburg WV USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 39.0% 41.0% 27.0%
Some College 22.0% 19.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 10.0% 12.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Parkersburg

Overall User Rating
2.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

I live in Parkersburg. This is interesting because the h****n is over coming our city. It's getting worse every year. I moved here from Youngstown Ohio so I could have a family and raise them in a safer place. But this is how it all starts. It's a sad reality but unless we take our city back it's going to end up just like my home town. Trust me you don't want that.

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