Parkesburg, PA

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Living in Parkesburg

Parkesburg is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,993 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Parkesburg is the 404th largest community in Pennsylvania. Parkesburg has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Unlike some boroughs, Parkesburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Parkesburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Parkesburg is a borough of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Parkesburg who work in office and administrative support (11.08%), food service (8.12%), and sales jobs (7.77%).

Also of interest is that Parkesburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Parkesburg is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Parkesburg, the average commute to work is 30.96 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Parkesburg is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.97% of adults 25 and older in Parkesburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Parkesburg in 2018 was $28,629, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,516 for a family of four. However, Parkesburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Parkesburg is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Parkesburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Parkesburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Parkesburg include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Parkesburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.