Parkesburg, PA
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Parkesburg is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,687 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Parkesburg is the 404th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Parkesburg was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

When you are in Parkesburg, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.97% of Parkesburg’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Parkesburg is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Parkesburg who work in management occupations (10.54%), office and administrative support (9.77%), and sales jobs (8.18%).

The percentage of adults in Parkesburg who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.00% of the adults in Parkesburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Parkesburg in 2010 was $26,106, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,424 for a family of four. However, Parkesburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Parkesburg is a somewhat 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. Parkesburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.70% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Parkesburg include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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