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. Parkesburg has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

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, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Parkesburg who work in office and administrative support (11.23%), management occupations (10.84%), and teaching (7.22%).

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.

The education level of Parkesburg citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.26% of adults 25 and older in Parkesburg have a college degree.

The per capita income in Parkesburg in 2010 was $25,174, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,696 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. Important ancestries of people in Parkesburg include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

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