Clarksburg, WV
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Clarksburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 16,035 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Clarksburg is the tenth largest community in West Virginia.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clarksburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clarksburg is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Clarksburg who work in office and administrative support (14.36%), sales jobs (12.16%), and management occupations (7.29%).

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

Clarksburg’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Clarksburg has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

The education level of Clarksburg citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.73% of adults 25 and older in Clarksburg have a college degree.

The per capita income in Clarksburg in 2010 was $21,305, which is middle income relative to West Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,220 for a family of four. However, Clarksburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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