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.

Overall, Clarksburg’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

In terms of college education, Clarksburg is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.73% of adults 25 and older in Clarksburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.