Parkersburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 30,096 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Parkersburg is the third largest community in West Virginia.
Unlike some cities, Parkersburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Parkersburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Parkersburg is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Parkersburg who work in office and administrative support (15.50%), sales jobs (12.72%), and food service (8.07%).
One of the benefits of Parkersburg is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.73 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The percentage of adults in Parkersburg who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.03% of the adults in Parkersburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Parkersburg in 2010 was $22,735, which is upper middle income relative to West Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,940 for a family of four. However, Parkersburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Parkersburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Parkersburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Parkersburg include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Parkersburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.