Parkersburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 29,403 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Parkersburg is the fourth largest community in West Virginia.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.54 minutes getting to work every day.
The percentage of adults in Parkersburg with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.15% of adults in Parkersburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Parkersburg in 2018 was $24,262, 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 $97,048 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.