Parkersburg, WV
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Living in Parkersburg


Parkersburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 29,738 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Parkersburg is the fourth largest community in West Virginia.

Parkersburg is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Parkersburg is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Parkersburg who work in sales jobs (12.32%), office and administrative support (12.27%), and management occupations (8.41%).

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 17.60 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Parkersburg rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.33% of adults 25 and older in Parkersburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Parkersburg in 2018 was $23,408, 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 $93,632 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, Scottish, and Italian.

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