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About Parkersburg

Parkersburg, West Virginia

Parkersburg is a city located in Wood County, West Virginia, United States at the confluence of the Ohio and Little Kanawha Rivers. It is the county seat of Wood CountyGR6. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 33,099, making it the third-largest city in West Virginia, behind Charleston and Huntington. Parkersburg is the largest city in the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Downtown Parkersburg as viewed from the Belpre Bridge in 2006

Downtown Parkersburg as viewed from the Belpre Bridge in 2006

The Bureau of the Public Debt, an agency of the U.S. Treasury Department, is located in Parkersburg.

Demographics

Historical populations
CensusPop. %±
18501,218 
18602,493 104.7%
18705,546 122.5%
18806,582 18.7%
18908,408 27.7%
190011,703 39.2%
191017,842 52.5%
192020,050 12.4%
193029,623 47.7%
194030,103 1.6%
195029,684 -1.4%
196044,797 50.9%
197044,208 -1.3%
198039,967 -9.6%
199033,862 -15.3%
200033,099 -2.3%

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 33,099 people in the city, organized into 14,467 households and 8,767 families. The population density is 1,081.2/km² (2,800.5/mi²). There are 16,100 housing units at an average density of 525.9/km² (1,362.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 96.36% White, 1.75% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

An aerial view of downtown Parkersburg in 2005.
An aerial view of downtown Parkersburg in 2005.

There are 14,467 households out of which 25.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% are married couples living together, 13.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% are non-families. 34.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.23 and the average family size is 2.83.

The age distribution is 21.2% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $26,990, and the median income for a family is $33,081. Males have a median income of $30,516 versus $20,287 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,106. 19.8% of the population and 16.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 32.7% of those under the age of 18 and 10.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

North Parkersburg

Beechwood, Cedar Grove, Downtown, East End, Fairview Heights, Grenada Hills, Happy Valley, Julia-Ann Square, Meadowcrest, Mustang Acres, North End, Oakwood Estates, Quincy Hill, Riverside, Valley Mills, Woodland Park

The Chancellor House in the Julia-Ann Square Historic District.
The Chancellor House in the Julia-Ann Square Historic District.

South Parkersburg (Southside)

Blennerhassett, Davisville, Larkmead, Lauckport, Lubeck, Marrtown, Pettyville, Tavennerville, Tygart, Tri-C, Mineral Wells

Famous people from Parkersburg

The Parkersburg Municipal Building
The Parkersburg Municipal Building
The Parkersburg floodwall
The Parkersburg floodwall

Education

Parkersburg High School
Parkersburg High School

Parkersburg is the home of the Parkersburg High School Big Reds, the Parkersburg South High School Patriots, and the Parkersburg Catholic High School Crusaders.

Mountain State College is located in the city. West Virginia University at Parkersburg is located several miles outside the city. Ohio Valley University is located nearby in Vienna.

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