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Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Parkersburg is 29,403. Parkersburg, West Virginia is the 1,328th largest city in the US.
Parkersburg is located entirely in Wood County.
The peak population of Parkersburg was in 1990, when its population was 34,728. In 1990, Parkersburg was the 789th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,328th largest city in the US. Parkersburg is currently 15.3% smaller than it was in 1990.
Parkersburg has shrunk 11.7% since the year 2000. Parkersburg, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 95% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Parkersburg has a population density of 2,664.3 people per square mile. Parkersburg has the 9th highest population density in West Virginia.
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|1331||Garfield Heights, Ohio||29,369||-4.2%|
|1333||Oak Park, Michigan||29,322||-9.4%|
The total voting age population of Parkersburg, West Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 23,645. The voting age population is 46.7% male and 53.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 19.9% of the residents of Parkersburg are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Parkersburg are 94.3% White, 3.1% Black, 1.7% Two or more races, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 0.2% Other and 0.1% American Indian. Additionally, 0.9% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Parkersburg, 25.2% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 37.5%. On a per-household basis, 20.9% of families are below the poverty line in Parkersburg.
Among those aged 16 and older, 51.5% of Parkersburg residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 86.8% of Parkersburg residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 16.3% have a bachelor's degree and 6.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Parkersburg residents aged 5 and older, 1.6% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.4% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.3% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Parkersburg is 7.3%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Parkersburg, 13.6% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Parkersburg is $35,778.
In Parkersburg, 60.3% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 39.7% of housing units in Parkersburg.
Of all the housing units in Parkersburg, 28.9% of them were build before 1940.
In Parkersburg, 3.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 560 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Parkersburg is $674.
In Parkersburg, 74.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.