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Parkersburg, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The City of Parkersburg is the 4th largest city in West Virginia with a population of 31,776 as of July 1, 2016. Parkersburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Parkersburg is located at latitude 39.2614 and longitude -81.5434 in Wood County. The formal boundaries for the City of Parkersburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.54 sq. miles. Wood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The City of Parkersburg (GNIS ID: 2390632) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Parkersburg is located within Parkersburg District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wood County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Parkersburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Parkersburg: Neals Landing, Neals Station, Newport, Parkersburgh, Stokelyville, The Point.

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Parkersburg, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 31,776
Population in Households 31,254
Population in Familes 22,902
Population in Group Qrtrs 522
Population Density1 2,698
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 13,830
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 7,927
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,653 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,717 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,114 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,823 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $91,664
Average Home Value $109,531


Median Household Income $32,941
Average Household Income $44,383
Per Capita Income $19,620
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.21%
Households 0.07% 0.14%
Families -0.27% -0.04%
Median Household Income   0.13%
Per Capita Income   0.47%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Parkersburg, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parkersburg to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 99th
Population Density1 # 21 95th
Diversity Index2 # 101 75th
Median Household Income # 287 29th
Per Capita Income # 258 37th

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