Everything You Need to Know About the City of Parkersburg West Virginia

In 2017, Parkersburg, West Virginia had a population of 30.6k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $36,414 dollars. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Parkersburg, WV declined from 30,962 to 30,596, a -1.18 percent decrease, and its median household income grew from $34,296 dollars to $36,414 dollars, a 6.18 percent increase.

The population of Parkersburg, WV is 93.4 percent White Alone, 2.66 percent Two or More Races, and 2.14 percent Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Parkersburg, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.7 percent are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Parkersburg, WV are Mountain State College (29 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Parkersburg, WV is $87,600 dollars, and the homeownership rate is 61 percent. Most people in Parkersburg, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Parkersburg, WV is 2 cars per household.


Education in Parkersburg

In 2017, universities in Parkersburg, WV awarded 29 degrees. The student population of Parkersburg, WV is skewed towards women, with 13 male students and 65 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Parkersburg, WV are White (29 and 100 percent), followed by Asian (0 and 0 percent), Black or African American (0 and 0 percent), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0 percent).

The largest universities in Parkersburg, WV by the number of degrees awarded are Mountain State College (29 and 100 percent).

The most popular majors in Parkersburg, WV are Medical Assistant (13 and 44.8 percent), Accounting (4 and 13.8 percent), and Medical Transcription (3 and 10.3 percent).

The median tuition costs in Parkersburg, WV are $N/A for private four-year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four-year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.


Economy in Parkersburg

The economy of Parkersburg, WV employs 12.1k people and Parkersburg has an unemployment rate of 5.9 percent. Parkersburg has seen the job market decreased by -0.3 percent over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 17.9 percent, which is lower than the US average of 33.5 percent. The largest industries in Parkersburg, WV are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,284 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,256 people), and Retail Trade (1,846 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,042 dollars), Utilities ($62,981 dollars), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,313 dollars).

Households in Parkersburg, WV have a median annual income of $36,414 dollars, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 dollars across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,296 dollars in 2016, which represents a 6.18 percent annual growth.


Tax Rates for Parkersburg

– The Sales Tax Rate for Parkersburg is 6.6 percent.

– The Income Tax Rate for Parkersburg is 6.5 percent.

– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.


Income and Salaries for Parkersburg

– The average earnings of a Parkersburg resident are $20,564 dollars a year.

– The Median household earnings of a Parkersburg resident is $33,247 dollars a year.