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Parkersburg, WV Community & Region
-- Demographic Economic Characteristics & Patterns

The America's Communities Program (ACP) provides organized, multi-sourced data and tools to facilitate planning and community development by individual communities (more information). This document is focused on Parkersburg, WV and provides access to these resources to analyze and better understand characteristics of the community and regional environment.

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Parkersburg WV General Demographic-Economic-Geographic Characteristics -- scroll section
DemographicsParkersburgWest Virginia
Population, 2013 estimate 31,1861,854,304
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base 31,3821,852,999
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 -0.6%0.1%
Population, 2010 31,4921,852,994
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 6.4%5.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 21.3%20.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 18.0%16.0%
Female persons, percent, 2010 52.5%50.7% 
White alone, percent, 2010 (a) 94.9%93.9%
Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) 2.0%3.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) 0.3%0.2%
Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) 0.4%0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) 0.1%0.0%
Two or More Races, percent, 2010 2.1%1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) 1.2%1.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 94.1%93.2% 
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 87.2%88.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 0.8%1.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 1.5%2.4%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 85.4%83.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 14.8%18.3%
Veterans, 2009-2013 2,925159,448
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 16.825.5
Housing units, 2010 15,562881,917
Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 61.9%73.4%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 21.4%12.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 $87,100$98,500
Households, 2009-2013 13,442741,390
Persons per household, 2009-2013 2.292.43
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 $20,221$22,966
Median household income, 2009-2013 $32,577$41,043
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 23.2%17.9%
Business AttributesParkersburgWest Virginia
Total number of firms, 2007 2,979120,381
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 FS
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 FS
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 F1.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 F0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 F0.7%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 23.7%28.1% 
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) D25,080,573
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 177,97011,036,467
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 820,88820,538,829
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $25,950$11,340
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 87,0662,553,258
Geographic AttributesParkersburgWest Virginia
Land area in square miles, 2010 11.8224,038.21
Persons per square mile, 2010 2,664.377.1
FIPS Code 6214054
Counties Wood County
(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.
FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 100 firms
Source: ProximityOne; Census Bureau; BLS

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