Parkersburg, West Virginia Population 2020

29,675

Parkersburg, West Virginia's estimated population is 29,675 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Parkersburg, West Virginia is the 4th largest city in West Virginia based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2521.68 people/mi² (973.62 people/km²).

The overall median age is 41.8 years, 39.8 years for males, and 43.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.8 males.

The median income for households in Parkersburg, West Virginia is $, while the mean household income is $.

Parkersburg Wv Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Parkersburg Wv was:

  • White: 93.88%
  • Two or more races: 2.66%
  • Black or African American: 2.66%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Asian: 0.27%
  • Other race: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%

How Many People Live in Parkersburg, West Virginia?

29,675
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201829,675-422-1.40%
201730,097-276-0.91%
201630,373-332-1.08%
201530,705-147-0.48%
201430,852-104-0.34%
201330,956-105-0.34%
201231,061-143-0.46%
201131,204-62-0.20%
201031,266-1,833-0.57%
200033,099-763-0.23%
199033,862-6,084-1.64%
198039,946-4,262-1.01%
197044,208-589-0.13%
196044,79715,1134.20%
195029,684-419-0.14%
194030,1034800.16%
193029,6239,5733.98%
192020,0502,2081.17%
191017,8426,1394.31%
190011,7033,2953.36%
18908,4081,8262.48%
18806,5821,0361.73%
18705,5460.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201890,033-840-0.93%
201790,873-593-0.65%
201691,466-665-0.73%
201592,131-125-0.14%
201492,256-97-0.11%
201392,353-26-0.03%
201292,379-251-0.27%
201192,630-66-0.07%
201092,6960.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,47193.88%
Two or More Races8072.66%
Black or African American8062.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native860.28%
Asian830.27%
Some Other Race430.14%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander320.11%

Parkersburg Wv Population Pyramid 2020

Parkersburg Wv Median Age

41.8


Total

39.8


Male

43.6


Female

Parkersburg Wv Adults

There are 23,994 adults, (5,720 of whom are seniors) in Parkersburg Wv.

Parkersburg Wv Age Dependency

66

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Parkersburg Wv Sex Ratio

Female

15,812

52.14%

Male

14,516

47.86%

Parkersburg Wv Households and Families

Parkersburg Wv Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Parkersburg Wv Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.2%23.8%
Male68.4%31.6%
All59.5%40.5%
Non Family49.6%50.4%
Female42.1%57.9%

59.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,1522.2759.5
Non Family5,5411.1749.6
Married4,9013.0476.2
Female1,9513.1942.1
Male7593.0868.4

2.95

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

8.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Parkersburg Wv Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8243.88%
9th to 12th Grade1,8348.63%
High School Graduate8,32339.14%
Some College4,76922.43%
Associates Degree1,9689.26%
Bachelors Degree2,20210.36%
Graduate Degree1,3436.32%

Parkersburg Wv Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,25317,8113,443
Black44640020
Multiple Races31123541
Hispanic1169327
Native American863411
Asian58397
Islander1212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 23.28%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,540$31,987$22,824
Less Than High School$14,830$14,853$14,750
High School Grad$23,683$30,340$19,121
Some College$24,237$26,610$22,195
Bachelors Degree$35,815$41,563$31,647
Graduate Degree$51,576$60,694$47,578

$26,540

Average Earnings

$31,987

Average Male

$22,824

Average Female

Parkersburg Wv Language

Parkersburg Wv Language by Age

Parkersburg Wv Language

98.49% of Parkersburg Wv residents speak only English, while 1.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.71% of the population.

Parkersburg Wv Poverty

Parkersburg Wv Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White27,9746,58223.53%
Black80140450.44%
Multiple79921326.66%
Hispanic23710644.73%
Asian833339.76%
Other432455.81%
Native86910.47%

24.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.06%

Male Poverty Rate

26.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Parkersburg Wv

The race most likely to be in poverty in Parkersburg Wv is Other, with 55.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Parkersburg Wv is Native, with 10.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.55%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.38%
High School21.96%
Some College18.32%
Bachelors or Greater5.31%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed59.94%
Male Unemployed36.71%
Female Employed14.14%
Male Employed9.35%

Parkersburg Wv Income

Parkersburg Wv Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,010$51,195
Families$45,809$64,030
Married Families$61,086$80,684
Non Families$23,241$30,282

Parkersburg Wv Marital Status

Parkersburg Wv Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Parkersburg Wv Married by Age and Sex

Parkersburg Wv Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Parkersburg Wv Marital Status by Race

Parkersburg Wv Veterans

2,372

Number of Veterans

2,141

Male Veterans

231

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam738
First Gulf War424
Second Gulf War415
Korea210
World War II70

Parkersburg Wv Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2109.68%
Black9618.25%
2 or More6615.53%

Parkersburg Wv Veterans by Education

12.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Parkersburg Wv Employment Status

53.4%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Parkersburg Wv Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

74.00%

Born in West Virginia

99.19%

Native Born

0.81%

Foreign Born

0.27%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.19% of Parkersburg Wv residents were born in the United States, with 74.00% having been born in West Virginia. 0.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.