Parkersburg, West Virginia Population 2020

29,123

Parkersburg is a city located in West Virginia. With a 2020 population of 29,123, it is the 4th largest city in West Virginia (after Charleston, Little Rock, and Huntington) and the 1318th largest city in the United States. Parkersburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.94% annually and its population has decreased by -7.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,492 in 2010. Parkersburg reached it's highest population of 44,797 in 1960. Spanning over 12 miles, Parkersburg has a population density of 2,474 people per square mile.

The average household income in Parkersburg is $51,195 with a poverty rate of 24.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $661 per month, and the median house value is $89,900. The median age in Parkersburg is 41.8 years, 39.8 years for males, and 43.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.8 males.

Parkersburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Parkersburg 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%
The current population of Parkersburg, West Virginia is 29,123, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 29,675.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 31,492.

Parkersburg, West Virginia Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202088,353-840-0.95%
201989,193-840-0.94%
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 Population Pyramid 2020

Parkersburg Median Age

41.8


Total

39.8


Male

43.6


Female

Parkersburg Adults

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

Parkersburg Age Dependency

66

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Parkersburg Sex Ratio

Female

15,812

52.14%

Male

14,516

47.86%

Parkersburg Households and Families

Parkersburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Parkersburg 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 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 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 Language

Parkersburg Language by Age

Parkersburg Language

98.49% of Parkersburg 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 Poverty

Parkersburg 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

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Parkersburg 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 Income

Parkersburg 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 Marital Status

Parkersburg Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Parkersburg Married by Age and Sex

Parkersburg 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 Marital Status by Race

Parkersburg 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 Veterans by Education

12.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Parkersburg Employment Status

53.4%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Parkersburg 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 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202029,123-276-0.94%
201929,399-276-0.93%
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%