Parkersburg is a city located in Wood County, West Virginia. With a 2020 population of 29,123, it is the 4th largest city in West Virginia (after Charleston, Huntington, and Morgantown) 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.