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Overview

Introduction to Parkersburg, States

Parkersburg, West Virginia is 64 miles N of Charleston, West Virginia and 90 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio. It is in Wood County. The city is part of the Parkersburg-Marietta metro area. The population of Parkersburg is 33,099.

Parkersburg History

The area now known as Parkersburg was originally laid out in the late 1700s. The Virginia General Assembly officially chartered the town in 1820, but it was again rechartered as a city in 1860.

Parkersburg and nearby Attractions

  • Ohio River Museum
  • Campus Martius Museum
  • Blue Rock State Park
  • Forked Run State Park
  • Strouds Run State Park
  • Wolf Run State Park

Things To Do In Parkersburg

The popular shopping centers in the area include the Southgate Shopping Center, Station Square Shopping Center, Gihon Village Shopping Center and the Emerson Plaza Shopping Center. Some of the other notable locations in the area include the Parkersburg Industrial Park, the Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, the Parkersburg Art Center and the Parkersburg Medical Park. The community celebrates festivals like the West Virginia Honey Festival every August, the Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival every June and the Homecoming Festival every August.

Parkersburg Transportation

Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport is the nearest major airport.

City Higher Education

Mountain State College, West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Ohio University and Denison University are the local colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,962
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens18.2%
Employed Population 16+11,874
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married42.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.2%
Median Earnings25+$25,896
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,694
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,251

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,809
% Above Poverty Level74.7%
% Below Poverty Level25.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone36.7%
Median Gross Rent$606
Median House Value$86,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.7%
Irish14.2%
English11.4%
Scottish2.9%
Italian2.8%
Dutch1.6%
Polish1.6%
French Except Basque1.3%
Welsh0.9%
Arab0.6%
African0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Czech0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Canadian0.2%
German0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Parkersburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wood County
Standard Zip Codes26101, 26104, 26105
P.O. Box Zip Codes26102, 26103
Company Zip Codes26106
Phone Area Codes304,681
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.26
Approximate Longitude-81.54

Parkersburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPARKERSBURG
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip40.6 inches
StationPARKERSBURG AP
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip42 inches
StationCRESTON
Distance26.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 41 F
Apr Temp36 to 67 F
Jul Temp61 to 87 F
Oct Temp40 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belmont1,031$44,286
Cairo381$40,833
Elizabeth857$26,250
St. Marys1,801$60,509
Vienna10,566$61,907
Williamstown2,945$69,970

Parkersburg Public Libraries

Parkersburg/wood Co. Public Library
3100 EMERSON AV.
Parkersburg, West Virginia
(304) 420-4587

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Parkersburg Hospitals

Healthsouth Western Hills Regional Rehab Hospital
(Proprietary)
3 Western Hills Drive
(304) 420-1300
Camden Clark Medical Center
(Non-profit)
800 Garfield Ave
(304) 424-2110

Parkersburg Public Schools

Blennerhassett Elementary School
448 Jewel Rd
ZIP: 26101
(304) 863-5128
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
Blennerhassett Junior High School
444 Jewel Rd
ZIP: 26101
(304) 863-3356
Middle
Total Enrollment 536
Criss Elementary School
2800 22nd St
ZIP: 26101
(304) 420-9522
Primary
Total Enrollment 286
Edison Junior High School
1201 Hillcrest St
ZIP: 26101
(304) 420-9525
Middle
Total Enrollment 628
Fairplains Elementary School
615 Broadway Ave
ZIP: 26101
(304) 420-9531
Primary
Total Enrollment 220
Franklin Elementary Center
1511 Division St Ext
ZIP: 26101
(304) 420-9534
Primary
Total Enrollment 316
Gihon Elementary School
2000 Belmont Rd
ZIP: 26101
(304) 420-9539
Primary
Total Enrollment 313
Jefferson Elementary Center
1103 Plum St
ZIP: 26101
(304) 420-9554
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Lorrie Yeager Juvenile Center
907 Mission Drive
ZIP: 26101
(304) 420-4862
High
Total Enrollment 20
Lubeck Elementary School
206 Lubeck Rd
ZIP: 26101
(304) 863-3321
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Martin Elementary School
1301 Hillcrest St
ZIP: 26101
(304) 420-9625
Primary
Total Enrollment 260
Mckinley Elementary School
1130 19th St
ZIP: 26101
(304) 420-9581
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
Parkersburg High School
2101 Dudley Ave
ZIP: 26101
(304) 420-9595
High
Total Enrollment 1884
Parkersburg South High School
1511 Blizzard Dr
ZIP: 26101
(304) 420-9610
High
Total Enrollment 1565
Wood Co Voc Tech Ctr
1515 Blizzard Dr
ZIP: 26101
(304) 420-9501
Other
Emerson Elementary School
1605 36th St
ZIP: 26104
(304) 420-9528
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Hamilton Junior High School
3501 Cadillac Dr
ZIP: 26104
(304) 420-9547
Middle
Total Enrollment 552
Madison Elementary School
1426 32nd St
ZIP: 26104
(304) 420-9563
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
Van Devender Junior High School
918 31st St
ZIP: 26104
(304) 420-9645
Middle
Total Enrollment 362
Worthington Elementary School
2500 36th St
ZIP: 26104
(304) 420-9660
Primary
Total Enrollment 238

Parkersburg Private Schools

Parkersburg Catholic Elementary School
810 Juliana St
ZIP: 26101
Elementary
Total Enrollment 144
North Christian School
3109 Emerson Ave
ZIP: 26104
Elementary
Total Enrollment 80
Parkersburg Christian School
1093 Core Rd
ZIP: 26104
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 85
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