Parkersburg, WV Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 33,099. Estimated population in July 2020: 32,020 (-3.3% change)
Males: 15,455 (46.7%), Females: 17,644 (53.3%)

Wood County

Zip codes: 26101, 26104.

Median resident age: 39.9 years
Median household income: $26,990
Median house value: $64,500

Races in Parkersburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.8%)
  • Black (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (17.4%), German (15.2%), Irish (11.3%), English (10.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), Dutch (2.1%).

Elevation: 649 feet

Land area: 11.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Parkersburg

  • High school or higher: 75.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Parkersburg city

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 47.9%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -1,637 (-4.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Parkersburg:

  • CAMDEN CLARK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (800 GARFIELD AVE)
  • HEALTHSOUTH WESTERN HILLS REHAB HOSP (3 WESTERN HILLS DR)
  • ST JOSEPHS HOSPITAL (1824 MURDOCH AVENUE)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Parkersburg:

Other public-use airports nearest to Parkersburg:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Parkersburg:

  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG (Full-time enrollment: 2,306; Location: 300 CAMPUS DR; Public; Website: www.wvup.wvnet.edu)
  • MOUNTAIN STATE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 86; Location: 1508 SPRING ST; Private, for-profit; Website: mountainstate.org)
  • WOOD COUNTY SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL NURSING (Full-time enrollment: 33; Location: 1515 BLIZZARD DR; Public; Website: www.NETASSOC.NET/wcboe/schsec.htm)
  • STANLEY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE-PARKERSBURG (Full-time enrollment: 11; Location: 800 CAMDEN AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
  • CLARK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF XRAY TECHNOLOGY (Location: 800 GARFIELD AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
  • DON DUTY REAL ESTATE SCHOOL (Location: 905 7TH ST; Private, for-profit)
  • VALLEY BEAUTY SCHOOL (Location: 707 MARKET ST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Parkersburg:

  • OHIO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 39 miles; ATHENS, OH; Full-time enrollment: 18,721)
  • HOCKING TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 50 miles; NELSONVILLE, OH; Full-time enrollment: 4,050)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 68 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,688)
  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY (about 85 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Full-time enrollment: 12,361)
  • DENISON UNIVERSITY (about 88 miles; GRANVILLE, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,101)
  • WEST LIBERTY STATE COLLEGE (about 91 miles; WEST LIBERTY, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,453)
  • FAIRMONT STATE COLLEGE (about 99 miles; FAIRMONT, WV; Full-time enrollment: 5,317)

Schools

Public high schools in Parkersburg:

  • PARKERSBURG HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,446; Location: 2101 DUDLEY AVE; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • PARKERSBURG SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,243; Location: 1511 BLIZZARD DR; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER (Students: 13; Location: 907 MISSION DRIVE; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • WOOD COUNTY VOC/TECH CENTER (Location: 1511 BLIZZARD DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Parkersburg:

  • PARKERSBURG CATHOLIC HIGH SCH (Students: 243; Location: 3201 FAIRVIEW AVENUE; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • PARKERSBURG CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 218; Location: 1093 CORE RD; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Parkersburg:

  • BLENNERHASSET JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 707; Location: RR 4 BOX 475A; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • EDISON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 704; Location: 1201 HILLCREST ST; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 645; Location: 1103 PLUM ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • HAMILTON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 632; Location: 3501 CADILLAC DR; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • BLENNERHASSETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 553; Location: RR 4 BOX 475A; Grades: KG – 06)
  • LUBECK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 507; Location: RR 3 BOX 177; Grades: PK – 06)
  • FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY CENTER (Students: 467; Location: 1511 DIVISION STREET EXT; Grades: PK – 06)
  • EMERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 415; Location: 1605 36TH ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • VAN DEVENDER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 412; Location: 918 31ST ST; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • MCKINLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 359; Location: 1130 19TH ST; Grades: PK – 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Parkersburg:

  • PARKERSBURG CATH ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 179; Location: 810 JULIANA STREET; Grades: PK – 6)
  • NORTH PARKERSBURG BAPTIST CHR (Students: 123; Location: 3109 EMERSON AVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • THE MONTESSORI EXPERIENCE (Students: 36; Location: 1701 19TH ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • MID OHIO VALLEY MONTESSORI SCH (Students: 33; Location: BOX 4106; Grades: PK – KG)
  • PARKERSBURG JR ACADEMY (Students: 15; Location: 1800 38TH STREET; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Parkersburg:

  • PARKERSBURG/WOOD CTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,063,617; Location: 3100 EMERSON AV.; 186,383 books; 18,621 audio materials; 5,464 video materials; 264 serial subscriptions)