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Parkersburg, West Virginia

Parkersburg is a city located in Wood County, West Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 33,099. It is the county seat of Wood County6.


\nParkersburg is located at 39°15'58" North, 81°32'32" West (39.266175, -81.542139)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 31.6 km² (12.2 mi²). 30.6 km² (11.8 mi²) of it is land and 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.19% water.


\nAs of the
census1 of 2000, there are 33,099 people, 14,467 households, and 8,767 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,081.2/km² (2,800.5/mi²). There are 16,100 housing units at an average density of 525.9/km² (1,362.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 96.36% White, 1.75% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 14,467 households out of which 25.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% are married couples living together, 13.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% are non-families. 34.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.23 and the average family size is 2.83. In the city the population is spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.9 males. The median income for a household in the city is $26,990, and the median income for a family is $33,081. Males have a median income of $30,516 versus $20,287 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,106. 19.8% of the population and 16.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 32.7% are under the age of 18 and 10.4% are 65 or older.