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The economy of Parkersburg, WV employs 12,482 people. The economy of Parkersburg, WV is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Accommodation & Food Service; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 3.55; 1.33; and 1.32 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Parkersburg, WV are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,165), Retail trade (1,918), and Accommodation & Food Service (1,325), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($48,942), Transportation & Warehousing ($41,964), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($41,806).

Median household income in Parkersburg, WV is $31,876. Males in Parkersburg, WV have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,425. The income inequality of Parkersburg, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Parkersburg, WV. In Wood County, WV the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 85 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,434. McDowell County, WV has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in West Virginia.


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Parkersburg, WV is home to a population of 31,133 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Parkersburg, WV is composed of 29,327 White residents (94.2%), 763 Two+ residents (2.45%), 554 Black residents (1.78%), 226 Hispanic residents (0.73%), and 100 Asian residents (0.32%). The most common foreign languages in Parkersburg, WV are Spanish (160 speakers), Greek (60 speakers), and French (51 speakers), but compared to other places, Parkersburg, WV has a relative high number of Greek (60 speakers), Other West Germanic (20 speakers), and French (51 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Parkersburg, WV awarded 31 degrees. The student population of Parkersburg, WV is skewed N/A females, with N/A male students and 31 female students. Most students in Parkersburg, WV are White (31 and 100%), followed by Two or more races (N/A and N/A), American Indian (N/A and N/A), and Hispanic or Latino (N/A and N/A). The largest universities in Parkersburg, WV by number of graduates are Mountain State College (31 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Parkersburg, WV are Medical Assistant (22 and 71%), Medical Transcription (3 and 9.7%), and Substance Abuse Counseling (2 and 6.45%). The median tuition costs in Parkersburg, WV are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Parkersburg, WV is $86,400, which is 0.44 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $86,700 to $86,400, a -0.35% increase. The homeownership rate of Parkersburg, WV is 60.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Parkersburg, WV have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Parkersburg, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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