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"The Savings Bond Capital of America"
Parkersburg is a city in Wood County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Capt. Alexander Parker, settler.
The latitude of Parkersburg is 39.266N. The longitude is -81.561W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 614 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 32,100.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Parkersburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wood County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Parkersburg-Marietta area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 26104 ZIP code.
19% of Parkersburg residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Parkersburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Parkersburg was $16,106, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Parkersburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Parkersburg include Avery Street Historic District, Blennerhassett Island Historic District, Julia-Ann Square Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Parkersburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $333. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $677.
Libraries in Parkersburg include Parkersburg/Wood County ... View libraries
Newspapers in Parkersburg include Parkersburg News & Sentinel
TV stations in Parkersburg include WTAP.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WVPG.
Wood County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Parkersburg political report.
The average commute time for Parkersburg workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Parkersburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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