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|People QuickFacts||Parkersburg||West Virginia|
|Population, 2013 estimate||31,186||1,854,304|
|Population, 2012 estimate||31,255||1,856,680|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||31,382||1,852,999|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||-0.6%||0.1%|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012||-0.4%||0.2%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010||6.4%||5.6%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010||21.3%||20.9%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010||18.0%||16.0%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010||52.5%||50.7%|
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a)||94.9%||93.9%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a)||2.0%||3.4%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a)||0.3%||0.2%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a)||0.4%||0.7%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a)||0.1%||0.0%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010||2.1%||1.5%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b)||1.2%||1.2%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010||94.1%||93.2%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012||84.8%||87.9%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012||0.8%||1.4%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012||1.6%||2.4%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||85.6%||83.4%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||15.6%||17.9%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012||16.3||25.4|
|Housing units, 2010||15,562||881,917|
|Homeownership rate, 2008-2012||62.3%||73.7%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012||22.0%||12.0%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012||$88,200||$97,300|
|Persons per household, 2008-2012||2.26||2.43|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012||$20,162||$22,482|
|Median household income, 2008-2012||$32,783||$40,400|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012||21.5%||17.6%|
|Business QuickFacts||Parkersburg||West Virginia|
|Total number of firms, 2007||2,979||120,381|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||S|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||S|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||1.3%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.0%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.7%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||23.7%||28.1%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||D||25,080,573|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||177,970||11,036,467|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||820,888||20,538,829|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$25,950||$11,340|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||87,066||2,553,258|
|Geography QuickFacts||Parkersburg||West Virginia|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||11.82||24,038.21|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||2,664.3||77.1|