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Parkersburg, West Virginia

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Welcome to Parkersburg ...

The city of Parkersburg is located in Wood County and is the County Seat for Wood County.

The location of Parkersburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Parkersburg has a population of 30,096 people<2> (see below for details).

Parkersburg is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Parkersburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Parkersburg: (304) & (681)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Parkersburg had a population of 31,492 people (or 36.22% of the total population of Wood County). This makes Parkersburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Parkersburg represents 1.7% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 31,492 people, the population of Parkersburg decreased 4.86% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 33,099 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Parkersburg had an population of 30,096 people. This is a decrease of 4.43% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.07% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Parkersburg.

Communities near Parkersburg ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Parkersburg and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Coolville (OH)   [Map]   498   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lowell (OH)   [Map]   539   N   18 miles [29 km]
Marietta (OH)   [Map]   13,673   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Belmont   [Map]   876   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Blennerhassett   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Elizabeth   [Map]   827   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Parkersburg.

Communities Also Named Parkersburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Parkersburg - they are located in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Oregon.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Parkersburg.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Parkersburg. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Parkersburg. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Parkersburg. Our list includes 46 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Parkersburg:

Websites for Parkersburg ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Parkersburg ...

Looking for more information about Parkersburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Parkersburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Parkersburg.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for Wood County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Parkersburg.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Parkersburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Parkersburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Parkersburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Parkersburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parkersburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2621, Longitude: -81.5417     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Parkersburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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