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Parkersburg, West Virginia
Welcome to Parkersburg ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Parkersburg has a population of 29,306 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Parkersburg.
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>
The ZIP code for Parkersburg: 26101<5>
Websites for Parkersburg ...
Official Website: www.parkersburg-wv.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Parkersburg had an population of 29,306 people. This is a decrease of 6.94% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.46% since the 2000 Census).
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).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Parkersburg.
Adding Parkersburg to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Parkersburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Parkersburg elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Parkersburg on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Parkersburg on our Genealogy Page.
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.
Communities near Parkersburg ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Parkersburg.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Parkersburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Parkersburg.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Parkersburg.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Parkersburg. Our list includes 46 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Parkersburg.
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.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Parkersburg: www.parkersburg-wv.com/
The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/
The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/
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This page was last modified: 04 May 2021