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  ECONOMY OVERVIEW
  

The unemployment rate in Parkersburg, West Virginia, is 5.90%, with job growth of 0.90%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 35.90%.

Parkersburg, West Virginia Taxes
Parkersburg, West Virginia,sales tax rate is 6.00%. Income tax is 6.00%.

Parkersburg, West Virginia Income and Salaries

The income per capita is $20,162, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $32,783.

  ECONOMYParkersburg, West VirginiaUnited States
  Unemployment Rate  5.90%6.30%
  Recent Job Growth  0.90%1.18%
  Future Job Growth  35.90%36.10%
  Sales Taxes  6.00%6.00%
  Income Taxes  6.00%4.72%
  Income per Cap.  $20,162$28,051
  Household Income  $32,783$53,046
  Family Median Income  $48,079$64,585
  ESTIMATED HOUSEHOLDS BY HOUSEHOLD INCOME
  Income Less Than 15K  21.85%12.61%
  Income between 15K and 20K  9.05%5.33%
  Income between 20K and 30K  16.33%10.57%
  Income between 30K and 40K  10.38%9.90%
  Income between 40K and 50K  7.77%8.95%
  Income between 50K and 60K  7.90%8.08%
  Income between 60K and 75K  9.25%10.09%
  Income between 75K and 100K  9.00%12.25%
  Income between 100K and 150K  6.69%12.82%
  Income between 150K and 200K  1.02%4.78%
  Income greater than 200K  0.76%4.64%
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Management, business, finance  10.11%14.36%
  Engineering, computers, science  3.84%5.24%
  Community, social services  1.13%1.66%
  Legal  0.97%1.17%
  Education, library  5.44%6.10%
  Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment  1.96%1.88%
  Healthcare practitioners and technology  5.95%5.49%
  Healthcare support  2.38%2.47%
  Firefighters, law enforcement  1.93%2.24%
  Food preparation, serving  8.62%5.61%
  Building maintenance  5.19%3.97%
  Personal care  4.20%3.54%
  Sales, office, administrative support  29.10%24.89%
  Farming, fishing, forestry  0.00%0.73%
  Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair  7.12%8.56%
  Production, transportation, material moving  12.07%12.10%
  ECONOMY COMMENTS
  
Education
The schools is this area are wonderful. There are public and private schools that offer a variety of academics and athletics. Most of the area high schools are geared... (read more)
Pros and cons
Just like most places, Parkersburg definitely has it's pros and cons. The pros: pretty low crime rate (although it's growing more and more every year), typically no... (read more)
Crime
Crime in Parkersburg is very low compared to the national average. Pleasant place to raise children currently. As the area starts a build up of new business, there... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
Pros and cons
Just like most places, Parkersburg definitely has it's pros and cons. The pros: pretty low crime rate (although it's growing more and more every year), typically no... (read more)
Want out!!!
Parkersburg is dying. There are very, very few good jobs to be found here. The population is decreasing more and more every year as people are wising up and getting out... (read more)
Friendly and Inexpensive
Parkersburg, West Virginia is a small city of about 30,000-plus people situated on the Ohio River. Most of the people live in neighboring Vienna or in the surrounding... (read more)
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