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Parkersburg is a city in and the county seat of Wood County, West Virginia, United States. Located at the confluence of the Ohio and Little Kanawha rivers, it is the state's third-largest city and the largest city in the Parkersburg–Marietta–Vienna Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 31,492 at the 2010 census. Its peak of population was more than 44,000 in 1960. The city is about 14 miles south of Marietta, Ohio. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad reached Parkersburg in 1857, but lacked a crossing over the Ohio River until after the American Civil War. When the B&O completed the Parkersburg Bridge (CSX) 1868-1870 to Belpre, it was the longest railroad bridge in the world. The Bureau of the Public Debt, an agency of the U.S. Treasury Department, was relocated from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in the late 20th century and headquartered in Parkersburg. In October 2012, it was merged with the Financial Management Service to form the Bureau of the Fiscal Service.


Parkersburg in United States offers a unique experience to travellers. The nearest major city to Parkersburg is Columbus City. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Columbus City for its bountiful attractions like Easton Town Center, Franklin Park Conservatory, Cosi on your trip to Parkersburg. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Parkersburg*

  • Pollution Statistics in Parkersburg

    Know the pollution level of Parkersburg before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 100 (Very High)
  • Parkersburg: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Parkersburg for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Parkersburg.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Parkersburg - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 37.5 (Low)
    • Climate Index 74.96 (High)
    • Pollution Index 101.72 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 60.36 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.7 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 157.43 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Parkersburg

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Parkersburg

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.04 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 37.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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