The City of Wilkes-Barre had a population of 42,055 as of July 1, 2017. Wilkes-Barre ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Wilkes-Barre is located at latitude 41.2466 and longitude -75.8757 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wilkes-Barre (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 548 feet.
The City of Wilkes-Barre (GNIS ID: 1215416) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wilkes-Barre population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Wilkes-Barre: Fort Durkee, Wilkes Barre, Wilkesbarre, Wilkes-Barre City.
|Daytime Population: Workers||26,494|
|Daytime Population: Residents||23,715|
|Total Daytime Population (TDP)||50,209|
|Ratio TDP/Total Population1||1.19|
|Population in Households||38,938|
|Population in Familes||27,787|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||3,117|
|Median Household Income||$35,126|
|Average Household Income||$46,262|
|Per Capita Income||$19,521|
|Total Housing Units||19,694 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||7,885 (40.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||9,097 (46.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,712 (13.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$85,047|
|Average Home Value||$102,439|
|Average Household Size||2.29|
|Average Family Size||3|
NOTES1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.14%|
|Per Capita Income||2.44%|
The table below compares Wilkes-Barre to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 14||99th|
|Population Density1||# 89||95th|
|Diversity Index2||# 42||98th|
|Median Household Income||# 1643||7th|
|Per Capita Income||# 1640||7th|
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