The City of Wilkes-Barre had a population of 42,188 as of July 1, 2020. 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 41.2459 and longitude -75.8813 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wilkes-Barre 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Wilkes-Barre: Fort Durkee, Wilkes Barre, Wilkesbarre, Wilkes-Barre City.
|Total Population||42,188 (100%)|
|Population in Households||39,093 (92.7%)|
|Population in Families||27,759 (65.8%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||3,095 ( 7.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$36,798|
|Average Household Income||$50,042|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||9%|
|Per Capita Income||$20,553|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||20,158 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||8,568 (42.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||8,525 (42.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||3,065 (15.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$82,969|
|Average Home Value||$103,293|
|Housing Affordability Index3||196|
|Average Household Size||2.29|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.93%|
|Per Capita Income||1.39%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.16%|
The table below compares Wilkes-Barre to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 Density||# 85||95th|
|Median Household Income||# 1650||6th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 810||46th|
|Per Capita Income||# 1652||6th|
|Diversity Index||# 30||98th|
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