Wilkes-Barre, PA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Info Snack

Population
40,805
Unemployment
9.3%
Poverty
23.3%
Median Home
$78,000
Median Income
$40,505
Median Rent
$757

Wilkes-Barre SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9.5
Education
5
Commute
9

Wilkes-Barre, PA Crime Report

1,094
Total Crimes
2,686.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
14.51%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Wilkes-Barre
/ 100k People
Pennsylvania
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,094 2,686.5 2,033.6 2,346.0
Violent Crime 242 594.3 389.5 387.8
Murder 3 7.4 7.9 6.5
Robbery 68 167.0 83.9 73.9
Aggravated Assault 147 361.0 264.6 279.7
Property Crime 852 2,092.2 1,644.1 1,958.2
Burglary 194 476.4 248.6 314.2
Larceny 616 1,512.7 1,274.5 1,398.0
Car Theft 42 103.1 121.0 246.0

Wilkes-Barre, PA Cost Of Living

88
Wilkes-Barre's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania National Average
Overall 88 102 100
Services 97 100 100
Groceries 111 108 100
Health 96 94 100
Housing 51 92 100
Transportation 109 113 100
Utilities 109 112 100

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Rankings for Wilkes-Barre in Pennsylvania

Map Of Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Population over time in Wilkes-Barre

Year Population % Change
2020 40,805 -0.1%
2019 40,847 -
2018 0 -100.0%
2017 40,964 -0.4%
2016 41,108 -0.2%
2015 41,202 -0.4%
2014 41,374 -0.2%
2013 41,463 -0.2%
2012 41,557 -0.1%
2011 41,595 -

Race / Ethnicity in Wilkes-Barre

White
56.2% (22,929)
African American
11.4% (4,632)
American Indian
0.2% (87)
Asian
2.7% (1,090)
Hawaiian
0.1% (27)
Other
0.0% (5)
Two Or More
2.9% (1,190)
Hispanic
26.6% (10,845)
Race Wilkes-Barre PA USA
White 56.2% 75.7% 60.1%
African American 11.4% 10.6% 12.2%
American Indian 0.2% 0.1% 0.6%
Asian 2.7% 3.5% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.3% 0.3%
Two Or More 2.9% 2.2% 2.8%
Hispanic 26.6% 7.6% 18.2%

Gender in Wilkes-Barre

Female
50.7% (20,707)
Male
49.3% (20,098)
Gender Wilkes-Barre PA USA
Female 50.7% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 49.3% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Wilkes-Barre for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (2,448)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (4,080)
High School / GED
40.0% (16,322)
Some College
17.0% (6,936)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (3,672)
Bachelor's Degree
12.0% (4,896)
Master's Degree
4.0% (1,632)
Professional Degree
1.0% (408)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (408)
Education Wilkes-Barre PA USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 2.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 40.0% 34.0% 27.0%
Some College 17.0% 16.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 12.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 4.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
12.4% (505,478)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.1% (247,199)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.2% (539,247)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.4% (505,742)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.8% (562,727)
$50,000 to $74,999
21.8% (889,336)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.9% (404,435)
$100,000 to $149,999
6.7% (271,470)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.4% (96,821)
$200,000 or more
1.4% (58,040)
Income Wilkes-Barre PA USA
Less than $10,000 12.4% 5.8% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.1% 4.0% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.2% 8.8% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.4% 9.0% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.8% 12.1% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 21.8% 17.6% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.9% 13.2% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 6.7% 15.7% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.4% 6.7% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 1.4% 7.1% 8.3%

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