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

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Info Snack

Population
40,867
Unemployment
9.1%
Poverty
26.6%
Median Home
$75,100
Median Income
$37,902
Median Rent
$766

Wilkes-Barre SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
9.5
Education
6
Commute
9

Wilkes-Barre, PA Crime Report

1,094
Total Crimes
2,686.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
8.47%
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 1,709.8 2,476.7
Violent Crime 242 594.3 306.4 366.7
Murder 3 7.4 5.2 5.0
Robbery 68 167.0 76.1 81.6
Aggravated Assault 147 361.0 191.1 250.2
Property Crime 852 2,092.2 1,403.4 2,109.9
Burglary 194 476.4 182.4 340.5
Larceny 616 1,512.7 1,124.2 1,549.5
Car Theft 42 103.1 96.8 219.9

Wilkes-Barre, PA Cost Of Living

87
Wilkes-Barre's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania National Average
Overall 87 99 100
Services 99 98 100
Groceries 103 103 100
Health 98 94 100
Housing 50 91 100
Transportation 110 109 100
Utilities 109 111 100

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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
2019 40,867 0.0%
2018 40,847 -
2017 0 -100.0%
2016 40,964 -0.4%
2015 41,108 -0.2%
2014 41,202 -0.4%
2013 41,374 -0.2%
2012 41,463 -0.2%
2011 41,557 -0.1%
2010 41,595 -

Race / Ethnicity in Wilkes-Barre

White
60.6% (24,749)
African American
12.1% (4,942)
American Indian
0.2% (73)
Asian
2.3% (946)
Hawaiian
0.1% (26)
Other
0.0% (6)
Two Or More
3.8% (1,555)
Hispanic
21.0% (8,570)
Race Wilkes-Barre PA USA
White 60.6% 76.4% 60.7%
African American 12.1% 10.7% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 2.3% 3.4% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.8% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 21.0% 7.3% 18.0%

Gender in Wilkes-Barre

Female
50.6% (20,659)
Male
49.4% (20,208)
Gender Wilkes-Barre PA USA
Female 50.6% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 49.4% 49.0% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
5.0% (2,043)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (4,086)
High School / GED
41.0% (16,755)
Some College
19.0% (7,764)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (3,269)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (4,495)
Master's Degree
5.0% (2,043)
Professional Degree
1.0% (408)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Wilkes-Barre PA USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 41.0% 35.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 16.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
12.4% (508,050)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.6% (310,548)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.1% (616,113)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.7% (479,461)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.3% (583,589)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.5% (797,091)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.6% (350,940)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.5% (305,564)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.0% (81,309)
$200,000 or more
1.3% (54,031)
Income Wilkes-Barre PA USA
Less than $10,000 12.4% 6.1% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.6% 4.3% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.1% 9.3% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.7% 9.2% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.3% 12.3% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.5% 17.6% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.6% 13.1% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.5% 15.2% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.0% 6.4% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 1.3% 6.6% 7.7%

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