Latest Data (2015)
Population 40,780
Nationwide Rank 921

Quick Facts

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is the 921st largest city in the United States as of 2015.

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is a city.

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is currently 52.9% smaller than it was in 1930, the year of its peak recorded population.

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania's growth is extremely below average. 97% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
915 Covington, Kentucky -4.6%
916 Peachtree Corners, Georgia
917 Ormond Beach, Florida 12.1%
918 Huntsville, Texas 16.4%
919 Sumter, South Carolina 0.4%
920 Quincy, Illinois 0.2%
921 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania -5.1%
922 La Puente, California -0.9%
923 Holyoke, Massachusetts 2.0%
924 Sherman, Texas 15.5%
925 Goose Creek, South Carolina 28.7%
926 Maplewood, Minnesota 14.6%
927 Streamwood, Illinois 10.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2015 40,780 921
2014 40,814 911
2013 41,108 889
2012 41,243 881
2011 41,313 876
2010 41,498 862
2009 40,964 860
2008 40,965 854
2007 41,099 838
2006 41,107 823
2005 41,254 810
2004 41,421 800
2003 41,725 791
2002 41,985 781
2001 42,383 757
2000 42,984 742
1990 47,653 556
1930 86,626 99
1920 73,833 94
1910 67,105 83
1900 51,721 75
1890 37,718 80
1880 23,339 79