Latest Data (2018)
Population 40,806
Nationwide Rank 949

Quick Facts

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is the 949th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

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. 95% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
939 Wentzville, Missouri 41,164 451.2%
940 Shelton, Connecticut 41,097 7.5%
941 Greenacres, Florida 41,084 43.9%
942 Schertz, Texas 41,057 95.0%
943 Cedar Falls, Iowa 41,048 13.3%
944 Maplewood, Minnesota 41,004 15.8%
945 Bartlett, Illinois 40,931 11.1%
946 Hickory, North Carolina 40,925 8.5%
947 Fitchburg, Massachusetts 40,882 4.7%
948 Buffalo Grove, Illinois 40,853 -5.5%
949 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 40,806 -5.0%
950 Danville, Virginia 40,693 -15.6%
951 Hutchinson, Kansas 40,623 -2.8%
952 Gallatin, Tennessee 40,457 71.7%
953 Florence, Alabama 40,428 11.2%
954 Bullhead City, Arizona 40,421 19.0%
955 Lancaster, Ohio 40,414 13.8%
956 Woburn, Massachusetts 40,397 7.9%
957 Westerville, Ohio 40,387 13.8%
958 Covington, Kentucky 40,366 -6.0%
959 Holyoke, Massachusetts 40,358 1.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In Pennsylvania

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
452 Scranton 77,182 1.7%
468 Bethlehem 75,790 6.3%
638 Lancaster 59,420 4.6%
790 Harrisburg 49,229 0.7%
877 York 44,118 6.9%
882 Altoona 43,702 -11.5%
909 State College 42,352 10.3%
949 Wilkes-Barre 40,806 -5.0%
1119 Norristown 34,422 9.8%
1140 Chester 33,909 -8.0%
1183 Bethel Park 32,501 -2.9%
1334 Williamsport 28,348 -7.4%
1369 Monroeville 27,529 -5.9%
1384 Easton 27,216 3.7%
1390 Plum 27,135 0.7%
1460 Lebanon 25,902 6.0%
1533 Hazleton 24,703 6.1%
1654 Pottstown 22,667 3.6%
1704 New Castle 21,797 -17.0%
1758 Chambersburg 21,029 17.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 40,806 949
2017 40,806 934
2016 40,569 930
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