Latest Data (2017)
Population 40,806
Nationwide Rank 934

Quick Facts

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is the 934th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

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
2000-2017
924 Winter Haven, Florida 41,280 50.5%
925 Huntsville, Texas 41,277 17.4%
926 Buffalo Grove, Illinois 41,226 -4.7%
927 Bartlett, Illinois 41,149 11.7%
928 Danville, Virginia 41,130 -14.7%
929 Bremerton, Washington 41,041 10.2%
930 Grove City, Ohio 41,022 48.3%
931 Puyallup, Washington 41,001 18.7%
932 Maplewood, Minnesota 40,918 15.6%
933 Shakopee, Minnesota 40,893 93.9%
934 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 40,806 -5.0%
935 Fitchburg, Massachusetts 40,793 4.5%
936 Oviedo, Florida 40,785 54.2%
937 Hutchinson, Kansas 40,772 -2.5%
938 Greenacres, Florida 40,719 42.6%
939 Hickory, North Carolina 40,611 7.7%
940 Brighton, Colorado 40,562 90.4%
941 Apache Junction, Arizona 40,538 26.3%
942 San Gabriel, California 40,514 1.5%
943 Covington, Kentucky 40,455 -5.8%
944 Crystal Lake, Illinois 40,421 5.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In Pennsylvania

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
447 Scranton 77,605 2.3%
465 Bethlehem 75,707 6.2%
631 Lancaster 59,708 5.1%
782 Harrisburg 49,192 0.6%
867 York 44,132 6.9%
870 Altoona 44,098 -10.7%
901 State College 42,430 10.5%
934 Wilkes-Barre 40,806 -5.0%
1112 Norristown 34,510 10.1%
1122 Chester 34,077 -7.5%
1181 Bethel Park 32,404 -3.1%
1326 Williamsport 28,462 -7.0%
1355 Monroeville 27,716 -5.3%
1375 Plum 27,258 1.1%
1383 Easton 27,109 3.3%
1456 Lebanon 25,770 5.4%
1526 Hazleton 24,723 6.2%
1640 Pottstown 22,741 3.9%
1676 New Castle 22,069 -15.9%
1755 Chambersburg 20,878 17.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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