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Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Wilkes-Barre is 44,453. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is the 896th largest city in the US.
Wilkes-Barre is located entirely in Luzerne County.
The peak population of Wilkes-Barre was in 1930, when its population was 86,626. In 1930, Wilkes-Barre was the 99th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 896th largest city in the US. Wilkes-Barre is currently 48.7% smaller than it was in 1930.
Wilkes-Barre has grown 3.4% since the 2000. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania's growth is below average. 79% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Wilkes-Barre has a population density of 5,945.3 people per square mile.
|891||Cleveland Heights, Ohio||44,652||-11.8%|
|892||Fond du Lac, Wisconsin||44,595||5.5%|
|897||Rohnert Park, California||44,411||7.3%|
|898||Cutler Bay, Florida||44,291||46.1%|
|899||North Lauderdale, Florida||44,239||14.6%|
|900||Freeport, New York||44,199||0.9%|
|901||Saratoga Springs, Utah||44,164||3416.2%|
|902||El Centro, California||44,158||15.8%|
The total voting age population of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 29,524. The voting age population is 48.7% male and 51.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 15.8% of the residents of Wilkes-Barre are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Wilkes-Barre are 69.8% White, 14.9% Black, 7.7% Other, 4.6% Two or more races, 2.4% Asian, 0.4% American Indian and 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 21.0% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Wilkes-Barre, 26.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 42.8%. On a per-household basis, 20.8% of families are below the poverty line in Wilkes-Barre.
Among those aged 16 and older, 57.6% of Wilkes-Barre residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 84.4% of Wilkes-Barre residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 16.5% have a bachelor's degree and 5.9% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Wilkes-Barre residents aged 5 and older, 19.9% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 15.9% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.3% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Wilkes-Barre is 9.1%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Wilkes-Barre, 8.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Wilkes-Barre is $37,902.
In Wilkes-Barre, 46.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 53.3% of housing units in Wilkes-Barre.
Of all the housing units in Wilkes-Barre, 49.1% of them were build before 1940.
In Wilkes-Barre, 1.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 270 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Wilkes-Barre is $766.
In Wilkes-Barre, 73.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.