Latest Data (2016)
Population 40,569
Nationwide Rank 930

Quick Facts

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is the 930th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is a city.

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is currently 53.2% 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 In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
920 Huntsville, Texas 41,208 17.2%
921 Bartlett, Illinois 41,178 11.8%
922 La Quinta, California 40,956 66.5%
923 Campbell, California 40,939 5.1%
924 Covington, Kentucky 40,797 -5.0%
925 Sumter, South Carolina 40,723 0.1%
926 Bremerton, Washington 40,675 9.2%
927 Puyallup, Washington 40,640 17.7%
928 Oakley, California 40,622 57.1%
929 Shakopee, Minnesota 40,610 92.6%
930 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 40,569 -5.6%
931 Hickory, North Carolina 40,567 7.6%
932 Quincy, Illinois 40,531 -0.3%
933 Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 40,500 19.2%
934 Hagerstown, Maryland 40,452 9.9%
935 Fitchburg, Massachusetts 40,414 3.5%
936 San Gabriel, California 40,404 1.2%
937 La Puente, California 40,377 -1.8%
938 Crystal Lake, Illinois 40,339 5.1%
939 Holyoke, Massachusetts 40,280 0.9%
940 Calexico, California 40,232 47.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In Pennsylvania

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
439 Scranton 77,291 1.8%
462 Bethlehem 75,293 5.6%
629 Lancaster 59,218 4.3%
777 Harrisburg 48,904 0.0%
848 Altoona 44,589 -9.7%
859 York 43,859 6.2%
901 State College 41,992 9.3%
930 Wilkes-Barre 40,569 -5.6%
1107 Norristown 34,370 9.6%
1120 Chester 33,988 -7.8%
1184 Bethel Park 31,911 -4.6%
1297 Williamsport 28,834 -5.8%
1340 Monroeville 27,953 -4.4%
1362 Plum 27,399 1.7%
1386 Easton 26,978 2.8%
1449 Lebanon 25,726 5.3%
1516 Hazleton 24,659 6.0%
1636 Pottstown 22,661 3.5%
1663 New Castle 22,142 -15.7%
1760 Chambersburg 20,691 15.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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