Statewide Claims to Fame

Wilkes-Barre is 3rd in Pennsylvania out of 191 other cities in Retail sales

Wilkes-Barre is 8th in Pennsylvania out of 191 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Wilkes-Barre is 11th in Pennsylvania out of 187 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Wilkes-Barre is 11th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Housing units

Wilkes-Barre is 12th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Households

Wilkes-Barre is 13th in Pennsylvania out of 196 other cities in Current population (2012)

Wilkes-Barre is 15th in Pennsylvania out of 180 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Wilkes-Barre Rank Pennsylvania US
Current population (2012) 41,243 13th 12,763,536 313,914,040
Size in square miles 7.0 37th 44,742.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 5,945.3 45th 283.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Wilkes-Barre Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents younger than 5 5.7% 134th 5.6% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 20.3% 170th 21.5% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 16.2% 119th 16.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Wilkes-Barre Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 83.1% 227th 87.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 14.8% 203rd 26.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Wilkes-Barre Rank Pennsylvania US
Race - White 79.2% 204th 83.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 10.9% 55th 11.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 48th 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.4% 120th 3.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 209th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.9% 62nd 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 11.3% 24th 6.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 74.9% 208th 78.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Wilkes-Barre Rank Pennsylvania US
Female residents 51.1% 214th 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 5.3% 92nd 5.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Wilkes-Barre Rank Pennsylvania US
Housing units 19,595 11th 5,579,275 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 36.2% 69th 20.5% 25.9%
Households 16,697 12th 4,952,566 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 50.4% 214th 70.6% 66.1%
Home median value $78,700 219th $163,200 $186,200
People per household 2.3 154th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Wilkes-Barre Rank Pennsylvania US
Income per capita $17,444 234th $27,824 $27,915
Income per household $30,348 236th $51,651 $52,762
Income below poverty line 26.0% 31st 12.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Wilkes-Barre Rank Pennsylvania US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,593 15th 981,501 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,878,669 3rd $166,842,778 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $45,711 8th $13,323 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $91,081 11th $19,625,449 $613,795,732

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