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Population (year 2000): 43,123. Estimated population in July 2005: 41,337 (-4.1% change)
Males: 20,799 (48.2%), Females: 22,324 (51.8%)

Luzerne County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 38.8 years
Median household income: $26,711 (year 2000)
Median house value: $64,700 (year 2000)

Wilkes-Barre, PA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Wilkes-Barre:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.4%)
  • Black (5.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (21.8%), Polish (19.8%), German (17.4%), Italian (11.1%), Welsh (6.1%), English (5.7%).Pennsylvania

Elevation: 550 feet

Land area: 6.8 square miles

Wilkes-Barre,

For population 25 years and over in Wilkes-Barre

  • High school or higher: 76.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wilkes-Barre city

  • Never married: 33.7%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

2.3% Foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.6% Asia, 0.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -4,577 (-9.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: PA Scranton, (18.5 miles pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: PA Philadelphia, (99.8 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Township, PA (1.3 miles Wilkes-Barre PA (1.7 miles Kingston, PA Ashley, (2.6 miles PA (2.6 miles Edwardsville, PA (2.6 miles Pringle, Fort, PA (2.7 miles Forty PA (2.9 miles Luzerne, Run, PA (3.1 miles Laurel


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 7 buildings, average cost: $70,300
  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $70,300
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $40,200
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $58,800
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $54,000

Latitude: 41.24 N, Longitude: 75.88 W

Area code: 570

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.6%), Retail trade (13.9%), Manufacturing (12.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +12,462 (+28.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,568 (43.3%)

Crime in Wilkes-Barre by Year

Type 1999 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 3 2 3
    per 100,000 2.3 7.0 4.6 7.0
Rapes 14 15 15 15
    per 100,000 32.5 34.8 34.8 34.8
Robberies 116 113 92 90
    per 100,000 269.0 262.0 213.3 208.7
Assaults 63 121 39 58
    per 100,000 146.1 280.6 90.4 134.5
Burglaries 281 378 406 267
    per 100,000 651.6 876.6 941.5 619.2
Thefts 1,415 1,485 1,579 1,107
    per 100,000 3281.3 3443.6 3661.6 2567.1
Auto thefts 199 214 134 119
    per 100,000 461.5 496.3 310.7 276.0
339.0 394.4 337.9 278.5

Average climate in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wilkes-Barre,

Wilkes-Barre-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.1 miles away from the Wilkes-Barre city center killed 2 people and injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 7/26/1981, a category 3 tornado 38.7 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Bob Sura - NBA player (Houston Rockets, born: Mar 25, 1973), Kevin Gryboski - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Texas Rangers, born: Nov 15, 1973), Quentin Harris - 2005 NFL player (Arizona Cardinals, born: Jan 26, 1977), Ted Tryba - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 1/15/67).

Main business address for: MM COMPANIES INC (PHONOGRAPH RECORDS & PRERECORDED AUDIO TAPES & DISKS), SOUTHERN UNION CO (NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION).


Hospital/medical center in Wilkes-Barre:
  • WVHCS HOSPITAL INC (575 NORTH RIVER STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Wilkes-Barre:
  • JOHN HEINZ INST OF REHAB MEDICINE (about 1 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA)
  • FIRST HOSPITAL WYOMING VALLEY (about 1 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL (about 2 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wilkes-Barre:
  • WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTL (about 13 miles; WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA; ID: AVP)
  • LEHIGH VALLEY INTERNATIONAL (about 52 miles; ALLENTOWN, PA; ID: ABE)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 61 miles; READING, PA; ID: RDG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wilkes-Barre:
  • WILKES-BARRE WYOMING VALLEY (about 4 miles; WILKES-BARRE, PA; ID: WBW)
  • SKYHAVEN (about 20 miles; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; ID: 76N)
  • HAZLETON MUNI (about 20 miles; HAZLETON, PA; ID: HZL)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Judicial and Legal 3 $9,713 $38,852 0 $0
Police - Other 5 $13,200 $31,680 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 29 $74,636 $30,883 0 $0
Firefighters 84 $347,332 $49,618 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,801 $33,612 0 $0
Streets and Highways 9 $31,388 $41,850 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 9 $34,062 $45,416 0 $0
Financial Administration 18 $52,370 $34,913 0 $0
Health 17 $57,934 $40,894 5 $3,666
Other Government Administration 26 $76,374 $35,249 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 76 $325,232 $51,352 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 14 $44,253 $37,931 0 $0
Totals for Government 291 $1,069,296 $44,094 5 $3,666
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wilkes-Barre:
  • WILKES UNIVERSITY (about 1 miles; WILKES BARRE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,438)
  • LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; NANTICOKE, PA; FT enrollment: 3,582)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON (about 20 miles; SCRANTON, PA; FT enrollment: 4,093)
  • MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; SCRANTON, PA; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 42 miles; BLOOMSBURG, PA; FT enrollment: 6,880)
  • LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; SCHNECKSVILLE, PA; FT enrollment: 2,145)
  • KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 50 miles; KUTZTOWN, PA; FT enrollment: 7,101)
Public high school in Wilkes-Barre:
  • G A R MEMORIAL JSHS (Students: 855; Grades: 07 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Wilkes-Barre:
  • LYNDWOOD EL SCH (Students: 289; Grades: 02 - 05)
  • WILKES-BARRE AVTS (Grades: 00 - 00)
Library in Wilkes-Barre:
  • OSTERHOUT FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,745,348; Location: 71 SOUTH FRANKLIN ST; 232,588 books; 9,091 audio materials; 3,139 video materials; 473 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Parsons Station (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mill Creek (A), Laurel Run (B).

Parks in Wilkes-Barre include: Miner Park (1), Mayflower Park (2), Huber Park (3), Kirby Park (4).


Wilkes-Barre compared to Pennsylvania state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Wilkes-Barre:
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WBAX (1240 AM; 1 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)
  • WYCK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PLAINS, PA; Owner: LB RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNAK (730 AM; 1 kW; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: SEVEN-THIRTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEJL (630 AM; 2 kW; SCRANTON, PA)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WEMR (1460 AM; 5 kW; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
Strongest FM radio stations in Wilkes-Barre:
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WRKC (88.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W288BE (105.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WCWQ (93.7 FM; DALLAS, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEZX (106.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WGGY (101.3 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WWDL-FM (104.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: LANE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBHD (95.7 FM; OLYPHANT, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUSR (99.5 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAMT (103.1 FM; FREELAND, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • W212AT (90.3 FM; CLARKS SUMMIT, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PA. EDUCTNL TV ASSOC.)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Wilkes-Barre:
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • W07BV (Channel 7; WILKES-BARRE, ETC., PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • WQPX (Channel 64; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: PAXSON SCRANTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • W54BO (Channel 54; KINGSTON, PA; Owner: KATHY POTERA)
  • WSWB (Channel 38; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • W67DE (Channel 67; NEWPORT, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)

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