Wilkes-Barre Information

Wilkes-Barre Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Wilkes-Barre, PA

General Wilkes-Barre Information

State: Pennsylvania

County: Luzerne County

Close cities: Pringle, PA, Luzerne, PA, Forty Fort, PA, Edwardsville, PA, Swoyersville, PA, Courtdale, PA, Larksville, PA, Laurel Run, PA, Shavertown, PA, Wilkes-Barre Township, PA, Ashley, PA

Wilkes-Barre Population (census data)
Total 41,069 (-4.5% since 2000)
Male 19,808 (48.2%)
Female 21,261 (51.8%)

Population Density: 5,996 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 84.3 (US Avg is 100)

Wilkes-Barre Elevation: 550 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1871

Land Area: 6.85 square miles

Median Household Income: $33,065

Zip Codes: 18765, 18773, 18766, 18711, 18762, 18767, 18701, 18705, 18703, 18706, 18764, 18710, 18702, 18769, 18704, 18709, 18707, and 18708.

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Wilkes-Barre Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (91.4%)
  • Black (5.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Other race (0.5%)
Ancestry Information:
  • Irish (21.8%)
  • Polish (19.8%)
  • German (17.4%)
  • Italian (11.1%)
  • Welsh (6.1%)
  • English (5.7%)
Foriegn Born: 1,001 people (2.4%)
  • Europe (47.6%)
  • Asia (28.6%)
  • Latin America (23.8%)

Wilkes-Barre School Information

High Schools
Elmer L Meyers Junior-Senior High School (341 Carey Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18702 - Wilkes-Barre Area School District District)
G A R Memorial Junior-Senior High School (Grant & Lehigh Streets, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18702 - Wilkes-Barre Area School District District)
James M Coughlin Junior-Senior High School (80 N Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18701 - Wilkes-Barre Area School District District)
Elementary Schools
Daniel J Flood Elementary School (565 N Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18705 - Wilkes-Barre Area School District District)
Dodson Elementary School (80 Jones Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18702 - Wilkes-Barre Area School District District)
Dr. David W Kistler Elementary School (301 Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18702 - Wilkes-Barre Area School District District)
Heights/Murray Elementary School (1 South Sherman Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18702 - Wilkes-Barre Area School District District)

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