Wilkes-Barre SnackAbility

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/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
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Amenities
9.5
Education
5
Commute
9

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Info Snack

Wilkes-Barre (/wlksbr/ or /-bri/) is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Luzerne County. It is one of the principal cities in the Scranton?Wilkes-Barre?Hazleton, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Located at the center of the Wyoming Valley, it is second in size to the nearby city of Scranton. The Scranton?Wilkes-Barre?Hazleton, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 563,631 as of the 2010 Census, making it the fourth-largest metro/statistical area in the state of Pennsylvania. Wilkes-Barre and the surrounding Wyoming Valley are framed by the Pocono Mountains to the east, the Endless Mountains to the west, and the Lehigh Valley to the south. The Susquehanna River flows through the center of the valley and defines the northwestern border of the city.
Population
40,964
Unemployment
10.9%
Poverty
30.1%
Median Home
$76,700
Median Income
$31,248
Median Rent
$672

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Map Of Wilkes-Barre, PA

Population over time in Wilkes-Barre

Year Population % Change
2016 40,964 -0.4%
2015 41,108 -0.2%
2014 41,202 -0.4%
2013 41,374 -0.2%
2012 41,463 -0.2%
2011 41,557 -0.1%
2010 41,595 -

Race / Ethnicity in Wilkes-Barre

White
66.4% (27,218)
African American
12.6% (5,161)
American Indian
0.1% (44)
Asian
1.8% (721)
Hawaiian
0.2% (65)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
3.1% (1,258)
Hispanic
15.9% (6,497)
Race Wilkes-Barre PA USA
White 66.4% 77.7% 60.6%
African American 12.6% 10.6% 10.4%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 1.8% 3.1% 4.3%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.0% 0.1%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 3.9%
Two Or More 3.1% 1.7% 2.5%
Hispanic 15.9% 6.6% 17.3%

Household Income For Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
15.3% (6,267)
$10,000 to $14,999
10.8% (4,424)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.5% (6,349)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.7% (5,202)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.1% (5,775)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.4% (6,718)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.6% (3,113)
$100,000 to $149,999
6.0% (2,457)
$150,000 to $199,999
0.9% (368)
$200,000 or more
0.8% (327)
Income Wilkes-Barre PA USA
Less than $10,000 15.3% 6.7% 7.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 10.8% 5.1% 5.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.5% 10.5% 10.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.7% 10.0% 9.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.1% 13.4% 13.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.4% 18.3% 17.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.6% 12.6% 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 6.0% 13.5% 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 0.9% 5.0% 5.4%
$200,000 or more 0.8% 4.9% 5.7%

Gender in Wilkes-Barre

Female
51.0% (20,887)
Male
49.0% (20,076)
Gender Wilkes-Barre PA USA
Female 51.0% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 49.0% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Wilkes-Barre for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.5% (2,256)
9-12th Grade
11.3% (4,621)
High School / GED
41.7% (17,074)
Some College
19.0% (7,763)
Associate's Degree
6.9% (2,807)
Bachelor's Degree
10.6% (4,347)
Master's Degree
4.2% (1,707)
Professional Degree
0.5% (197)
Doctorate Degree
0.5% (187)
Education Wilkes-Barre PA USA
< 9th Grade 5.5% 3.4% 5.6%
9-12th Grade 11.3% 7.0% 7.4%
High School / GED 41.7% 36.0% 27.5%
Some College 19.0% 16.2% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.9% 8.0% 8.2%
Bachelor's Degree 10.6% 17.8% 18.8%
Master's Degree 4.2% 8.2% 8.2%
Professional Degree 0.5% 1.9% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.5% 1.4% 1.3%

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