Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 40,806 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.4%
 
Males: 20,028  (49.1%)
Females: 20,778  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

34.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 18701.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,601 (it was $26,711 in 2000)
Wilkes-Barre:

$40,601
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,072 (it was $15,050 in 2000)

Wilkes-Barre city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $98,603 (it was $65,500 in 2000)
Wilkes-Barre:

$98,603
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $101,501; detached houses: $97,662; townhouses or other attached units: $126,547; in 2-unit structures: $72,076; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $875,313; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $31,702; mobile homes: $109,673

Median gross rent in 2017: $706.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wilkes-Barre: 94.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 30.1%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.9% for Black residents, 53.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.1% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 43.2% for other race residents, 34.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wilkes-Barre, PA (2017)
    • 26,06463.9%White alone
    • 8,15120.0%Hispanic
    • 6,08914.9%Black alone
    • 1,0452.6%Two or more races
    • 9462.3%Asian alone
    • 390.10%American Indian alone
    • 610.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Wilkes-Barre detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 84 registered sex offenders living in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wilkes-Barre is 484 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Wilkes-Barre by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(7.2)
6
(14.5)
3
(7.3)
2
(4.9)
10
(24.6)
2
(4.9)
2
(4.8)
3
(7.2)
12
(29.2)
2
(4.9)
2
(4.9)
4
(9.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
30
(72.1)
31
(74.9)
19
(46.3)
17
(41.5)
7
(17.2)
13
(31.7)
12
(28.8)
30
(72.2)
30
(72.9)
22
(53.6)
12
(29.7)
30
(73.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
112
(269.0)
110
(265.9)
110
(268.0)
104
(253.8)
88
(216.2)
111
(270.9)
129
(309.9)
76
(183.0)
110
(267.2)
92
(224.3)
104
(257.3)
85
(208.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
62
(148.9)
62
(149.9)
61
(148.6)
57
(139.1)
66
(162.1)
70
(170.9)
70
(168.1)
63
(151.7)
56
(136.0)
63
(153.6)
133
(329.1)
91
(223.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
338
(811.8)
298
(720.3)
373
(908.6)
250
(610.1)
284
(697.6)
352
(859.2)
317
(761.5)
271
(652.5)
317
(770.1)
348
(848.4)
225
(556.7)
204
(501.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,143
(2,745)
1,256
(3,036)
1,194
(2,909)
1,170
(2,855)
1,119
(2,749)
1,373
(3,351)
1,080
(2,594)
869
(2,092)
969
(2,354)
1,037
(2,528)
816
(2,019)
707
(1,737)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
121
(290.6)
132
(319.0)
116
(282.6)
101
(246.5)
94
(230.9)
89
(217.2)
86
(206.6)
103
(248.0)
103
(250.2)
64
(156.0)
60
(148.4)
54
(132.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
20
(48.0)
10
(24.2)
13
(31.7)
6
(14.6)
6
(14.7)
8
(19.5)
4
(9.6)
3
(7.2)
6
(14.6)
5
(12.2)
8
(19.8)
5
(12.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)372.4396.0364.3323.6337.4362.2332.9306.7392.0323.7308.3301.1

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City-data.com crime index in Wilkes-Barre, PA

Crime rate in Wilkes-Barre detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 81 (77 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: Polish (11.5%), Irish (9.2%), Italian (7.7%), German (6.3%), American (5.1%), Slovak (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 05/24/1871

Elevation: 550 feet

Land area: 6.85 square miles.

Population density: 5,958 people per square mile   (average).

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania map

3,266 residents are foreign born (4.9% Latin America).

This city:

8.0%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,792 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,491 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (15.9 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (94.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Wilkes-Barre Township, PA (1.1 miles ),
Kingston borough, PA (1.3 miles ),
Edwardsville borough, PA (1.5 miles ),
Ashley borough, PA (1.5 miles ),
Pringle borough, PA (1.6 miles ),
Plains, PA (1.6 miles ),
Laurel Run borough, PA (1.6 miles ),
Forty Fort borough, PA (1.6 miles )

Latitude: 41.24 N, Longitude: 75.88 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +13,232 (+32.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,786 (34.0%)

Area code: 570

Distribution of median household income in Wilkes-Barre, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wilkes-Barre, PA in 2017

Property values in Wilkes-Barre, PA

Wilkes-Barre satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $275,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $125,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Wilkes-Barre, PA residents
Average permit cost in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.9%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Historical housing units in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Most common industries in Wilkes-Barre, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.4%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Wilkes-Barre, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.7%)

Average climate in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.3. This is about average.

City:

72.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.71. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.71
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.151. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.151
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.69. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.69
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Wilkes-Barre-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 28% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.9 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 F3 tornado 36.0 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wilkes-Barre-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 203.0 miles away from Wilkes-Barre center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 63.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 235.1 miles away from Wilkes-Barre center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 249.5 miles away from Wilkes-Barre center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.8 miles away from Wilkes-Barre center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 275.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Luzerne County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wilkes-Barre topographic map

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Wilkes-Barre:

  • WILKES BARRE VA MEDICAL CENTER (Government Federal, 1111 EAST END BOULEVARD)
  • WILKES-BARRE GENERAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 575 NORTH RIVER STREET)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-EAST MOUNTAIN (101 EAST MOUNTAIN DRIVE)
  • JOHN HEINZ SENIOR REHAB CARE (150 MUNDY STREET)
  • RIVERSTREET MANOR (440 NORTH RIVER STREET)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE WILKES-BARRE (307 LAIRD STREET, SUITE #1)

Airports and heliports located in Wilkes-Barre:

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Colleges/Universities in Wilkes-Barre:

  • Wilkes University (Full-time enrollment: 3,912; Location: 84 West South Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wilkes.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • King's College (Full-time enrollment: 2,392; Location: 133 N River St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.kings.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Wilkes-Barre:

  • Luzerne County Community College (about 7 miles; Nanticoke, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,724)
  • Misericordia University (about 9 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)
  • University of Scranton (about 17 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 5,488)
  • Marywood University (about 19 miles; Scranton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 34 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 41 miles; East Stroudsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,195)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 43 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 4,391)

Public high schools in Wilkes-Barre:

  • G A R MEMORIAL JSHS (Students: 889, Location: GRANT & LEHIGH STREETS, Grades: 7-12)
  • WILKES-BARRE AREA CTC (Location: JUMPER ROAD PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Wilkes-Barre:

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Library in Wilkes-Barre:

  • OSTERHOUT FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,370,281; Location: 71 SOUTH FRANKLIN ST; 220,286 books; 18,922 audio materials; 6,642 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 82 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 240 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Fire-1999 Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvnia. four resiedents involved...Hazle Street(960)Avenue
  • The hospital on North River Street in W-B is actually the area's first and has always been known as W-B General Hospital. Nearby is Geisinger Hospital, the area's newest, and in South W-B is Mercy Hospital which recently affiliated with Geisinger. Nesbitt Memorial Hospital is on Wyoming Ave. across the river in Kingston, and I believe it is now affiliated with W-B General Hosp.
  • Kings College should be added to list of colleges in Wilkes-Barre. It is located within the city limits, offers bachelor's and master's degrees; has enrollment of about 3,000 undergrad students, 500 graduates students
  • Add to the public schools located within the city of Wilkes-Barre: Coughlin High School, 80 North Wastington Street, Wilkes-Barre. Phone 570-826-7201. Dodson Elementary School, 80 Jones Street, Wilkes-Barre, Phone 570-826-7185 Flood Elementary School, 565 North Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa Phone 570-826-7245 Heights/Murray Elementary School, 1 South Sherman Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA Phone 570-826-7255 Kistler, Dr. David, Elementary School, 301 Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA Phone 570-826-7230 Mackin, Edward, Elementary School, 13 Hillard Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA Phone 570-826-7195 E. L. Meyers High School, 341 Carey Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA Phone 570-826-7145 Solomon/Plains Memorial Elementary School, 41 Abbott Street, Plains, PA Phone 570-826-7222 Solomon/Plains Memorial Junior High School, 43 Abbott Street, Plains, PA Phone 570-826-7224 Bear Creek Community Charter School, 2000 Bear Creek Boulevard, Bear Creek, PA Phone 570-820-4070 Private Catholic High School: Bishop Hoban High School, 159 South Pennsylvania Boulevard, Wilkes-Barre, PA Phone 570-829-2424 Private elementary/middle school: Wilkes-Barre Academy, 20 Stevens Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA Phone 570-823-7574
  • There are 2 other Public High Schools in the city beside GAR, they are J.M coughlin HS and E.L. Meyers HS. One Catholic HS in the city is Bishop Hoban HS. added by Fred A

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wilkes-Barre: Parsons Station (A), Leo Court (B), Maria's Garden (C), Meditation Court (D), Monarch Court (E), Alumni Hall - King's College (F), Building Super (G), Charles E Parente Life Science Center (H), D Leonard Corgan Library (I), George Esseff and Denise Esseff Ortiz Hall (J), Guest House (K), Hafey-Marian Hall (L), Hessel Admissions Building (M), Holy Cross Hall (N), Marie E Luksic Hall (O), Mulligan Physical Science Center (P), Reverend Leo F Flood Hall (Q), Scandlon Gymnasium (R), Sheehy - Farmer Campus Center (S), Weckesser Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Wilkes-Barre: MM COMPANIES INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Wilkes-Barre: King's College Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mill Creek (A), Laurel Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wilkes-Barre include: Kirby Park (1), George Ralston Field (2), Charles N Burns Alumni Tower and Carillon (3), Huber Park (4), Mayflower Park (5), Miner Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Hal Woodeshick - Baseball player, George Catlin - Artist, Alexander Hamilton Bowman - Union Army officer, John Yudichak - Politician, Bertha Galland - Stage actor, Jon M. Gibson - Writer, Bob Sura - NBA player (Houston Rockets, born: Mar 25, 1973), Candy Jones - Female model, Joseph John "Tym" Tymczyszyn - Aviator, Kevin Gryboski - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Texas Rangers, born: Nov 15, 1973).

Luzerne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wilkes-Barre and their reported violations in the past:

JCC DAY CAMP & HOLIDAY HOUSE (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-26-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-12-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between OCT-04-2011 and NOV-04-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-26-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between JUL-04-2011 and AUG-04-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-26-2012)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
BERRY HOLLOW WATER CO (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013), St Boil Water Order (JUL-23-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUL-23-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013), St Boil Water Order (JUL-23-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUL-23-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2011), St Site Visit (enforcement) (SEP-21-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-28-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between JUN-26-2013 and JUL-26-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013), St Boil Water Order (JUL-23-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2013), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUL-23-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between AUG-25-2011 and SEP-25-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2011), St Site Visit (enforcement) (SEP-21-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-28-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-22-2007)
PAMELAS (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

54.0%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.1%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Wilkes-Barre in 2010:

  • 1,748 people in college/university student housing
  • 471 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 420 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 161 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 96 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 46 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 46 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 43 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Wilkes-Barre in 2000:

  • 1,135 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,098 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 721 people in nursing homes
  • 283 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 172 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 79 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 45 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 44 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 44 people in religious group quarters
  • 22 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 19 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 7 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 4 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
Arena or stadium:
  • Wachovia Arena. Capacity: 8,500.

Banks with branches in Wilkes-Barre (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Coal Street Branch, East End Branch, South Franklin Branch. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Community Bank, National Association: Wilkes-Barre - N. Franklin St. Branc at 64 North Franklin Street, branch established on 1994/06/22. Info updated 2011/06/13: Bank assets: $6,460.6 mil, Deposits: $4,840.4 mil, headquarters in Canton, NY, positive income, 175 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bank System, Inc.
  • First National Bank of Pennsylvania: Wilkes Barre Branch at 639 South Main Street, branch established on 1996/10/15. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $9,581.0 mil, Deposits: $7,462.2 mil, headquarters in Greenville, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 291 total offices, Holding Company: F.N.b. Corporation
  • The Honesdale National Bank: Mortgage Center Branch at 38 North Franklin Street, branch established on 1996/04/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $560.7 mil, Deposits: $478.0 mil, headquarters in Honesdale, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Honat Bancorp, Inc.
  • First National Community Bank: Wilkes-Barre Branch at 23 West Market Street, branch established on 1993/07/26. Info updated 2012/01/12: Bank assets: $1,105.2 mil, Deposits: $957.5 mil, headquarters in Dunmore, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: First National Community Bancorp Inc
  • First Keystone Community Bank: Hanover Township Branch at 1540 Sans Souci Highway, branch established on 1997/10/06. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $826.0 mil, Deposits: $627.9 mil, headquarters in Berwick, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: First Keystone Corporation
  • NBT Bank, National Association: Wilkes-Barre Boulevard Branch at 171 North Wilkes Barre Boulevard, branch established on 1999/07/12. Info updated 2012/02/02: Bank assets: $5,558.5 mil, Deposits: $4,381.4 mil, headquarters in Norwich, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 133 total offices, Holding Company: Nbt Bancorp Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Penn Plaza Branch at 406 South Main Street, branch established on 1966/12/28. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Wilkes-Barre:

Marital status in Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Never married: 46.5%
  • Now married: 33.2%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in Wilkes-Barre:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wilkes-Barre
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wilkes-Barre, PA (based on Luzerne County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic138,00075
Mainline Protestant31,734142
Evangelical Protestant12,502108
Other5,13417
Orthodox1,66712
Black Protestant1181
None131,763-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 65
This county:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Luzerne County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 34
Luzerne County:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 96
Here:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 294
Luzerne County:

9.42 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Luzerne County:

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wilkes-Barre:

48.9%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wilkes-Barre:

44.7%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wilkes-Barre:

21.6%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.5%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wilkes-Barre:

33.1%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

54.2%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Wilkes-Barre:

76.5%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wilkes-Barre, PA Residents

Wilkes-Barre government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,069,000 ($50.70)
    Police Protection: $1,809,000 ($44.33)
    Housing and Community Development: $604,000 ($14.80)
    Parking Facilities: $168,000 ($4.12)
    General Public Buildings: $159,000 ($3.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $144,000 ($3.53)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($0.17)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $9,283,000 ($227.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,808,000 ($166.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,384,000 ($82.93)
    Regular Highways: $3,327,000 ($81.53)
    General - Other: $2,911,000 ($71.34)
    Health - Other: $2,722,000 ($66.71)
    General Public Buildings: $2,397,000 ($58.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,642,000 ($40.24)
    Central Staff Services: $1,236,000 ($30.29)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,190,000 ($29.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,190,000 ($29.16)
    Financial Administration: $1,150,000 ($28.18)
    Sewerage: $1,097,000 ($26.88)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $466,000 ($11.42)
    Parking Facilities: $343,000 ($8.41)
    Transit Utilities: $235,000 ($5.76)
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000 ($0.32)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $55,448,000 ($1358.82)
    Corporate Bonds: $24,864,000 ($609.32)
    Benefit Payments: $17,008,000 ($416.80)
    Other Investments - Other: $3,525,000 ($86.38)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,363,000 ($33.40)
    Withdrawals: $138,000 ($3.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,250,000 ($79.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $672,000 ($16.47)
    Housing and Community Development: $559,000 ($13.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $171,000 ($4.19)
    Regular Highways: $136,000 ($3.33)
    Police Protection: $63,000 ($1.54)
    Health - Other: $24,000 ($0.59)
    Parking Facilities: $14,000 ($0.34)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,228,000 ($446.70)

Wilkes-Barre government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $4,788,000 ($117.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,963,000 ($48.11)
    Sewerage: $1,318,000 ($32.30)
    Parking Facilities: $466,000 ($11.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $207,000 ($5.07)
    Regular Highways: $131,000 ($3.21)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $9,384,000 ($229.97)
    From Other Governments: $878,000 ($21.52)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $366,000 ($8.97)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,040,000 ($74.50)
    Other: $1,252,000 ($30.68)
    Highways: $1,210,000 ($29.65)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $79,000 ($1.94)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $674,000 ($16.52)
    Interest Earnings: $207,000 ($5.07)
    Donations From Private Sources: $178,000 ($4.36)
    General Revenue - Other: $148,000 ($3.63)
    Rents: $50,000 ($1.23)
    Sale of Property: $7,000 ($0.17)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $117,000 ($2.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,923,000 ($96.14)
    Highways: $1,219,000 ($29.87)
    General Local Government Support: $32,000 ($0.78)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $12,631,000 ($309.54)
    Property: $10,948,000 ($268.29)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,940,000 ($72.05)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,179,000 ($28.89)
    Public Utility License: $184,000 ($4.51)

Wilkes-Barre government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $71,415,000 ($1750.11)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $70,249,000 ($1721.54)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,288,000 ($815.76)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,122,000 ($787.19)

Wilkes-Barre government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,389,000 ($254.59)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $52,348,000 ($1282.85)
    Total Federal Securities: $5,768,000 ($141.35)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,832,000 ($69.40)

3.38% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,072 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.38%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($200 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lackawanna County, PA  0.42% ($34,949 average AGI)
from Columbia County, PA  0.20% ($37,285)
from Schuylkill County, PA  0.14% ($35,492)


3.91% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,533 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.91%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($248 average AGI)
Luzerne County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lackawanna County, PA  0.39% ($42,725 average AGI)
to Columbia County, PA  0.22% ($37,469)
to Schuylkill County, PA  0.19% ($33,233)
Businesses in Wilkes-Barre, PA
NameCountNameCount
Aeropostale1Kohl's1
Arby's1La-Z-Boy1
Barnes & Noble1Lane Furniture4
Bed Bath & Beyond1LensCrafters1
Best Western2Marshalls1
Brookstone1Motherhood Maternity2
Burger King2Nike3
Burlington Coat Factory1OfficeMax1
CVS2Old Country Buffet1
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Navy1
Cold Stone Creamery1Outback1
Cracker Barrel1Outback Steakhouse1
Dennys1Panera Bread1
Eddie Bauer1RadioShack1
Extended Stay Deluxe1Ramada1
Famous Footwear1Raymour & Flanigan1
Finish Line1Red Lobster1
Ford1Red Roof Inn1
Gymboree1Rite Aid4
Hilton2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Holiday Inn1Sam's Club1
Home Depot1Spencer Gifts1
Hot Topic1Starbucks1
Hyundai1Subway1
Johnny Rockets1U-Haul3
Jones New York1Vans1
Journeys1Walgreens1
Kincaid1

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)
  • WNAK (730 AM; 1 kW; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: SEVEN-THIRTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WARM (590 AM; 5 kW; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEJL (630 AM; 2 kW; SCRANTON, PA)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEMR (1460 AM; 5 kW; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)

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.)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WRKC (88.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCWQ (93.7 FM; DALLAS, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W288BE (105.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • 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.)
  • WSWB (Channel 38; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: KB PRIME MEDIA LLC)
  • W54BO (Channel 54; KINGSTON, PA; Owner: KATHY POTERA)
  • W67DE (Channel 67; NEWPORT, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Wilkes-Barre fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 62Number of bridges
  • 781ft / 238mTotal length
  • $49,870,000Total costs
  • 706,665Total average daily traffic
  • 53,079Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Wilkes-Barre, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 101920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 91960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 151990-1999
  • 72000-2009
  • 62010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wilkes-Barre, PA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED82$77,34197$69,485212$86,45382$30,6106$224,33357$66,1230$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$120,0009$58,00027$82,3707$27,7141$164,0009$99,1112$26,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED23$77,73922$43,182224$81,99176$21,8165$829,00031$62,4523$81,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN21$85,28610$103,800109$89,7255$59,0003$286,66715$77,2670$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$118,7503$54,66713$73,6153$26,6670$02$64,0000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 16 tracts in Wilkes Barre, PA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$61,6365$136,4002$39,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$69,5716$101,3330$01$108,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$61,0000$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$54,5002$166,5000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Wilkes-Barre, PA - Value

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania:

  • Hilton Garden Inn, 242 Highland Park Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18702 , Phone: (570) 820-8595, Fax: (570) 820-8599
  • Host Inn All Suites, 860 Kidder St, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18702 , Phone: (570) 270-4678, Fax: (570) 270-3962
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • 84.2%Utility gas
  • 10.0%Electricity
  • 4.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • 64.8%Utility gas
  • 29.6%Electricity
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel


Wilkes-Barre compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Wilkes-Barre on our top lists:

  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in unknown juvenile institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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