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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (PA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low income residents


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Poverty rates in Wilkes-Barre

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2016:
Wilkes-Barre:

35.7%
Whole state:

16.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2016:
Wilkes-Barre:

14.6%
Whole state:

5.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Wilkes-Barre:

20.9%
Pennsylvania:

14.4%

Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 24.0% among residents who are not classified as poor):
Wilkes-Barre:

35.0%
Pennsylvania:

14.4%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Wilkes-Barre:

26.3%
Pennsylvania:

19.4%

Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 25.0% among residents who are not classified as poor):
Wilkes-Barre:

38.6%
Pennsylvania:

19.4%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

76.3%
Residents above poverty level:

39.8%

Poverty by age in Wilkes-Barre

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Wilkes-Barre (percentage below poverty level)

Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Wilkes-Barre (percentage below poverty level)

Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Wilkes-Barre, PA (percentage below half of poverty level)

Poverty by race and place of birth in Wilkes-Barre

Breakdown by races of poor residents (income below poverty level) in Wilkes-Barre in percentages

Breakdown by races of poor residents in Wilkes-Barre in absolute numbers

Poverty status for native-born residents

  • 28.2%Below poverty level
  • 71.8%Above poverty level

Poverty status for foreign-born residents

  • 32.8%Below poverty level
  • 67.2%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Wilkes-Barre

Children below poverty level:
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania:

43.9%
State:

18.1%


Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Wilkes-Barre:

26.3%
Pennsylvania:

18.9%

Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Wilkes-Barre:

41.1%
Pennsylvania:

36.4%

Poor families by family type

  • 23.0%Married-couple family
  • 8.9%Male, no wife present
  • 68.0%Female, no husband present

Breakdown of poor residents in Wilkes-Barre not in families by work experience

  • 1.0%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 34.1%Worked part-time
  • 64.9%Did not work

Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience

  • 1.4%Both worked full-time
  • 3.8%One full-time, other part-time
  • 23.1%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 16.3%Both worked part-time
  • 24.7%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 30.8%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built by year for residents below and above poverty levels in percentages

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