In 2020, Wilkes-Barre, PA had a population of 40.8k people with a median age of 34.1 and a median household income of $40,505. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Wilkes-Barre, PA declined from 40,867 to 40,805, a −0.152% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,902 to $40,505, a 6.87% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wilkes-Barre, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.4%), Other (Hispanic) (11%), White (Hispanic) (9.19%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.76%).
None of the households in Wilkes-Barre, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
92.7% of the residents in Wilkes-Barre, PA are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Wilkes-Barre, PA are Wilkes University (1,562 degrees awarded in 2020), King's College (628 degrees), and Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy-Wilkes-Barre (182 degrees).
In 2020, the median property value in Wilkes-Barre, PA was $78,000, and the homeownership rate was 48.5%.
Most people in Wilkes-Barre, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Wilkes-Barre, PA was 2 cars per household.