Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 

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Population

40,780

14% Decline

Unemployment Rate

7.9%

Median Income

$31,361

Avg. Home Price

$42,500

Best Places to Live in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Small-industrial-city complex - Northeastern Pennsylvania, 40 miles from New York–New Jersey border
Pros
-Nearby recreation
-Cost of living
-Historic interest
Cons
-Economy
-Isolation
-Arts & culture

Local Listings in Wilkes, Barre, PA
 $134,900 
172 Brader Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1520 SqFt
 $134,900 
172 Brader Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1520 SqFt
 $220,000 
107 Reliance Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 4.0 | 2136 SqFt
 $139,900 
342 George Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 | 2600 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area

The Scranton area is gaining some ground as a gateway to the Pocono Mountains, a recreational area to the north and east with skiing and watersports. Local museums focusing on industrial heritage, such as the Anthracite Complex and the Steamtown National Historic Site, are excellent models of working historic preservation and education. The location is isolated from big-city amenities and services. There is talk of reviving commuter rail passenger service into New Jersey, which could give the area a big boost as a residential area and base for telecommuters and small business. It will take some time, but perhaps the low cost of living and strategic location relative to major eastern markets will bring the area a long-awaited economic resurgence.


QUICK FACTS

City: Wilkes-Barre
Zip Codes: 18702 18705 18701
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 930 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in WilkesBarre is 7.9% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. WilkesBarre jobs have increased by 0.75%. Learn More...

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, WilkesBarre's cost of living is 26.00% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare WilkesBarre's Cost of Living

POPULATION
WilkesBarre's population is 40,780 people. Since 2000, it has had a population decline of 14.19%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in WilkesBarre is $42,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.96%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in WilkesBarre

SCHOOLS
WilkesBarre public schools spend $15,704 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.1 students per teacher in WilkesBarre. Learn More...


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Housing Market in Wilkes-Barre

It's a good time to buy in Wilkes-Barre. Home Appreciation is up 10.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Wilkes-Barre Real Estate or Find top agents in Wilkes-Barre

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Reviews for Wilkes-Barre   1 Reviews
Former King's Student - 5/7/2007
Wilkes-Barre was a wonderful place to go to college. With two schools near each other (King's College and Wilkes College) the atmosphere was exciting. The city of itself... Read More

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ZIP CODES IN WILKES-BARRE, PENNSYLVANIA
18702 18705 18701

NEW LISTINGS IN WILKES BARRE PA
$134,900
172 Brader Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0

$220,000
107 Reliance Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 4.0

$139,900
342 George Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0

$162,500
94 Grebe St
Bed 4 | Bath 2.25

$279,900
34 Nicole Dr
Bed 5 | Bath 3.0

$299,000
185 Reliance Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0

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