The unemployment rate in Wilkes-Barre is 12.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wilkes-Barre jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Wilkes-Barre's cost of living is 30.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living
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WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Wilkes-Barre, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather
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In the last Presidential election, Luzerne county remained strongly Republican, 56.6% to 42.3%. More Voting Stats
Wilkes-Barre's population is 40,597 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 1.7%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 18.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Wilkes-Barre is Real Estate: $62,400
. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.1%.
Wilkes-Barre 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 Wilkes-Barre. More Education