Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 

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Population

40,887

-1.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

6.7%

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Small-industrial-city complex - Northeastern Pennsylvania, 40 miles from New York–New Jersey border. August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Wilkes-Barre, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Wilkes-Barre, PA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Nearby recreation
Cost of living
Historic interest
Cons
Economy
Isolation
Arts & culture

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.


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QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Pennsylvania
County: Luzerne County
Metro Area: Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
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 Wilkes-Barre is 6.7% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). 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 28.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Wilkes-Barre's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Luzerne county flipped Republican in the most recent Presidential election, after voting Democratic in the previous four. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Wilkes-Barre's population is 40,887 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 1.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Wilkes-Barre is Real Estate: $52,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.1%.

SCHOOLS
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



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Housing Market in Wilkes-Barre

It's a good time to buy in Wilkes-Barre. Home Appreciation is up 9.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Wilkes-Barre is $52,700.

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Reviews for Wilkes-Barre   2 Reviews
Born and raised - 9/5/2020
I had the privilege of being born and raised here in Wilkes-Barre. Unfortunately, the town has deteriorated tremendously. I shall list pros vs.... Read More

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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

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