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Wilkes-Barre, PA is a small city located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. With a population of 44,086 and a population density of 5,816 people per square mile, it has become the perfect destination for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. In Wilkes-Barre you can find plenty of local businesses such as The Greenhouse Café, Konefal’s Polish Deli & Grocery, and San Damiano Mission Restaurant. Year-round outdoor activities such as hiking at Ricketts Glen State Park or kayaking on the Susquehanna River offer something for everyone no matter the season. Other organizations like The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce provides great resources for both local businesses and visitors alike. Local sporting events such as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Hockey games draw large crowds throughout the year.

The population in Wilkes-Barre is 44,086. There are 6,316 people per square mile aka population density. The median age in Wilkes-Barre is 34.7, the US median age is 38.4. The number of people per household in Wilkes-Barre is 2.4, the US average of people per household is 2.6.

Family in Wilkes-Barre
- 36.4% are married
- 10.5% are divorced
- 20.9% are married with children
- 29.7% have children, but are single
Race in Wilkes-Barre

- 65.4% are White
- 12.1% are Black
- 1.8% are Asian
- 0.1% are Native American
- 0.0% claim Other
- 17.3% claim Hispanic ethnicity
- 3.1% Two or more races
- 0.1% Hawaiian, Pacific Islander

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Over 4 years ago

I had the privilege of being born and raised here in Wilkes-Barre. Unfortunately, the town has deteriorated tremendously. I shall list pros vs.  More

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Over 17 years ago

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  More

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