Zip 18701 (Wilkes-Barre, PA) Rankings

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Wilkes-Barre, PA (18701) is ranked highly in various categories according to It has a livability score of 78 out of 100, which puts it above the average score for the United States. The city has an overall ranking of 8th in the state and 343rd nationally in terms of safety and crime, making it a safe place to live. Its education system ranks 7th in Pennsylvania and 259th nationally, providing students with access to quality learning opportunities. Wilkes-Barre boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in Pennsylvania at 4.7%, compared to the state average of 5.6%. Transportation is also convenient here, as it has access to 8 airports within 50 miles and 4 public transit systems within 10 miles. Overall, Wilkes-Barre residents get to enjoy high rankings across multiple categories that make it an ideal place to live and work.

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