Wilkes-Barre (zip 18701), Pennsylvania 

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Population

3,631

+6.2% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

12.1%

Median Income

$17,321

Median Home Price

$121,500

Median Age

21.3

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.9 / 4.9

summer / winter


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Best Places to Live in Wilkes-Barre (zip 18701), Pennsylvania

Small-industrial-city complex - Northeastern Pennsylvania, 40 miles from New York–New Jersey border. June, August and September are the most pleasant months in the 18701 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
Zip Codes: Wilkes-Barre (zip 18701)
Cost of Living: -21.9% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 930 ft above sea level

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Wilkes-Barre, Pa Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
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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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Wilkes-Barre (zip 18701) is 12.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wilkes-Barre (zip 18701) jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Wilkes-Barre (zip 18701)'s cost of living is 21.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Wilkes-Barre (zip 18701)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, August and September are the most pleasant months in the 18701 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Luzerne county remained strongly Republican, 56.6% to 42.3%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Wilkes-Barre (zip 18701)'s population is 3,631 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 6.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Wilkes-Barre (zip 18701) is Real Estate: $121,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.0%.

SCHOOLS
Wilkes-Barre (zip 18701) 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 (zip 18701). 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 23.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Wilkes-Barre is $121,500.
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