Wilkes-Barre (zip 18702), Pennsylvania 

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Population

39,281

-1.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

12.1%

Median Age

38.9

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.0 / 4.9

summer / winter

Best Places to Live in Wilkes-Barre (zip 18702), Pennsylvania

Small-industrial-city complex - Northeastern Pennsylvania, 40 miles from New York–New Jersey border. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the 18702 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
Zip Codes: Wilkes-Barre (zip 18702)
Cost of Living: -28.3% 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.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll 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 18702) is 12.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wilkes-Barre (zip 18702) jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Wilkes-Barre (zip 18702)'s cost of living is 28.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Wilkes-Barre (zip 18702)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the 18702 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 18702)'s population is 39,281 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 1.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Wilkes-Barre (zip 18702) is Real Estate: $86,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 15.8%.

SCHOOLS
Wilkes-Barre (zip 18702) 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 18702). 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 20.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Wilkes-Barre is $86,400.
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