West Wyoming, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

West Wyoming: Borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States

About

West Wyoming is a city located in the county of Luzerne in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 2,725 and a population density of 753 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 2,671 inhabitants.

The city was created 124 years ago in 1897.

Quick Facts about West Wyoming

Population : 2,671 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Luzerne County
Phone Area Codes : 570
Area : 3.62 km2
Altitude : 594 feet / 181 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1898 (124 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone, UTC−04:00
Local time : 23:11:39 (3rd July 2022)
Density : 738 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.02% (2010-2020)
West Wyoming locator map
Location of West Wyoming on Pennsylvania map.
Luzerne County Pennsylvania Incorporated and Unincorporated areas West Wyoming Highlighted locator map image
Luzerne County Pennsylvania Incorporated and Unincorporated areas West Wyoming Highlighted
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Geography

West Wyoming is located at 41°19'11"N 75°50'46"W (41.3198000, -75.8460300). It has 2 neighbors: Swoyersville and Wyoming.

West Wyoming map

West Wyoming has 2 neighbours.

  • Swoyersville borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
  • Wyoming borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Demographics

According to census records, the population of West Wyoming decreased by 2.02% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2000 2,830 - census
2010 2,725 -3.85% census
2011 2,719 -0.22% estimation process
2012 2,720 0.04% estimation process
2013 2,703 -0.63% estimation process
2014 2,698 -0.19% estimation process
2015 2,688 -0.37% estimation process
2016 2,680 -0.3% estimation process
2017 2,683 0.11% estimation process
2018 2,682 -0.04% estimation process
2019 2,676 -0.22% estimation process
2020 2,671 -0.19% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 16,964
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 17,859
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -5.0%
April 1, 2020 Population : 13,792
April 1, 2010 Population : 17,843
People under 5 years old, percentage : 7.2%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 21.0%
People over 65 (%) : 22.5%
Female persons, % : 53.6%
White only, percent : 6.5%
Black or African American alone, percent : 90.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.5%
Asians alone % : 0.6%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.9%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 0.7%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 6.3%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,147
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 2.5%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 31.0%

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 31.0%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $58,100
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,069
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $421
2015-2019 median gross rent : $638
2015-2019 Households : 8,235
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.04
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 79.9%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 3.9%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 73.2%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 52.5%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 82.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 12.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 14.7%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 7.0%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 50.3%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 48.8%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 14,505
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 50,865
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 13,692
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 55,058
2012 total retail sales per capita : $3,130
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 25.5
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $20,743
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $16,775
Percentage of people living in poverty : 37.5%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,105
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 326
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 733
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 944
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 119
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 110
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 952
2010 population per square mile : 5,782.4
2010 land area in square miles : 3.09

People born in West Wyoming (1)

American baseball player Joe Ostrowski was born in West Wyoming

Schools in West Wyoming

College & universities near West Wyoming, PA

Code Name City ZIP
249609 Fortis Institute-Forty Fort Forty Fort (PA) 18704-2936

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near West Wyoming, PA

Code Name Address Type
WKB Wilkes-Barre, PA 47 South Washington Street BUS
SRN Scranton, PA 23 Lackawanna Avenue BUS
WHV White Haven, PA I-476, Exit 95/I-80, Exit 277, at Hwy 940 BUS

Post offices near West Wyoming

Post Office Name City ZIP
Wyoming Post Office Wyoming (PA) 18644

Other cities in Luzerne County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Luzerne County , PA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Back Mountain 26,973 Unincorporated community
Hazleton 24,809 City in southern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Kingston 12,787 Borough in central Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Nanticoke 10,278 City in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States
Plains 9,657 Township in eastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Cranberry 6,218 Township in Butler County, Pennsylvania
Plymouth 5,752 Borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Exeter 5,519 Borough in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States
Swoyersville 5,010 Borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Duryea 4,910 Borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
West Pittston 4,745 Borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Edwardsville 4,738 Borough in central Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Larksville 4,395 Borough in central Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
West Hazleton 4,318 Borough in southwestern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Forty Fort 4,025 Borough in northeastern Luzerne, County, Pennsylvania
Freeland 3,413 Borough in southern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Distance to Other Cities

West Wyoming distances to largest Pennsylvania cities