Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Wilkes-Barre: County seat of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States

About

Wilkes-Barre is a city located in the county of Luzerne in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 2,967 and a population density of 157 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 2,908 inhabitants.

The city was created 253 years ago in 1768.

Quick Facts about Wilkes-Barre

Population : 2,908 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Luzerne County
Postal code : 18711
Area : 18.93 km2
Named for : Isaac Barré, John Wilkes
Altitude : 525 feet / 160 meters
Capital city : Wilkes-Barre is capital of Luzerne County
Establishment : January 01, 1769 (253 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone, UTC−04:00
Local time : 09:39:57 (17th August 2022)
Density : 154 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.03% (2010-2020)
Wilkes-Barre locator map
Location of Wilkes-Barre on Pennsylvania map.
Wilkes Barre Panorama image
Wilkes Barre Panorama
Wilkes Barre Panorama image

Geography

Wilkes-Barre is located at 41°14'45"N 75°52'53"W (41.2459100, -75.8813100). It has 5 neighbors: Edwardsville, Forty Fort, Kingston, Larksville and City of Wilkes-Barre.

Wilkes-Barre map

Wilkes-Barre has 5 neighbours.

  • Edwardsville borough in central Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
  • Forty Fort borough in northeastern Luzerne, County, Pennsylvania
  • Kingston borough in central Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
  • Larksville borough in central Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
  • City of Wilkes-Barre township in central Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Wilkes-Barre decreased by 2.03% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 2,967 - census
2011 2,954 -0.44% estimation process
2012 2,952 -0.07% estimation process
2013 2,932 -0.68% estimation process
2014 2,922 -0.34% estimation process
2015 2,908 -0.48% estimation process
2016 2,897 -0.38% estimation process
2017 2,897 0% estimation process
2018 2,894 -0.1% estimation process
2019 2,883 -0.38% estimation process
2020 2,908 0.86% estimation process

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People born in Wilkes-Barre (186)

People born in Wilkes-Barre, including actress Mary McDonnell, physics Nobel laureate William Daniel Phillips, British screenwriter Norman Reilly Raine, .

List

Schools in Wilkes-Barre

College & universities near Wilkes-Barre, PA

Code Name City ZIP
213321 King's College Wilkes-Barre (PA) 18711-0801

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Wilkes-Barre, 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 Wilkes-Barre

Post Office Name City ZIP
Wilkes Barr Post Office Wilkes Barre (PA) 18701

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

Wilkes-Barre distances to largest Pennsylvania cities