Real Estate Market Update for Wilkes Barre, PA
Map Information for Wilkes Barre, PA
Area Information for Wilkes Barre, PA
  • Population: 44,277
  • Median Age: 37.94 yr
  • Median Commute Time: 15.46 mins
  • Educational Climate*: 3
  • Sales Tax: 6%
  • Population Density: 639/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: -4.4%
  • Closest Airport: Wilkes-barre/scranton International
  • Closest College: Kings College
  • Closest Jr. College: Fortis Institute
  • Median Household Income: $34,377
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 17.77%
  • Median Years in Residence: 4.07 yr
  • Median Home Sales Price: $65,000
  • Closest Major Sports Team: Reading Fightin Phils
  • Change Avg. Household Income Since 2000: 21%
* Scale from 1-5** Index where 100 is the national average
Demographic Data for Wilkes Barre, PA
Median Age: 37.94 Married: 26% Number of Households: 18,424 Households with Children: 4,665
Community:
    • Occupancy Types
      • 3599 Vacant
      • 8822 Owned
      • 12512 Rented
    • Transportation to Work
      • 43% Drive
      • 47% Public Transportation
      • 8% Walk / Bike / Other
      • 8% Work at Home
    National Index Comparisons:
    (100 National Average)
      • Population By Sex(%)
        • 50% Male
        • 50% Female
      • White/Blue Collar Jobs
        • 50% White Collar
        • 50% Blue Collar
      School Data for Wilkes Barre, PA

      School Name Distance Type Grades GreatSchools Rating Parent Rating
      Dodson Elementary School 1.6 mi Public K-6 1 3
      Lee Park Elementary School 1.6 mi Public 2-3 1 3
      Hanover Area Memorial Elementary School 1.7 mi Public 4-6 1 3
      Happy Kids Learning Center Dbc Happy Days Inc 1.9 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      G A R Memorial Junior/senior High School 2.0 mi Public 7-12 1 4
      Elmer L Meyers Junior/senior High School 2.1 mi Public 7-12 1 3
      Little People Day Care School 2.1 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Dr David W Kistler Elementary School 2.2 mi Public K-6 1 3
      St. Nicholas-st. Mary's School 2.3 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 4
      Bridgeview 2.3 mi Private 5-11 0 0
      Milford E Barnes Jr School 2.3 mi Private K-12 0 5
      Holy Redeemer High School 2.3 mi Catholic 9-12 0 3
      Hanover Area Junior/senior High School 2.4 mi Public 7-12 2-5 3
      Heights/murray Elementary School 2.5 mi Public K-6 1 3
      James M Coughlin Junior/senior High School 2.8 mi Public 9-12 3 3
      Hanover Green Elementary School 2.8 mi Public K-1 0 3
      Wilkes-barre Academy 2.9 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Little People Day Care School 3.4 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Third Avenue Elementary School 3.4 mi Public K-5 2-5 2
      United Hebrew Institute 3.4 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 0
      Daniel J Flood Elementary School 3.6 mi Public K-6 1 2
      Wyoming Valley West Middle School 3.6 mi Public 6-8 2 3
      Wyoming Seminary Upper School 3.7 mi Private 9-12 0 4
      Chester Street Elementary School 3.7 mi Public 1-5 3-5 4
      Wyoming Valley Montessori School 3.8 mi Private PRESCHOOL-6 0 4
      Fairview Elementary School 3.9 mi Public K-6 4 4
      Good Shepherd Academy 3.9 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 3
      State El Center 3.9 mi Public K-5 1 3
      Genesis School 4.2 mi Private 1-12 0 0
      Jenny Lynn Ferraro Academy 4.3 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Schuyler Avenue Elementary School 4.5 mi Public K-5 2 3
      Bear Creek Community Cs 4.6 mi Public K-8 3 5
      West Side Ctc 4.6 mi Public 9-12 0 4
      Crestwood High School 4.9 mi Public 9-12 3 2
      Crestwood Middle School 4.9 mi Public 9-12 4 3
      Wyoming Valley Sda Elementary School 5.0 mi Private K-8 0 0
      Solomon/plains Elementary School 5.2 mi Public K-6 2-5 4
      Solomon/plains Junior High School 5.2 mi Public 7-8 2 3
      Graham Academy 5.2 mi Private 1-6 0 0
      Dana El Center 5.3 mi Public K-5 3 3
      Rice Elementary School 5.3 mi Public K-6 4-5 3
      Wilkes-barre Ctc 5.8 mi Public 9-12 0 2
      Wyoming Seminary Lower School 5.9 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 3
      St. Jude School 6.1 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 4
      Saint Jude Elementary 6.1 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 0
      Proximity to listed schools and their school district(s) does not guarantee enrollment eligibility. Please contact a local real estate professional or the local school district(s) for the most current information relating to schools in the area. Sources: GreatSchools.org and Onboard Informatics 2014
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