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Wilkes-Barre is a township in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Wilkes-Barre. For links to other places called Wilkes-Barre, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Wilkes-Barre is 41.216N. The longitude is -75.85W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,483 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,235.


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$30,603
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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8% of Wilkes-Barre residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wilkes-Barre ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wilkes-Barre was $20,055, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Wilkes-Barre residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Wilkes-Barre, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $504.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $826.


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Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wilkes-Barre political report.

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The average commute time for Wilkes-Barre workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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