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Population of Wilkes-Barre, PA

Last official estimated population of Wilkes-Barre city (Luzerne County**, Pennsylvania state) was 40,814 (year 2014)[1]. This was 0.013% of total US population and 0.32% of total Pennsylvania state population. Area of Wilkes-Barre city is 7.3 mi² (=18.9 km²)[6], in this year population density was 5,584.07 p/mi². If population growth rate would be same as in period 2010-2014 (-0.41%/yr), Wilkes-Barre city population in 2024 would be 39,153*.


Historical population

Historical population of Wilkes-Barre city for period 1800-2014:

Wilkes-Barre city on population map

Estimated population for 2014[1]. Click on flag to hide it.

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Annual growth rate

[1800-1810] +3.91 %/yr
[1810-1820] -4.72 %/yr
[1820-1840] +4.2 %/yr
[1840-1850] +4.71 %/yr
[1850-1860] +4.56 %/yr
[1860-1870] +9.11 %/yr
[1870-1880] +8.66 %/yr
[1880-1890] +4.92 %/yr
[1890-1900] +3.21 %/yr
[1900-1910] +2.64 %/yr
[1910-1920] +0.96 %/yr
[1920-1930] +1.61 %/yr
[1930-1940] -0.05 %/yr
[1940-1950] -1.15 %/yr
[1950-1960] -1.95 %/yr
[1960-1970] -0.69 %/yr
[1970-1980] -1.32 %/yr
[1980-1990] -0.78 %/yr
[1990-2000] -0.99 %/yr
[2000-2005] -0.66 %/yr
[2005-2010] -0.12 %/yr
[2010-2014] -0.41 %/yr

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Settlements near Wilkes-Barre city

Kingston borough population 1.4 mi, 335°
Swoyersville borough 3.5 mi, 356°
Edwardsville borough 2 mi, 297°
Larksville borough 3.1 mi, 292°
Forty Fort borough 2.6 mi,
Luzerne borough 3 mi, 338°
Ashley borough 2.6 mi, 207°
Pringle borough 2.5 mi, 327°
Courtdale borough 3.3 mi, 322°
Laurel Run borough 2.5 mi, 139°


Sources, notices

*Calculated by population.us from last known population growth rate, not official data.

**Some cities are placed on more than one county. Only 1 county is shown.

[1] Cities and Towns (Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions) 2014, archived from the original, retrieved 02/23/2016

[2] City and Town Intercensal Estimates (2000-2010), archived from the original, retrieved 02/23/2016

[3] Places: 1990 and 1999 Populations, With Numeric and Percent Population Change, archived from the original, retrieved 02/23/2016

[4] Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1980,

[5] Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places in history,

[6] Area, latitude longitude data, retrieved 02/23/2016

[7] Through the Decades, Overview 1790-2010, PDF, large files! >100 Mb

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