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Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA&

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Population
126,948
0.32% decline
Median Age
38.9
Median Household Income
$41,243
1.36% growth
Poverty Rate
21.1%
Number of Employees
55,809
0.94% decline
Median Property Value
$106,300
0.57% growth

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Economy

The economy of Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA employs 55,809 people. The economy of Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA is specialized in Utilities; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 1.5; 1.37; and 1.32 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (8,744), Retail trade (8,591), and Manufacturing (8,500), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,730), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($42,243), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($41,685).

Median household income in Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA is $41,243. Males in Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,126. The income inequality of Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.43 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA. In Pennsylvania the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to N/A primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of N/A. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.

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Diversity

Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA is home to a population of 126,948 people, from which 93.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA is composed of 91,023 White residents (71.7%), 24,988 Hispanic residents (19.7%), 6,592 Black residents (5.19%), 2,190 Two+ residents (1.73%), and 1,963 Asian residents (1.55%). The most common foreign languages in Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA are Spanish (17,352 speakers), French (578 speakers), and Italian (396 speakers), but compared to other places, Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA has a relative high number of Polish (387 speakers), Other Slavic (197 speakers), and Italian (396 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA awarded 2,247 degrees. The student population of Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA is skewed towards females, with 862 male students and 1,385 female students. Most students in Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA are White (1,883 and 83.8%), followed by Unknown (95 and 4.23%), Hispanic or Latino (84 and 3.74%), and Black or African American (57 and 2.54%). The largest universities in Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA by number of graduates are Wilkes University (1,402 and 62.4%), King's College (634 and 28.2%), and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton (99 and 4.41%). The most popular majors in Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA are General Business Administration & Management (110 and 4.9%), General Psychology (80 and 3.56%), and Accounting (79 and 3.52%). The median tuition costs in Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA are $31,946 for private four year colleges, and $13,174 and $20,608 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA is $106,300, which is 0.52 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $105,700 to $106,300, a 0.57% increase. The homeownership rate of Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA is 62.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Cities PUMA, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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