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Apartments for rent in Wilkes Barre, PA

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See what Wilkes Barre, PA has to offer.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Wilkes Barre

I am comfortable, I trust my neighbors, never had a violent experience. Everyone is friendly and knows me

It is close to highways so you can get to many places. It is nice and quiet . There are not many barking dogs making noise all the time

It's close to downtown and all the city buildings . It's easy to get around and have a diverse selection of food .

I like that there are plenty of sidewalks making it a very walkable city. There are plenty of stores with lots of shopping and restaurants.

I like the stores and resturaunts in the area. Its nice to walk around during the day. The things I need are accessible

I live on a small, quiet lake that no motor boats are allowed with gated access & only 12 homes. It is in the country & very beautiful.

Who Lives Here

Wilkes Barre Demographics

Education

High School

57%

Associate's

27%

Bachelor's

11%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

0%

Family Size

2 people

41%

3 people

26%

4 people

17%

5 people

10%

6+ people

6%

Household Income

0-50k

61%

50-100k

28%

100-150k

7%

150-200k

2%

200k+

1%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

15%

20-45

35%

45-65

22%

65+

16%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Wilkes Barre?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Feb '24$815$875$1000-
Jan '24$815$875$1000-
Dec '23$815$875$1000-
Nov '23$815$875$1000-
Oct '23$815$875$1000-
Sep '23$815$875$1000-
Aug '23$815$875$1000-
Jul '23$815$875$1000-
Jun '23$815$875$1000-
May '23$815$1209$1600-
Apr '23$815$1334$1427-
Mar '23$815$1118$1371-
Feb '23$815$1106$1522-

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Wilkes Barre

Wilkes Barre Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

45%

15-30 Mins

37%

30-40 Mins

8%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 6666

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 16 of 22 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 13 of 22 renters

Percentage: 4444

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 14 of 22 renters

Top Scores: Restaurant, Nightlife, Parks

Things To Do In Wilkes Barre

Top Score

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 23% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Wilkes Barre.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 16% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 24% fewer parks than average
  3. 25% more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 100% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Wilkes Barre.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 53% more gyms than average
  3. 54% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Wilkes Barre doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 85% more pet facilities than average
  3. 47% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Wilkes Barre doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. Significantly more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Wilkes Barre.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 64% more gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 42% more grocery stores than average
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Wilkes Barre.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 12% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 9% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 75% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 71% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Wilkes Barre Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 19 of 22 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 17 of 22 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 17 of 22 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 17 of 22 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 17 of 22 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 14 of 22 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 13 of 22 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 13 of 22 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 13 of 22 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 12 of 22 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 11 of 22 renters

Area Has Potholes

Yes

Say 11 of 22 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 11 of 22 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 12 of 22 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 12 of 22 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 13 of 22 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 13 of 22 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 14 of 22 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 16 of 22 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 21 of 22 renters

Wilkes Barre Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Wilkes Barre

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Wilkes Barre, PA

Wilkes-Barre, a small city in Pennsylvania, has a population of approximately 41,000. Young adults aged 15-24 make up a higher percentage of the population here (19%) than nationally (14%), meaning they will find plenty of opportunities. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 38, is younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. Residents are fairly evenly split between renting (52%) and owning (48%) their home. The trend is driven in part by a relatively reasonable average rent of $710 per month, which is $207 less than the state average.

There are two primary industries in Wilkes-Barre: retail and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 14% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of the city's population works in sales, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of just over $44,000, Wilkes-Barre workers earn about $19,000 less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Wilkes-Barre has a high concentration of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (26%) compared to the national average. Further, 6% have a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.

With an average commute time of about 20 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, Wilkes-Barre residents find that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing mode of getting to work, opted for by 33% of commuters, while public transportation is not extensively used. Few residents (3%) walk to work, though the number does exceed the national average.