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Living In Wilkinsburg, PA

Wilkinsburg is a small city in Pennsylvania with a population of slightly less than 16,000. Young professionals can expect to fit right in, as they account for an above-average percentage of the community, though retirees also appear in large numbers. Most residents rent in Wilkinsburg, and 38% of residents are homeowners, driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent that is $100/month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Wilkinsburg will save around $1,200 compared to the state average.

Many Wilkinsburg residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and education. Combined, these industries account for 19% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, making it the top career path in the city. Wilkinsburg workers earn an average annual income of just over $45K, less than the Pennsylvania average. Wilkinsburg's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Wilkinsburg has a relatively large concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 9% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Further, 15% possess a Bachelor's degree.

Wilkinsburg has an average commute time of about 31 minutes, longer than the Pennsylvania average of about 28 minutes. Many residents (27%) drive their car to work, while public transportation is used by only 12% of the population. Walking (2%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number does exceed the national average.

Frequently Asked Questions About Wilkinsburg

What is the average rent in Wilkinsburg?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Wilkinsburg is $1,668 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $972 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $1,135 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Wilkinsburg?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Wilkinsburg is $972

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