Wilkes-Barre Township, PA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 1,572 housing units in Wilkes-Barre Township. This represents a 6.7% decline from 1,685 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 1,572 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Wilkes-Barre Township is about 60.8%. Wilkes-Barre Township's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 7.4%. Average household size is 2.16 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Wilkes-Barre Township were built after 1943.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type0.70%
One Bedroom13.50%
Two Bedrooms35.10%
Three Bedrooms40.50%
Four Bedrooms7.80%
Five Bedrooms or more2.50%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.38
Median year structure was built1939
Median Value of occupied units$68,000
Median Price asked for vacant units$45,000

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.81
Median year structure was built1969
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$675

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage5.60%
Home Equity Loan8.10%
Simple Mortgage28.10%
Debt Free58.30%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs19%