Above is a demographic profile of Wilkes-Barre City representing US Census estimates for 2012. It’s important to remember that this only illustrates Wilkes-Barre City’s demographics and doesn’t factor in Wilkes-Barre Twp. The data was taken from the US Census online FactFinder in October of 2014. 3 year estimates were used for whites who are not Hispanic, for blacks, and Hispanics who identify as white, while 5 year estimates were used for Asians, American Indians, people of 2 or more races and people who identify as “some other race”. We separated the 2,329 Hispanics who identify as white away from the rest of the 29,953 whites because the latter probably would not classify most people in the former group as white. Most of these 2,329 “white” Hispanics probably have significant African and/or Amerindian ancestry, making them genetically different from non-Hispanic whites as measurable by genetic analysis and visible by plain observation. We did not differentiate between black Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks.
The younger age groups contain a higher percentage of minorities and a lower percentage of whites relative to older ones. Moreover, there is a lower number of people overall in younger ages groups as compared with older age groups. Wilkes-Barre City is therefore imploding qualitatively and quantitatively. This is our only value judgment, and the rest is pure data.
nh white=non-Hispanic whites
hisp white: Hispanics who identify as white
2+ races: people of 2 or more races
native am: Native American Indians
Total Population of Wilkes-Barre City per Age Group: 2012 US Census Estimates
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