Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania)

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Coordinates 41°14′40″N 75°52′41″W
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
Founded 1769
Incorporated 1806: Borough
1871: City
Named for John Wilkes, Isaac Barré
Elevation 525 ft (160 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP Codes 18701–18703, 18705, 18706, 18710, 18711, 18762, 18764–18767, 18769, 18773
Area code 570 and 272
FIPS code 42-85152
Website www.wilkes-barre.city
Government (Type) Mayor–council
Government (Body) Wilkes-Barre City Council
Government (Mayor) George Brown (D)
Government (County seat and city) 7.20 sq mi (18.64 km2)
Government (Land) 6.85 sq mi (17.74 km2)
Government (Water) 0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)
Area (County seat and city) 7.20 sq mi (18.64 km2)
Area (Land) 6.85 sq mi (17.74 km2)
Area (Water) 0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)
Population (2020) (County seat and city) 44,328
Population (2020) (Density) 5,945.0/sq mi (2,298.26/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 562,037 (US: 100th)

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Wilkes-Barre (/ˈwɪlksˌbɛər/WILKS-bair or /-bɛəri/-⁠bair-ee) is a city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Luzerne County. Located at the center of the Wyoming Valley, it had a population of 44,328 in the 2020 census. It is the second-largest city (after Scranton) in the Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a population of 563,631 as of the 2010 Census and is the fourth-largest metropolitan area in Pennsylvania after the Delaware Valley, Greater Pittsburgh, and the Lehigh Valley.

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