Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania Population 2020

15,256

Wilkinsburg is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 15,256, it is the 37th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 2279th largest city in the United States. Wilkinsburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.63% annually and its population has decreased by -4.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,930 in 2010. Wilkinsburg reached it's highest population of 31,418 in 1950. Spanning over 2 miles, Wilkinsburg has a population density of 6,777 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wilkinsburg is $51,212 with a poverty rate of 23.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $831 per month, and the median house value is $83,600. The median age in Wilkinsburg is 39.4 years, 35.9 years for males, and 43.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 70.7 males.

Wilkinsburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wilkinsburg was:

  • Black or African American: 58.15%
  • White: 35.22%
  • Two or more races: 3.86%
  • Asian: 2.23%
  • Other race: 0.55%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania is 15,256, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,448.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,930.

Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American9,09358.15%
White5,50735.22%
Two or More Races6033.86%
Asian3482.23%
Some Other Race860.55%

Wilkinsburg Population Pyramid 2020

Wilkinsburg Median Age

39.4


Total

35.9


Male

43.5


Female

Wilkinsburg Adults

There are 13,194 adults, (3,126 of whom are seniors) in Wilkinsburg.

Wilkinsburg Age Dependency

55.3

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilkinsburg Sex Ratio

Female

9,159

58.57%

Male

6,478

41.43%

Wilkinsburg Households and Families

Wilkinsburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wilkinsburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married59%41%
Male42.4%57.6%
All35.8%64.2%
Non Family32.5%67.5%
Female18.4%81.6%

35.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,7731.7635.8
Non Family5,4991.1632.5
Married1,7092.5659
Female1,3223.0618.4
Male2432.8442.4

2.7

Average Family Size

1.76

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wilkinsburg Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1631.38%
9th to 12th Grade7095.98%
High School Graduate3,19526.97%
Some College2,51921.26%
Associates Degree1,0648.98%
Bachelors Degree2,51921.26%
Graduate Degree1,67914.17%

Wilkinsburg Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black6,4925,8631,124
White4,5754,3922,716
Multiple Races28725449
Asian285279249
Hispanic24422385
Other Race544814

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 97.89%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 87.37%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,503$34,375$31,963
Less Than High School$14,104$13,469$20,644
High School Grad$21,593$22,089$21,238
Some College$32,222$29,308$33,254
Bachelors Degree$40,207$50,769$32,695
Graduate Degree$49,112$54,417$39,400

$32,503

Average Earnings

$34,375

Average Male

$31,963

Average Female

Wilkinsburg Language

Wilkinsburg Language by Age

Wilkinsburg Language

93.82% of Wilkinsburg residents speak only English, while 6.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.59% of the population.

Wilkinsburg Poverty

Wilkinsburg Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,0732,50127.57%
White5,28581515.42%
Multiple59028748.64%
Hispanic2584718.22%
Asian348308.62%
Other86910.47%

23.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.65%

Male Poverty Rate

24.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilkinsburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilkinsburg is Multiple, with 48.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilkinsburg is Asian, with 8.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.93%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.69%
High School23.58%
Some College17.01%
Bachelors or Greater9.99%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed55.26%
Male Unemployed41.37%
Female Employed13.73%
Male Employed10.29%

Wilkinsburg Income

Wilkinsburg Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,380$51,212
Families$50,455$71,865
Married Families$74,770-
Non Families$28,633$37,959

Wilkinsburg Marital Status

Wilkinsburg Marital Status

Marriage Rates

26.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.1%

Male Marriage Rate

22.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Wilkinsburg Married by Age and Sex

Wilkinsburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wilkinsburg Marital Status by Race

Wilkinsburg Veterans

954

Number of Veterans

888

Male Veterans

66

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam298
Second Gulf War166
First Gulf War140
Korea101
World War II21
Name Veterans % of Total
Black5888.11%
White3506.76%
Hispanic228.56%
Asian165.08%

$Wilkinsburg Veterans by Education

6.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilkinsburg Employment Status

66.3%

Labor Force Participation

60.7%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

Wilkinsburg Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.48%

Born in Pennsylvania

96.62%

Native Born

3.38%

Foreign Born

1.58%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.62% of Wilkinsburg residents were born in the United States, with 76.48% having been born in Pennsylvania. 1.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202015,256-96-0.63%
201915,352-96-0.62%
201815,448-83-0.53%
201715,531-96-0.61%
201615,627-109-0.69%
201515,736-118-0.74%
201415,854-61-0.38%
201315,915-18-0.11%
201215,933-3-0.02%
201115,93680.05%
201015,928-3,268-1.85%
200019,196-1,884-0.93%
199021,080-2,589-1.15%
198023,669-3,111-1.23%
197026,780-3,286-1.15%
196030,066-1,352-0.44%
195031,4181,5650.51%
194029,8532140.07%
193029,6395,2361.96%
192024,4035,4792.58%
191018,9247,0384.76%
190011,8867,2249.81%
18904,6620.00%