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Wilkinsburg, PA
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Wilkinsburg profile

Living in Wilkinsburg

Wilkinsburg is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 13,981 people and seven associated neighborhoods, Wilkinsburg is the 62nd largest community in Pennsylvania. Wilkinsburg has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Also of interest is that Wilkinsburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Wilkinsburg is also a borough of artists. Wilkinsburg has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Wilkinsburg’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 15.15% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Wilkinsburg, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the borough.

Despite the fact that it is a small borough, Wilkinsburg has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the borough for affordable transportation.

The education level of Wilkinsburg citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.14% of adults in Wilkinsburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wilkinsburg in 2018 was $35,482, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,928 for a family of four. However, Wilkinsburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wilkinsburg is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Wilkinsburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wilkinsburg residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Wilkinsburg include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Wilkinsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.