Demographics

According to the 2010 Census, the population of Wilkinsburg is 15,930. There are 7,076.9 people per square mile in the Borough.

66.6% of the population are African American, and 28.3% are Caucasian. About 3.2% are of two or more races, 1% are Asian, and less than 0.5% are Native American and Pacific Islander. Hispanic or Latino people constitute about 1.8% of the population.

There are 10,046 housing units in the Borough. There are just over 8,152 households. 17% of households have children under the age of 18. Almost 49% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size in Wilkinsburg is 1.92, and the average family size was 2.82.

19% of Wilkinsburg’s residents are under the age of 18. Residents age 65 years old or older make up about 16% of the total population. The median age in Wilkinsburg is 41 years old.

There are 8,866 females and 7,064 males in the Borough.

About 38% of households are owner occupied and 62% are renter occupied.

The median household income in the Borough is $29,620, and the median income for a family is $39,685. Males had a median income of $31,135, compared to $33,203 for females. The per capita income for the borough is about $20,426. About 16.5% of families and 21.87% of the total population are below the poverty line. Poverty affects about 32% of those under age 18, and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.

(All data from U.S. Census 2010. )

General Characteristics

Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
Total Population 19,196
Male 8,439 44 49.1%
Female 10,757 56 50.9%
Median age (years) 37.8 N/A 35.3
Under 5 years 1,266 6.6 6.8%
18 years and over 14,711 76.6 74.3%
65 years and over 3,039 15.8 12.4%
One race 18,728 97.6 97.6%
White 5,615 29.3 75.1%
Black or African American 12,768 66.5 12.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native 72 0.4 0.9%
Asian 156 0.8 3.6%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 12 0.1 0.1%
Some other races 105 0.5 5.5%
Two or more races 468 2.4 2.4%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 216 1.1 12.5%
Household population 18,826 98.1 97.2%
Group quarters population 370 1.9 2.8%
Average household size 2.06 N/A 2.59
Average family size 2.91 N/A 3.14
Total housing units 10,696
Occupied housing units 9,138 85.4 91.0%
Owner-occupied housing units 3,801 41.6 66.2%
Renter-occupied housing units 5,337 58.4 33.8%
Vacant housing units 1,558 14.6 9.0%

Social Characteristics

Characteristic Number Percent U.S.
Population 25 years and over 13,212
High school graduate or higher 11,057 83.7 80.4%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 2,959 22.4 24.4%
Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over) 2,109 14.3 12.7%
Disability status (population 5 years and over) 4,532 25.6 19.3%
Foreign born 542 2.8 11.1%
Male, Now married, expect separated (population 15 years and over) 2,464 37.7 56.7%
Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over) 2,729 31.1 52.1%
Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over) 1,034 5.8 17.9%

Economic Characteristics

Characteristic Number Percent U.S.
In labor force (population 16 years and over) 9,258 61.3 63.9%
Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over) 30.2 N/A 25.5
Median household income in 1999 (dollars) 26,621 N/A 41,994
Median family income in 1999 (dollars) 33,412 N/A 50,046
Per capita income in 1999 (dollars) 16,890 N/A 21,587
Families below poverty level 717 15.9 9.2%
Individuals below poverty line 3,531 18.7 12.4%

Housing Characteristics

Characteristic Number Percent U.S.
Single-family owner-occupied homes 3,368
Median Value $53,600 N/A $119,600
Median of selected monthly owner costs
With a mortgage $881 N/A $1,088
Not mortgaged $338 N/A $295