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. )
|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%|
|Black or African American||12,768||66.5||12.3%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||72||0.4||0.9%|
|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%|
|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%|
|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%|
|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%|
|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%|
|Single-family owner-occupied homes||3,368|
|Median of selected monthly owner costs|
|With a mortgage||$881||N/A||$1,088|