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 White. 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. )