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. )

Constituent & Community Relations Meeting

The Constituent and Community relations meeting for today, 2/9/2017, at 10am has been cancelled due to the weather.

Posted: 2/9/2017
Community Calendar

Our website is currently under construction. If you're looking for meeting dates, they will be up within the next few days. If you need meeting dates any sooner, feel free to call the borough main office at 412-244-2900.

Posted: 2/2/2017
Municipal Service Fee (Refuse Pickup)

FYI - Municipal Service Fee statements will be mailed out soon. The fee for 2017 will be $200.

Posted: 2/2/2017
Public Forum for Wilkinsburg Gateway Sign

A public forum to share the finalist designs for the new Wilkinsburg Gateway sign will be held on Thursday, February 16th at 6PM in the 2nd floor Council Chambers at the Borough Building. All are welcome.

Posted: 2/1/2017
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Please be advised- The Borough Offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Posted: 1/13/2017
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Special Events Committee

6:30 PM - Council Chambers

Shade Tree Committee

6:30 PM - Council Chambers

Blight Committee

5:30 PM - 1st Floor Conference Room

Capital Planning Committee

7:00 PM - Council Chambers

Joint Tax Committee

5:30 PM - Council Chambers

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