North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina

North Wilkesboro: City in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States of America


North Wilkesboro is a city located in the county of Wilkes in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 4,245 and a population density of 248 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 4,082 inhabitants.

The city was created 131 years ago in 1890.

Quick Facts about North Wilkesboro

Population : 4,082 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Wilkes County
Phone Area Codes : 336
Area : 17.12 km2
Named for : John Wilkes
Altitude : 1,001 feet / 305 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1891 (131 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 00:22:43 (8th August 2022)
Postal code : 28659
Density : 238 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.99% (2010-2020)
North Wilkesboro locator map
Location of North Wilkesboro on North Carolina map.
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North Wilkesboro is located at 36°9'30"N 81°8'51"W (36.1584700, -81.1475800).

North Wilkesboro map


According to census records, the population of North Wilkesboro decreased by 3.99% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 4,245 - census
2011 4,262 0.4% estimation process
2012 4,196 -1.57% estimation process
2013 4,202 0.14% estimation process
2014 4,183 -0.45% estimation process
2015 4,151 -0.77% estimation process
2016 4,182 0.74% estimation process
2017 4,238 1.32% estimation process
2018 4,223 -0.36% estimation process
2019 4,200 -0.55% estimation process
2020 4,082 -2.89% estimation process

North Wilkesboro zip code is 28659. County name: Wilkes, County fips: 37193

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People born in North Wilkesboro (9)

People born in North Wilkesboro, including United States Senator from West Virginia Robert Byrd, pop singer Oliver, stock car racing driver Dean Combs, .


Schools in North Wilkesboro

College & universities near North Wilkesboro, NC

Code Name City ZIP
199926 Wilkes Community College Wilkesboro (NC) 28697

Stations (9)

Amtrak & bus stations near North Wilkesboro, NC

Code Name Address Type
WNS Winston-Salem, North Carolina 100 West 5th Street BUS
SAL Salisbury Depot and Liberty Sts. RAIL
UWS Winston-Salem State Univ, Winston-Salem, North Car 601 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr BUS
KAN Kannapolis 201 South Main St. RAIL
LEX Lexington Center St. and railroad tracks RAIL

Post offices near North Wilkesboro

Post Office Name City ZIP
North Wilkesbor Post Office North Wilkesboro (NC) 28659

Other cities in Wilkes County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Wilkes County , NC.

City Name Population Title
Wilkesboro 3,430 Town in and the county seat of Wilkes County, North Carolina
Fairplains 2,120 Township in Wilkes County, North Carolina
Millers Creek 2,112 Township in Wilkes County, North Carolina
Moravian Falls 1,901 Township in Wilkes County, North Carolina
Cricket 1,855 Census-designated place in North Carolina, USA
Hays 1,851 Township in Wilkes County, North Carolina
Pleasant Hill 878 Township in Wilkes County, North Carolina
Ronda 406 Human settlement in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

North Wilkesboro distances to largest North Carolina cities