Wilkes County, North Carolina

Wilkes County: County in North Carolina, United States

About

Wilkes County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 69,340 and a population density of 92 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 68,043 inhabitants. Its county seat is Wilkesboro. The county was created 245 years ago in 1776.

Quick Facts about Wilkes County

Population : 68,043 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
Different from : Wilkes County
Area : 757 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.3%
Land as percent of area : 99.7%
Named for : John Wilkes
Altitude : 1,138 feet / 347 meters
Capital : Wilkesboro
Establishment : January 01, 1777
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 21:11:28 (24th June 2022)
Density : 90 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.91% (2010-2020)
Wilkes County locator map
Location of Wilkes County on North Carolina map.
Wilkes County Courthouse 1 image
Wilkes County Courthouse 1
Wilkes County Courthouse 1 image

Geography

Wilkes County is located at 36°12'22"N 81°9'47"W (36.2062100, -81.1629200). It has 7 neighbors: Alleghany County, Ashe County, Caldwell County, Iredell County, Surry County, Watauga County and Yadkin County.

Wilkes County map

The largest city of Wilkes County is North Wilkesboro with a population of 4,082. Other cities include and Ronda population 406. See all Wilkes County cities & populated places.

Wilkes County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
North Wilkesboro 4,082 City in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States of America
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

Wilkes County has 7 neighbours.

  • Wilkesboro

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Wilkes County decreased by 1.91% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 69,340 - census
2011 68,948 -0.57% estimation process
2012 68,906 -0.06% estimation process
2013 68,609 -0.43% estimation process
2014 68,414 -0.29% estimation process
2015 68,298 -0.17% estimation process
2016 68,581 0.41% estimation process
2017 68,489 -0.13% estimation process
2018 68,563 0.11% estimation process
2019 68,412 -0.22% estimation process
2020 68,043 -0.54% estimation process

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People born in Wilkes County (12)

People born in Wilkes County, including singer-songwriter Waylon Reavis, racecar driver and journalist Benny Parsons, politician Allen Ferdinand Owen, .

List

  • Doc Mathis (American sports coach) he was born in 11/07/1909
  • George Allen Gilreath (Confederate Army officer) he was born in 26/09/1834
  • Tom Dula (Confederate Army soldier) he was born in 22/06/1846
  • William Couch (First mayor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) he was born in 20/11/1850
  • James Larkin Pearson (American poet, newspaper publisher) he was born in 13/09/1879
  • John Patton Erwin (American politician) he was born in 08/01/1795
  • Irene Triplett (last recipient of an American Civil War pension) she was born in 09/01/1930
  • Edna Andrews Weston (U.S. military veteran)
  • Mattie Osborne Spicer (U.S. military veteran) she was born in 01/01/1916

Other places with the same name (2)

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Durham County 327,306 County in North Carolina, United States of America
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Winston-Salem 248,112 City in Forsyth County, North Carolina
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