Wilkes County , North Carolina

Wilkes County: County in North Carolina, United States

Wilkes County locator map
Location of Wilkes County on North Carolina map.

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 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 68,412 inhabitants. Its county seat is Wilkesboro. The county was created 244 years ago in 1776.

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 Courthouse 1 image
Wilkes County Courthouse 1

The largest city of Wilkes County is North Wilkesboro with a population of 4,200. Other cities include and Ronda population 411. See all Wilkes County cities & populated places.

Wilkes County Courthouse 1 image

Wilkes County map

Wilkes County Quick Facts

Population : 68,412 (2019)
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 : 13:42:44 (18th June 2021)
Density : 90 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -1.36% (2010-2019)

Wilkes County has 7 neighbours.

  • Wilkesboro

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Wilkes County decreased by 1.36% in 9 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

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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, you can see a list of people who born in Wilkes County.

Other places with the same name (1)

Wilkes County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
North Wilkesboro 4,200 City in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States of America
Wilkesboro 3,453 Town in and the county seat of Wilkes County, North Carolina
Ronda 411 Human settlement in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States of America

North Carolina Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
North Carolina 10,488,084 State of the United States of America
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Charlotte 885,708 City in and county seat of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States
Guilford County 537,174 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Raleigh 474,069 Capital of North Carolina
Forsyth County 382,295 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Cumberland County 335,509 County in Maine, United States
Durham County 321,488 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Greensboro 296,710 City in North Carolina, United States of America
Durham 278,993 County seat of Durham County, North Carolina, United States
Buncombe County 261,191 County in North Carolina, United States
Winston-Salem 247,945 City in Forsyth County, North Carolina
Union County 239,859 County in North Carolina, United States
New Hanover County 234,473 County in North Carolina, United States
Gaston County 224,529 County in North Carolina, United States

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