Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina

Wilkesboro: Town in and the county seat of Wilkes County, North Carolina

About

Wilkesboro is a town located in the county of Wilkes in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 3,413 and a population density of 215 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 3,430 inhabitants.

The town was created 222 years ago in 1799.

Quick Facts about Wilkesboro

Population : 3,430 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Wilkes County
Postal code : 28697
Phone Area Codes : 336
Area : 15.9 km2
Named for : John Wilkes
Altitude : 1,047 feet / 319 meters
Capital city : Wilkesboro is capital of Wilkes County
Establishment : January 01, 1800 (222 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 05:18:50 (14th August 2022)
Density : 216 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.5% (2010-2020)
Wilkesboro locator map
Location of Wilkesboro on North Carolina map.
Wilkesboro NC Old Courthouse image
Wilkesboro NC Old Courthouse
Wilkesboro NC Old Courthouse image

Geography

Wilkesboro is located at 36°8'45"N 81°9'38"W (36.1459600, -81.1606400).

Wilkesboro map

Demographics

The population of Wilkesboro increased by 0.5% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 3,413 - census
2011 3,560 4.13% estimation process
2012 3,558 -0.06% estimation process
2013 3,538 -0.57% estimation process
2014 3,515 -0.65% estimation process
2015 3,522 0.2% estimation process
2016 3,520 -0.06% estimation process
2017 3,511 -0.26% estimation process
2018 3,463 -1.39% estimation process
2019 3,453 -0.29% estimation process
2020 3,430 -0.67% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 8,511
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 8,415
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 1.1%
April 1, 2020 Population : 8,594
April 1, 2010 Population : 8,373
People under 5 years old, percentage : 4.7%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 23.5%
People over 65 (%) : 14.9%
Female persons, % : 48.3%
White only, percent : 55.8%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 41.4%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.6%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 5.2%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 50.6%
2015-2019 Veterans : 181
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 37.9%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 82.5%

Wilkesboro zip code is 28697. County name: Wilkes, County fips: 37193

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 82.5%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $674,000
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $3,620
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $1,500+
2015-2019 median gross rent : $2,188
2015-2019 Households : 2,778
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 3.06
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 91.4%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 48.2%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 96.4%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 95.2%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 96.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 64.9%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 5.6%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 7.4%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 63.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 56.0%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 20,053
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 39,377
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 4,090
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 107,230
2012 total retail sales per capita : $12,618
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 36.7
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $140,357
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $62,224
Percentage of people living in poverty : 2.5%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,308
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 599
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 550
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 313
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 944
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 78
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,151
2010 population per square mile : 2,646.0
2010 land area in square miles : 3.16

People born in Wilkesboro (7)

People born in Wilkesboro, including actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis, Confederate Army general James B. Gordon, politician Richard N. Hackett, .

List

  • William H. Bower (American politician) he was born in 06/06/1850
  • Jim Hamby (American baseball player) he was born in 29/07/1897
  • Rhoda Billings (American judge) she was born in 01/01/1937
  • Fred McLain (American artist) he was born in 01/01/1891

Schools in Wilkesboro

College & universities near Wilkesboro, NC

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

Stations (8)

Amtrak & bus stations near 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 Wilkesboro

Post Office Name City ZIP
Wilkesbor Post Office Wilkesboro (NC) 28697

Other cities in Wilkes County

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

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

Wilkesboro distances to largest North Carolina cities