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Wilkesboro, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of Wilkesboro had a population of 3,563 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Wilkesboro is located at latitude 36.1418 and longitude -81.1728 in Wilkes County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wilkesboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wilkes County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The Town of Wilkesboro (GNIS ID: 2406886) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Wilkesboro is located within Township of Wilkesboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wilkes County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wilkesboro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wilkesboro: Mulberry Fields, Wilkesborough.


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Wilkesboro, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,563
Daytime Population: Workers 8,859
Daytime Population: Residents 2,082
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,941
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 3.07
Population in Households 3,297
Population in Familes 2,567
Population in Group Qrtrs 266
Population Density2 580
Diversity Index3 49
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,314
Average Household Income $65,393
Per Capita Income $28,204

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,712 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 905 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 583 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 224 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $160,000
Average Home Value $196,626
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,488
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 920
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.59% 0.48%
Households 0.55% 0.45%
Families 1.72% 0.32%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   3.49%

Wilkesboro, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilkesboro to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 219 71st
Population Density # 411 45th
Diversity Index # 350 53rd
Median Household Income # 321 57th
Per Capita Income # 186 75th

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