Wilkes County NC Information


Wilkes County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 70,609
Daytime Population: Workers 24,786
Daytime Population: Residents 42,376
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 67,162
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 69,642
Population in Familes 57,692
Population in Group Qrtrs 967
Population Density2 94
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $37,380
Average Household Income $52,062
Per Capita Income $21,465


Total Housing Units 34,023 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,569 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,107 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,347 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $124,989
Average Home Value $158,468


Total Households 28,676
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 19,678
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% 0.26%
Households 0.15% 0.19%
Families 0.0% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   3.35%


Wilkes County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilkes County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents 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 # 39 62nd
Population Density # 61 40th
Diversity Index # 81 20th
Median Household Income # 70 31st
Per Capita Income # 68 33rd

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