North Wilkesboro, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of North Wilkesboro had a population of 4,248 as of July 1, 2018. North Wilkesboro ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for North Wilkesboro is located at latitude 36.1729 and longitude -81.1391 in Wilkes County. The formal boundaries for the Town of North Wilkesboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wilkes County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 988 feet.

The Town of North Wilkesboro (GNIS ID: 2407009) 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 North Wilkesboro is located within Township of North Wilkesboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wilkes County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for North Wilkesboro: Mulberry Fields, Northwilkesboro.

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North Wilkesboro, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,248
Population in Households 4,011
Population in Familes 3,085
Population in Group Qrtrs 237
Population Density2 643
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $32,911
Average Household Income $48,710
Per Capita Income $21,015


Total Housing Units 2,036 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 952 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 701 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 384 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $149,194
Average Home Value $179,386


Total Households 1,652
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 963
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.06% -0.02%
Households -0.31% -0.1%
Families 0.4% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.46%

North Wilkesboro, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Wilkesboro to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 182 76th
Population Density # 386 48th
Diversity Index # 172 77th
Median Household Income # 618 17th
Per Capita Income # 496 33rd

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