Wilkesboro, NC 28697 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28697: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Not Acceptable, USPS
Goshen, NC 28697

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Wilkes County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.138, Longitude -81.157
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 667
  • PO Box Addresses: 292
  • Residential Addresses: 5,508
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 225
    • Single Family Addresses: 5,283

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Wilkesboro, NC 28697 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 13,252
Population in Households 12,748
Population in Familes 10,433
Population in Group Qrtrs 504
Population Density2 214
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $41,205
Average Household Income $62,570
Per Capita Income $26,736


Total Housing Units 6,185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,013 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,461 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 711 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $167,032
Average Home Value $195,733


Total Households 5,474
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 3,642
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 0.38% 0.32%
Households 0.31% 0.3%
Families 0.14% 0.21%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.57%

Wilkesboro, NC 28697 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28697 to the other 775 ZIP Codes 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 # 261 66th
Population Density # 298 62nd
Diversity Index # 458 41st
Median Household Income # 506 35th
Per Capita Income # 273 65th

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