Wilkes County, Georgia Population 2019

Wilkes County, Georgia's estimated population is 9,892 with a growth rate of 0.71% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wilkes County, Georgia is the 127th largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20179,892700.71%
20169,822-96-0.97%
20159,918-47-0.47%
20149,965350.35%
20139,930-161-1.60%
201210,091-139-1.36%
201110,230-278-2.65%
201010,508-89-0.84%
199010,597-354-3.23%
198010,9517677.53%
197010,184-777-7.09%
196010,961-1,427-11.52%
195012,388-2,696-17.87%
194015,084-860-5.39%
193015,944-8,266-34.14%
192024,2107693.28%
191023,4412,57512.34%
190020,8662,78515.40%
189018,0812,09613.11%
188015,9854,18935.51%
187011,7963763.29%
186011,420-687-5.67%
185012,1071,95919.30%
184010,148-4,089-28.72%
183014,237-3,370-19.14%
182017,6072,72018.27%
181014,8871,78413.62%
180013,103-18,397-58.40%
179031,5000.00%

Wilkes County, Georgia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White5,231
Black or African American4,205
Some Other Race302
Two or More Races88
Asian79

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Wilkes County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2019

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Wilkes County, Georgia Median Age

45.5


Total

41.9


Male

48.1


Female

Wilkes County, Georgia Adults

There are 7,866 adults, (2,193 of whom are seniors) in Wilkes County, Georgia.

Wilkes County, Georgia Age Dependency

74.6

Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilkes County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

5,156

52.05%

Male

4,749

47.95%

Wilkes County, Georgia Households and Families

Wilkes County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Wilkes County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.1%17.9%
All67.7%32.3%
Non Family63.6%36.4%
Male46.8%53.2%
Female46.5%53.5%

67.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wilkes County, Georgia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9712.4767.7
Married1,6383.0182.1
Non Family1,5151.1463.6
Female5983.8846.5
Male2203.7746.8

3.22

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

3.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wilkes County, Georgia Households

Wilkes County, Georgia Education

Wilkes County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5267.54%
9th to 12th Grade96813.87%
High School Graduate2,90041.55%
Some College1,19117.07%
Associates Degree3955.66%
Bachelors Degree5417.75%
Graduate Degree4586.56%

Wilkes County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,8713,288813
Black2,7662,087131
Hispanic2543727
Other Race117168
Asian494416
Multiple Races23134

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 89.80%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.65%.

Wilkes County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,179$31,590$21,356
Less Than High School$15,898$16,661$13,235
High School Grad$25,156$31,120$17,536
Some College$31,236$36,786$24,208
Bachelors Degree$49,857$50,985$40,833
Graduate Degree$58,125$$57,708

$26,179

Average Earnings

$31,590

Average Male

$21,356

Average Female

Wilkes County, Georgia Language

Wilkes County, Georgia Language by Age

Wilkes County, Georgia Language

94.28% of Wilkes County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 5.72% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.84% of the population.

Wilkes County, Georgia Poverty

Wilkes County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,1401,83644.35%
White5,00650510.09%
Hispanic45022349.56%
Other29922374.58%
Asian792126.58%
Multiple881011.36%

26.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.84%

Male Poverty Rate

28.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilkes County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilkes County, Georgia is Other, with 74.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilkes County, Georgia is White, with 10.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.69%.

Wilkes County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.84%
High School21.11%
Some College12.85%
Bachelors or Greater3.11%

Wilkes County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed65.38%
Male Unemployed55.13%
Female Employed17.68%
Male Employed10.52%

Wilkes County, Georgia Income

Wilkes County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,234$51,922
Families$49,123$66,534
Married Families$59,353$
Non Families$18,166$26,370

Wilkes County, Georgia Marital Status

Wilkes County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wilkes County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

Wilkes County, Georgia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Wilkes County, Georgia Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans

Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans by War

536

Number of Veterans

506

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam295
First Gulf War62
Second Gulf War35
Korea19
World War II13

Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74187
75+128
55 to 64102
35 to 5498
18 to 3421

Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4059.28%
Black1274.00%
Other41.86%

Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans by Education

4.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilkes County, Georgia Employment Status

Wilkes County, Georgia Employment by Age

51.5%

Labor Force Participation

47.5%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Wilkes County, Georgia Employment by Race

Wilkes County, Georgia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Wilkes County, Georgia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Washington41343978-156-3.77%
Tignall546510-36-6.59%
Rayle199189-10-5.03%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990