Wilkes County, Georgia Population 2018

Wilkes County, Georgia's estimated population is 9,892 with a growth rate of -0.32% 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
20179,892-32-0.32%
20169,9241021.04%
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
White5,250
Black or African American4,266
Some Other Race290
Asian76
Two or More Races42

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Wilkes County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Wilkes County, Georgia Median Age

44.7


Total

42.4


Male

46.4


Female

Wilkes County, Georgia Adults

There are 7,761 adults, (2,124 of which are seniors) in Wilkes County, Georgia.

Wilkes County, Georgia Age Dependency

75.9

Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilkes County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

5,201

52.41%

Male

4,723

47.59%

Wilkes County, Georgia Households and Families

Wilkes County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wilkes County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.8%15.2%
Male75.1%24.9%
All67.8%32.2%
Non Family58.7%41.3%
Female41.2%58.8%

67.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wilkes County, Georgia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9752.4767.8
Married1,6813.0484.8
Non Family1,4801.1258.7
Female6173.8841.2
Male1973.2675.1

3.19

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

2.4%

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 Grade5487.96%
9th to 12th Grade97014.09%
High School Graduate2,88841.95%
Some College1,23117.88%
Associates Degree2984.33%
Bachelors Degree5117.42%
Graduate Degree4386.36%

Wilkes County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,8843,240814
Black2,7192,00898
Hispanic1822311
Other Race942412
Asian444012
Multiple Races31312

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 27.27%.

Wilkes County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,441$31,967$20,815
Less Than High School$16,105$16,720$13,438
High School Grad$23,880$35,000$16,180
Some College$30,217$35,317$26,542
Bachelors Degree$45,048$47,930$32,143
Graduate Degree$60,673$$57,891

$26,441

Average Earnings

$31,967

Average Male

$20,815

Average Female

Wilkes County, Georgia Language

Wilkes County, Georgia Language by Age

Wilkes County, Georgia Language

95.71% of Wilkes County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 4.29% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.53% of the population.

Wilkes County, Georgia Poverty

Wilkes County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,2101,80142.78%
White5,03251810.29%
Hispanic41326463.92%
Other28826491.67%
Asian762330.26%
Multiple421433.33%

26.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.78%

Male Poverty Rate

29.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilkes County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilkes County, Georgia is Other, with 91.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilkes County, Georgia is White, with 10.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.44%.

Wilkes County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.97%
High School22.29%
Some College11.06%
Bachelors or Greater2.64%

Wilkes County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed60.87%
Male Unemployed50.27%
Female Employed19.01%
Male Employed9.30%

Wilkes County, Georgia Income

Wilkes County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,462$45,491
Families$47,484$57,499
Married Families$57,458$
Non Families$17,191$24,157

Wilkes County, Georgia Marital Status

Wilkes County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

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

Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans

Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans by War

681

Number of Veterans

650

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam319
First Gulf War122
Second Gulf War39
Korea29
World War II20

Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74187
55 to 64182
35 to 54149
75+137
18 to 3426

Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White44610.28%
Black2166.82%
2 or More1341.94%
Other64.23%

Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans by Education

3.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilkes County, Georgia Employment Status

Wilkes County, Georgia Employment by Age

50%

Labor Force Participation

45.5%

Employment Rate

8.6%

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