Wilkes County Population 2017

Wilkes County's estimated population is 68,740 with a growth rate of 0.32% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wilkes County is the 39th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201668,7402210.32%
201568,519-308-0.45%
201468,827-246-0.36%
201369,073-206-0.30%
201269,279900.13%
201169,189-6-0.01%
201069,1959,80216.50%
199059,3937361.25%
198058,6579,13318.44%
197049,5244,2559.40%
196045,269260.06%
195045,2432,2405.21%
194043,0036,84118.92%
193036,1623,51810.78%
192032,6442,3627.80%
191030,2823,41012.69%
190026,8724,19718.51%
189022,6753,49418.22%
188019,1813,64223.44%
187015,5397905.36%
186014,7492,65021.90%
185012,099-478-3.80%
184012,5776095.09%
183011,9682,00120.08%
18209,96791310.08%
18109,0541,80724.93%
18007,247-896-11.00%
17908,1430.00%

Wilkes County Population Growth

Population Data via

Wilkes County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White63,86892.91%
Black or African American3,0574.45%
Two or More Races9281.35%
Asian3540.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native2700.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander420.06%

Wilkes County Population Pyramid

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Population of Cities in Wilkes County

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
North Wilkesboro42884235-53-1.24%
Wilkesboro35553554-1-0.03%
Ronda417413-4-0.96%
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