Wilkes County, North Carolina Population 2018

Wilkes County, North Carolina's estimated population is 68,576 with a growth rate of -0.45% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wilkes County, North Carolina is the 39th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201768,576-312-0.45%
201668,8882540.37%
201668,6343140.46%
201568,320-135-0.20%
201468,455-187-0.27%
201368,642-285-0.41%
201268,927-15-0.02%
201168,942-320-0.46%
201069,2629,86916.62%
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, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White62,792
Black or African American2,945
Some Other Race1,613
Two or More Races1,022
Asian318
American Indian and Alaska Native133
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander65

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

Wilkes County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

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

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

Wilkes County, North Carolina Median Age

44.1


Total

43.1


Male

45.3


Female

Wilkes County, North Carolina Adults

There are 54,215 adults, (13,640 of which are seniors) in Wilkes County, North Carolina.

Wilkes County, North Carolina Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilkes County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

34,986

50.79%

Male

33,902

49.21%

Wilkes County, North Carolina Households and Families

Wilkes County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wilkes County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.6%12.4%
All74.8%25.2%
Male68.6%31.4%
Non Family60.6%39.4%
Female54.5%45.5%

74.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wilkes County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All27,5832.4674.8
Married14,6353.0287.6
Non Family8,9131.1760.6
Female2,6513.2954.5
Male1,3843.3268.6

3.01

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wilkes County, North Carolina Households

Wilkes County, North Carolina Education

Wilkes County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,2868.77%
9th to 12th Grade7,02014.36%
High School Graduate16,09632.93%
Some College10,04820.56%
Associates Degree4,7019.62%
Bachelors Degree4,7479.71%
Graduate Degree1,9794.05%

Wilkes County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White44,62835,0676,291
Black2,0181,495281
Hispanic1,840695124
Other Race67318365
Multiple Races25519626
Asian16413114
Native American112907
Islander17

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 80.36%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 14.10%.

Wilkes County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,650$30,888$24,574
Less Than High School$19,600$21,322$16,395
High School Grad$25,519$27,313$20,685
Some College$29,890$35,000$25,154
Bachelors Degree$40,617$46,196$36,346
Graduate Degree$41,344$50,703$37,222

$27,650

Average Earnings

$30,888

Average Male

$24,574

Average Female

Wilkes County, North Carolina Language

Wilkes County, North Carolina Language by Age

Wilkes County, North Carolina Language

93.79% of Wilkes County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.21% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.92% of the population.

Wilkes County, North Carolina Poverty

Wilkes County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White59,73811,48419.22%
Hispanic4,0701,59439.16%
Other1,61399361.56%
Black2,81973626.11%
Multiple98255456.42%
Native1316851.91%

21.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.71%

Male Poverty Rate

22.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilkes County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilkes County, North Carolina is Other, with 61.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilkes County, North Carolina is White, with 19.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.52%.

Wilkes County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.73%
High School15.99%
Some College13.31%
Bachelors or Greater3.56%

Wilkes County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed55.79%
Male Unemployed44.93%
Female Employed11.88%
Male Employed11.05%

Wilkes County, North Carolina Income

Wilkes County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,846$48,863
Families$46,460$58,083
Married Families$54,198$64,914
Non Families$17,153$27,690

Wilkes County, North Carolina Marital Status

Wilkes County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.3%

Male Marriage Rate

53.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Wilkes County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Wilkes County, North Carolina 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 35To44.

Wilkes County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Wilkes County, North Carolina Veterans

Wilkes County, North Carolina Veterans by War

4,724

Number of Veterans

4,555

Male Veterans

169

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,009
First Gulf War648
Korea492
Second Gulf War329
World War II312

Wilkes County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,565
75+1,127
35 to 54993
55 to 64833
18 to 34206

Wilkes County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,3308.62%
Black36515.41%
Hispanic210.93%
2 or More217.07%
Indian88.42%

Wilkes County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

7.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilkes County, North Carolina Employment Status

Wilkes County, North Carolina Employment by Age

55%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Wilkes County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Wilkes County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Wilkes County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
North Wilkesboro42884235-53-1.24%
Elkin 40234106832.06%
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