Wilkes County, North Carolina Population 2018

Wilkes County, North Carolina's estimated population is 68,576 with a growth rate of -0.08% 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
201768,525-51-0.07%
201768,576-58-0.08%
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
White62,439
Black or African American2,893
Some Other Race1,498
Two or More Races1,073
Asian354
American Indian and Alaska Native193
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander75

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

Wilkes County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

5001,0001,5002,0002,500 Male Population5001,0001,5002,0002,500 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Wilkes County, North Carolina Median Age

44.1


Total

42.4


Male

45.5


Female

Wilkes County, North Carolina Adults

There are 54,064 adults, (13,695 of whom are seniors) in Wilkes County, North Carolina.

Wilkes County, North Carolina Age Dependency

69.7

Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilkes County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

34,788

50.77%

Male

33,737

49.23%

Wilkes County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

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

Wilkes County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.8%13.2%
All74.5%25.5%
Male71.4%28.6%
Non Family60.5%39.5%
Female54.5%45.5%

74.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wilkes County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All27,7652.4474.5
Married14,837386.8
Non Family8,8411.1760.5
Female2,6733.1754.5
Male1,4143.0971.4

2.95

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

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 Grade3,8587.90%
9th to 12th Grade6,73213.78%
High School Graduate15,60231.94%
Some College10,27121.03%
Associates Degree4,8609.95%
Bachelors Degree5,28810.83%
Graduate Degree2,2334.57%

Wilkes County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White44,32935,2947,013
Black2,1141,722303
Hispanic1,918834164
Other Race66124297
Multiple Races24818917
Asian19914518
Native American16215817
Islander15

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 97.53%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 15.82%.

Wilkes County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,654$31,968$26,056
Less Than High School$19,700$21,590$17,259
High School Grad$27,590$29,785$22,775
Some College$30,949$35,586$26,285
Bachelors Degree$42,937$52,482$36,578
Graduate Degree$41,828$49,150$39,000

$29,654

Average Earnings

$31,968

Average Male

$26,056

Average Female

Wilkes County, North Carolina Language

Wilkes County, North Carolina Language by Age

Wilkes County, North Carolina Language

93.82% of Wilkes County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.18% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.83% of the population.

Wilkes County, North Carolina Poverty

Wilkes County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White59,26711,16118.83%
Hispanic4,0821,86545.69%
Other1,4981,01567.76%
Multiple1,01862561.39%
Black2,78059321.33%
Native1896534.39%

20.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.34%

Male Poverty Rate

22.32%

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 67.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilkes County, North Carolina is White, with 18.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.05%.

Wilkes County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.16%
High School15.60%
Some College13.05%
Bachelors or Greater5.52%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed57.04%
Male Unemployed43.62%
Female Employed12.02%
Male Employed10.81%

Wilkes County, North Carolina Income

Wilkes County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,173$52,694
Families$49,310$61,417
Married Families$57,327$
Non Families$18,376$31,636

Wilkes County, North Carolina Marital Status

Wilkes County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.5%

Male Marriage Rate

55.2%

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


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

Wilkes County, North Carolina Veterans

Wilkes County, North Carolina Veterans by War

4,498

Number of Veterans

4,286

Male Veterans

212

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,870
First Gulf War572
Second Gulf War522
Korea455
World War II218

Wilkes County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,435
75+1,117
55 to 64844
35 to 54843
18 to 34259

Wilkes County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,1378.26%
Black29912.79%
2 or More5116.40%
Hispanic271.15%
Indian117.28%

Wilkes County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

7.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilkes County, North Carolina Employment Status

Wilkes County, North Carolina Employment by Age

54.6%

Labor Force Participation

50.5%

Employment Rate

7.5%

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