North Wilkesboro, North Carolina Population 2020

4,339

North Wilkesboro is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 4,339, it is the 162nd largest city in North Carolina and the 5163rd largest city in the United States. North Wilkesboro is currently growing at a rate of 1.33% annually and its population has increased by 2.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,245 in 2010. North Wilkesboro reached it's highest population of 4,478 in 1940. Spanning over 7 miles, North Wilkesboro has a population density of 654 people per square mile.

The average household income in North Wilkesboro is $55,372 with a poverty rate of 32.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $588 per month, and the median house value is $112,800. The median age in North Wilkesboro is 38.4 years, 34.5 years for males, and 42.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.7 males.

North Wilkesboro Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of North Wilkesboro was:

  • White: 77.34%
  • Black or African American: 11.28%
  • Other race: 6.71%
  • Two or more races: 3.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.69%
  • Asian: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0.26%
The current population of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina is 4,339, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,225.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,245.

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202068,743930.14%
201968,650930.14%
201868,557930.14%
201768,464-90-0.13%
201668,5542630.38%
201568,291-141-0.21%
201468,432-190-0.28%
201368,622-294-0.43%
201268,916-28-0.04%
201168,944-326-0.47%
201069,2700.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,24977.34%
Black or African American47411.28%
Some Other Race2826.71%
Two or More Races1443.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander290.69%
Asian120.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.26%

North Wilkesboro Population Pyramid 2020

North Wilkesboro Median Age

38.4


Total

34.5


Male

42.8


Female

North Wilkesboro Adults

There are 3,228 adults, (817 of whom are seniors) in North Wilkesboro.

North Wilkesboro Age Dependency

74.2

Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

North Wilkesboro Sex Ratio

Female

2,104

50.08%

Male

2,097

49.92%

North Wilkesboro Households and Families

North Wilkesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

North Wilkesboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.2%37.8%
Female40.8%59.2%
All38.7%61.3%
Male37.7%62.3%
Non Family17.9%82.1%

38.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7242.2238.7
Non Family7981.0617.9
Married6913.3962.2
Female1742.7540.8
Male612.5437.7

3.18

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

North Wilkesboro Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2729.43%
9th to 12th Grade59820.73%
High School Graduate62421.63%
Some College60320.90%
Associates Degree2398.28%
Bachelors Degree40714.11%
Graduate Degree1424.92%

North Wilkesboro Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,2191,678531
Black36425818
Hispanic24452
Other Race11620
Multiple Races3517
Islander13
Asian12
Native American1110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 90.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.93%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,627$27,500$25,640
Less Than High School$19,944$20,038$19,808
High School Grad$26,473$27,292$26,311
Some College$20,375$30,536$
Bachelors Degree$45,773$46,932$28,802
Graduate Degree$54,301$54,050$63,750

$26,627

Average Earnings

$27,500

Average Male

$25,640

Average Female

North Wilkesboro Language

North Wilkesboro Language by Age

North Wilkesboro Language

88.22% of North Wilkesboro residents speak only English, while 11.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.71% of the population.

North Wilkesboro Poverty

North Wilkesboro Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,68561322.83%
Hispanic67536754.37%
Black38224764.66%
Other28211540.78%
Multiple1351813.33%

32.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.31%

Male Poverty Rate

41.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Wilkesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Wilkesboro is Black, with 64.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in North Wilkesboro is Multiple, with 13.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 54.27%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School63.13%
High School26.67%
Some College14.74%
Bachelors or Greater3.70%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed20.19%
Female Employed17.67%
Male Employed10.92%

North Wilkesboro Income

North Wilkesboro Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$27,626$55,372
Families$52,500$72,275
Married Families$55,014-
Non Families$13,537$35,048

North Wilkesboro Marital Status

North Wilkesboro Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.0%

Female Marriage Rate

North Wilkesboro Married by Age and Sex

North Wilkesboro Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

North Wilkesboro Marital Status by Race

North Wilkesboro Veterans

183

Number of Veterans

174

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam70
Korea41
World War II10
Second Gulf War8
First Gulf War7
Age Group Veterans
75+77
65 to 7451
35 to 5425
55 to 6422
18 to 348
Name Veterans % of Total
White1525.89%
Black318.07%

$North Wilkesboro Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Wilkesboro Employment Status

47.4%

Labor Force Participation

42.2%

Employment Rate

10.1%

Unemployment Rate

North Wilkesboro Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

72.74%

Born in North Carolina

94.19%

Native Born

5.81%

Foreign Born

4.88%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.19% of North Wilkesboro residents were born in the United States, with 72.74% having been born in North Carolina. 4.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,339571.33%
20194,282571.35%
20184,225-11-0.26%
20174,236571.36%
20164,179280.67%
20154,151-33-0.79%
20144,184-18-0.43%
20134,20290.21%
20124,193-63-1.48%
20114,256-14-0.33%
20104,2701540.37%
20004,1167321.98%
19903,3841240.37%
19803,260-97-0.29%
19703,357-840-2.21%
19604,197-182-0.42%
19504,379-99-0.22%
19404,4788102.02%
19303,6680.00%