North Wilkesboro, North Carolina Population 2024

4,220

North Wilkesboro is a city located in Wilkes County North Carolina. North Wilkesboro has a 2024 population of 4,220. North Wilkesboro is currently declining at a rate of -0.71% annually and its population has decreased by -3.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,381 in 2020.

The average household income in North Wilkesboro is $69,217 with a poverty rate of 21.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in North Wilkesboro is 43 years, 40.7 years for males, and 48.7 years for females.

North Wilkesboro Demographics

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

  • White: 75.72%
  • Black or African American: 15.18%
  • Two or more races: 5.75%
  • Other race: 2.53%
  • Native American: 0.41%
  • Asian: 0.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
636.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.67% (-161)
The current population of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina is 4,220 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,381.

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina Population 2024

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North Wilkesboro Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,29375.72%
Black or African American66015.18%
Two or more races2505.75%
Other race1102.53%
Native American180.41%
Asian180.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

North Wilkesboro Population by Race

North Wilkesboro Population Pyramid 2024

North Wilkesboro Median Age

43

Total

40.7

Male

48.7

Female

North Wilkesboro Adults

There are 3,397 adults, (829 of whom are seniors) in North Wilkesboro.

North Wilkesboro Age Dependency

69.4

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

North Wilkesboro Sex Ratio

Female2,13048.98%
Male2,21951.02%

North Wilkesboro Population by Age

North Wilkesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,9621.9943.656.4
Non Family1,1121.1642.557.5
Married5203.0651.948.1
Female1973.6651.848.2
Male1332.37.592.5
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2.87

Average Family Size

1.99

Average Household Size

43.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

North Wilkesboro Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

North Wilkesboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

North Wilkesboro Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 90.09%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 33.18%.

North Wilkesboro Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,530

Average Earnings

$44,107

Average Male

$33,091

Average Female

North Wilkesboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

North Wilkesboro Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

North Wilkesboro Language

94.13% of North Wilkesboro residents speak only English, while 5.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.22% of the population.

North Wilkesboro Language

North Wilkesboro Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,77660021.61%
Black50811422.44%
Hispanic3879725.06%
Multiple2293917.03%
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21.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.02%

Male Poverty Rate

27.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Wilkesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Wilkesboro is Hispanic, with 25.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in North Wilkesboro is Multiple, with 17.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.23%.

North Wilkesboro Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.41%
High School20.49%
Some College20.47%
Bachelors or Greater1.25%
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North Wilkesboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed8.96%
Female Employed7.01%
Male Unemployed
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North Wilkesboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

North Wilkesboro Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

North Wilkesboro Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

31.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.7%

Male Marriage Rate

31.3%

Female Marriage Rate

North Wilkesboro Married by Age and Sex

male

female

North Wilkesboro Marriage

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

North Wilkesboro Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

North Wilkesboro Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

176

Number of Veterans

91

Male Veterans

85

Female Veterans

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North Wilkesboro Veterans by War

count

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North Wilkesboro Veterans by Age

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North Wilkesboro Veterans by Race

North Wilkesboro Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.8%

Veteran Poverty Rate

11.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Wilkesboro Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.6%

Labor Force Participation

50.6%

Employment Rate

1.2%

Unemployment Rate

North Wilkesboro Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

North Wilkesboro Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

North Wilkesboro Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

78.29%

Born in North Wilkesboro

95.42%

Native Born

4.58%

Foreign Born

2.51%

Non Citizen

2.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.42% of North Wilkesboro residents were born in the United States, with 78.29% having been born in North Carolina. 2.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

North Wilkesboro Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,070-30-0.73%
20284,100-30-0.73%
20274,130-30-0.72%
20264,160-30-0.72%
20254,190-30-0.71%
20244,220-30-0.71%
20234,250-30-0.7%
20224,280-30-0.7%
20214,310-71-1.62%
20204,3812465.95%
20194,135-22-0.53%
20184,157-20-0.48%
20174,177551.33%
20164,122280.68%
20154,094-31-0.75%
20144,125-17-0.41%
20134,14270.17%
20124,135-67-1.59%
20114,202-10-0.24%
20104,212962.33%
20004,11673221.63%
19903,3841243.8%
19803,260-97-2.89%
19703,357-840-20.01%
19604,197-182-4.16%
19504,379-99-2.21%
19404,47881022.08%
19303,668
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North Wilkesboro Population by Year