Wilkesboro, North Carolina Population 2020

3,482

Wilkesboro is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 3,482, it is the 189th largest city in North Carolina and the 5783rd largest city in the United States. Wilkesboro is currently declining at a rate of -0.23% annually but its population has increased by 2.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,413 in 2010. Wilkesboro reached it's highest population of 3,555 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Wilkesboro has a population density of 555 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wilkesboro is $46,178 with a poverty rate of 22.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $610 per month, and the median house value is $170,800. The median age in Wilkesboro is 43.5 years, 40 years for males, and 46.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 70.2 males.

Wilkesboro Demographics

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

  • White: 79.60%
  • Black or African American: 8.22%
  • Two or more races: 6.48%
  • Other race: 2.91%
  • Asian: 2.51%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wilkesboro, North Carolina is 3,482, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,498.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,413.

Wilkesboro, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,79079.60%
Black or African American2888.22%
Two or More Races2276.48%
Some Other Race1022.91%
Asian882.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native100.29%

Wilkesboro Population Pyramid 2020

Wilkesboro Median Age

43.5


Total

40


Male

46.5


Female

Wilkesboro Adults

There are 2,846 adults, (929 of whom are seniors) in Wilkesboro.

Wilkesboro Age Dependency

82.8

Age Dependency Ratio

48.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilkesboro Sex Ratio

Female

2,059

58.74%

Male

1,446

41.26%

Wilkesboro Households and Families

Wilkesboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wilkesboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married72.8%27.2%
All42.8%57.2%
Non Family27.2%72.8%
Female24%76%

42.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5601.9742.8
Non Family7241.0527.2
Married4712.8372.8
Female3132.724
Male522.6100

2.74

Average Family Size

1.97

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wilkesboro Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade34313.91%
9th to 12th Grade27511.16%
High School Graduate54722.19%
Some College39315.94%
Associates Degree28411.52%
Bachelors Degree30912.54%
Graduate Degree31412.74%

Wilkesboro Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,1111,627568
Black18612537
Hispanic1016018
Other Race7433
Asian4513
Multiple Races1212
Native American1010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 26.91%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,507$32,604$36,343
Less Than High School$16,776$21,328$16,031
High School Grad$39,615$38,269$50,603
Some College$30,660$30,811$30,500
Bachelors Degree$62,604$66,957$31,875
Graduate Degree$48,019$$47,995

$33,507

Average Earnings

$32,604

Average Male

$36,343

Average Female

Wilkesboro Language

Wilkesboro Language by Age

Wilkesboro Language

93.16% of Wilkesboro residents speak only English, while 6.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.91% of the population.

Wilkesboro Poverty

Wilkesboro Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,38247219.82%
Multiple22721594.71%
Black243135.35%
Hispanic16931.78%
Other10232.94%

22.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.05%

Male Poverty Rate

28.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilkesboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilkesboro is Multiple, with 94.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilkesboro is Hispanic, with 1.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.83%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.52%
Some College21.83%
High School8.11%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Employed25.61%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Wilkesboro Income

Wilkesboro Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,450$46,178
Families$48,304$60,849
Married Families$78,925-
Non Families$26,684$27,301

Wilkesboro Marital Status

Wilkesboro Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

31.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Wilkesboro Married by Age and Sex

Wilkesboro Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wilkesboro Marital Status by Race

Wilkesboro Veterans

198

Number of Veterans

198

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam73
First Gulf War32
Korea23
Second Gulf War17
World War II16
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7473
75+61
35 to 5447
18 to 3417
55 to 64
Name Veterans % of Total
White1847.68%
Black145.56%

$Wilkesboro Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilkesboro Employment Status

50.1%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

Employment Rate

0.7%

Unemployment Rate

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

69.84%

Born in North Carolina

93.75%

Native Born

6.25%

Foreign Born

1.37%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.75% of Wilkesboro residents were born in the United States, with 69.84% having been born in North Carolina. 1.37% 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
20203,482-8-0.23%
20193,490-8-0.23%
20183,49830.09%
20173,495-8-0.23%
20163,503-4-0.11%
20153,50770.20%
20143,500-21-0.60%
20133,521-21-0.59%
20123,54220.06%
20113,540-15-0.42%
20103,5553961.19%
20003,1595862.07%
19902,5730.00%