Wilkes County, Georgia Population 2021

Wilkes County, Georgia's estimated population is 9,603 with a growth rate of -0.90% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wilkes County, Georgia is the 128th largest county inGeorgia. The 2010 Population was 10,388 and has seen a growth of -7.56% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,603-87-0.90%
20209,690-87-0.89%
20199,777-87-0.88%
20189,86440.04%
20179,860510.52%
20169,809-102-1.03%
20159,911-38-0.38%
20149,949290.29%
20139,920-166-1.65%
201210,086-143-1.40%
201110,229-159-1.53%
201010,388-209-1.97%
199010,597-354-3.23%
198010,9517677.53%
197010,184-777-7.09%
196010,961-1,427-11.52%
195012,388-2,696-17.87%
194015,084-860-5.39%
193015,944-8,266-34.14%
192024,2107693.28%
191023,4412,57512.34%
190020,8662,78515.40%
189018,0812,09613.11%
188015,9854,18935.51%
187011,7963763.29%
186011,420-687-5.67%
185012,1071,95919.30%
184010,148-4,089-28.72%
183014,237-3,370-19.14%
182017,6072,72018.27%
181014,8871,78413.62%
180013,103-18,397-58.40%
179031,5000.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.90% (-87)
County Website
State
Founded
February 5, 1777
County Seat
2010 Population
10,388
Growth Since 2010
-7.56% (-785)
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Wilkes County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,18252.64%
Black or African American4,19342.59%
Some Other Race3413.46%
Two or More Races900.91%
Asian380.39%
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Wilkes County, Georgia Population by Race

Wilkes County, Georgia Population Pyramid $2021

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Wilkes County, Georgia Median Age

45.1


Total

42


Male

48.6


Female

Wilkes County, Georgia Adults

There are 7,738 adults, (2,250 of whom are seniors) in Wilkes County, Georgia.

Wilkes County, Georgia Age Dependency

79.4

Age Dependency Ratio

41

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilkes County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

5,073

51.53%

Male

4,771

48.47%

Wilkes County, Georgia Population by Age

Wilkes County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wilkes County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female42.1%57.9%
Male48%52%
Non Family67.3%32.7%
All67.5%32.5%
Married79.7%20.3%

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wilkes County, Georgia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9792.4567.5
Married1,6083.1279.7
Non Family1,5581.0767.3
Female6113.8442.1
Male2023.548

3.26

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Wilkes County, Georgia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4196.05%
9th to 12th Grade71110.26%
High School Graduate3,04844.00%
Some College1,28818.59%
Associates Degree5087.33%
Bachelors Degree5537.98%
Graduate Degree4015.79%
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Wilkes County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wilkes County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,8673,487781
Black2,7882,190133
Hispanic2016114
Other Race110176
Asian363420
2+ Races2515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 94.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.56%.

Wilkes County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,192$34,189$23,622
Less Than 9th Grade$15,850$16,633$15,079
High School Graduate$29,679$35,726$20,486
Some College$33,350$39,318$28,988
Bachelors Degree$50,592$58,295$35,893
Graduate Degree$61,442$250,000$54,286

$30,192

Average Earnings

$34,189

Average Male

$23,622

Average Female

Wilkes County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wilkes County, Georgia Language by Age

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Wilkes County, Georgia Language

94.26% of Wilkes County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 5.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.06% of the population.

Wilkes County, Georgia Language

Wilkes County, Georgia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,1341,68740.81%
Hispanic49833066.27%
White4,9282775.62%
Other34120760.70%

23.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.18%

Male Poverty Rate

23.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilkes County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilkes County, Georgia is Hispanic, with 66.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilkes County, Georgia is White, with 5.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.89%.

Wilkes County, Georgia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.75%
High School16.63%
Some College10.90%
Bachelors or Greater3.47%

Wilkes County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed62.07%
Female Unemployed44.29%
Female Employed12.08%
Male Employed10.34%

Wilkes County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wilkes County, Georgia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,838$58,715
Families$56,942$76,766
Married Families$70,267-
Non Families$20,261$28,617
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Income by Household Type

Wilkes County, Georgia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.3%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Wilkes County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

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Wilkes County, Georgia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Wilkes County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

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Wilkes County, Georgia Marital Status

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569

Number of Veterans

541

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam254
Second Gulf War74
First Gulf War69
Korea32
World War II14

Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74139
75+128
55 to 64127
35 to 54119
18 to 3456

Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3718.65%
Black1956.14%
Other Race31.49%

Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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5.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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53%

Labor Force Participation

51.2%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Wilkes County, Georgia Employment by Age

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Wilkes County, Georgia Employment by Race

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Wilkes County, Georgia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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82.83%

Born in Wilkes County, Georgia

96.76%

Native Born

3.24%

Foreign Born

2.40%

Non Citizen

0.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.76% of Wilkes County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 82.83% having been born in Georgia. 2.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wilkes County, Georgia Place of Birth

  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

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