Wilkes County, Georgia Population 2020

Wilkes County, Georgia's estimated population is 9,874 with a growth rate of -0.01% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wilkes County, Georgia is the 127th largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20209,874-1-0.01%
20199,875-1-0.01%
20189,876-1-0.01%
20179,877670.68%
20169,810-99-1.00%
20159,909-37-0.37%
20149,946290.29%
20139,917-167-1.66%
201210,084-143-1.40%
201110,227-281-2.67%
201010,508-89-0.84%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.01%
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State
Founded
February 5, 1777
County Seat

Wilkes County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,28453.46%
Black or African American4,19842.47%
Some Other Race2422.45%
Asian850.86%
Two or More Races750.76%

Wilkes County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2020

Wilkes County, Georgia Median Age

46.1


Total

43.1


Male

48.6


Female

Wilkes County, Georgia Adults

There are 7,825 adults, (2,252 of whom are seniors) in Wilkes County, Georgia.

Wilkes County, Georgia Age Dependency

77.4

Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilkes County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

5,114

51.74%

Male

4,770

48.26%

Wilkes County, Georgia Households and Families

Wilkes County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wilkes County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.3%18.7%
All65.7%34.3%
Non Family59.9%40.1%
Male50.5%49.5%
Female43.2%56.8%

65.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,8792.5265.7
Married1,6063.0581.3
Non Family1,4631.1359.9
Female600443.2
Male2103.9750.5

3.29

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

3.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wilkes County, Georgia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5858.40%
9th to 12th Grade77711.15%
High School Graduate3,12244.81%
Some College1,21817.48%
Associates Degree3895.58%
Bachelors Degree4596.59%
Graduate Degree4175.99%

Wilkes County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,8683,355700
Black2,7352,110120
Hispanic2686417
Other Race86186
Asian645433
Multiple Races188

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 86.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.56%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,188$32,066$22,228
Less Than High School$16,250$16,879$14,083
High School Grad$26,957$32,374$18,716
Some College$35,232$39,250$29,952
Bachelors Degree$50,625$54,531$42,500
Graduate Degree$55,313$$55,000

$28,188

Average Earnings

$32,066

Average Male

$22,228

Average Female

Wilkes County, Georgia Language

Wilkes County, Georgia Language by Age

Wilkes County, Georgia Language

94.23% of Wilkes County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 5.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.84% of the population.

Wilkes County, Georgia Poverty

Wilkes County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,1401,72941.76%
White4,9803757.53%
Hispanic47523048.42%
Other24215061.98%

23.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.38%

Male Poverty Rate

25.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilkes County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilkes County, Georgia is Other, with 61.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilkes County, Georgia is White, with 7.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.19%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.23%
High School16.80%
Some College10.69%
Bachelors or Greater4.22%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed66.67%
Male Unemployed56.34%
Female Employed15.19%
Male Employed8.10%

Wilkes County, Georgia Income

Wilkes County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,106$55,493
Families$51,716$70,445
Married Families$62,670-
Non Families$19,229$28,544

Wilkes County, Georgia Marital Status

Wilkes County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.6%

Male Marriage Rate

39.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wilkes County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

Wilkes County, Georgia 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 55-64.

Wilkes County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans

578

Number of Veterans

558

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam284
First Gulf War75
Second Gulf War39
Korea37
World War II12
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74173
35 to 54144
55 to 64119
75+115
18 to 3427
Name Veterans % of Total
White3848.75%
Black1916.03%
Other31.97%

$Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans by Education

6.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilkes County, Georgia Employment Status

52.8%

Labor Force Participation

50%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Wilkes County, Georgia 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

81.69%

Born in Georgia

95.87%

Native Born

4.13%

Foreign Born

2.93%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.87% of Wilkes County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 81.69% having been born in Georgia. 2.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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