Wilkes County, Georgia Population 2024

9,765

Wilkes County, Georgia's estimated 2024 population is 9,765 with a growth rate of 0.86% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wilkes County, Georgia is the 126th largest county in Georgia. The 2010 population was 10,389 and has seen a growth of -6.01% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,180830.82%
202810,097830.83%
202710,014830.84%
20269,931830.84%
20259,848830.85%
20249,765830.86%
20239,682830.86%
20229,599830.87%
20219,516-40-0.42%
20209,556-213-2.18%
20199,769-76-0.77%
20189,845-23-0.23%
20179,868600.61%
20169,808-119-1.2%
20159,927-33-0.33%
20149,960290.29%
20139,931-162-1.61%
201210,093-137-1.34%
201110,230-159-1.53%
201010,389
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%
190020,8662,78515.4%
189018,0812,09613.11%
188015,9854,18935.51%
187011,7963763.29%
186011,420-687-5.67%
185012,1071,95919.3%
184010,148-4,089-28.72%
183014,237-3,370-19.14%
182017,6072,72018.27%
181014,8871,78413.62%
180013,103-18,397-58.4%
179031,50021,320209.43%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.86% (83)
County Website
Wilkes County
State
Georgia
County Seat
2010 Population
10,389
Area
469 mi²
Density
21 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-6.01% (-624)
Founded
February 5, 1777

Wilkes County, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,12653.34%
Black or African American3,86940.26%
Two or more races3233.36%
Other race2762.87%
Native American160.17%
Asian
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

Wilkes County, Georgia Population by Race

Wilkes County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2024

Wilkes County, Georgia Median Age

45.5

Total

41.1

Male

52.1

Female

Wilkes County, Georgia Adults

There are 7,627 adults, (2,246 of whom are seniors) in Wilkes County, Georgia.

Wilkes County, Georgia Age Dependency

78.6

Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilkes County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female4,66348.52%
Male4,94751.48%

Wilkes County, Georgia Population by Age

Wilkes County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,0322.3565.734.3
Married1,7053.0570.729.3
Non Family1,5761.1560.439.6
Female5813.3359.740.3
Male1703.0685.314.7
showing: 5 rows

3.09

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

65.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wilkes County, Georgia 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

Wilkes County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wilkes County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Wilkes County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,041

Average Earnings

$38,800

Average Male

$31,815

Average Female

Wilkes County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wilkes County, Georgia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wilkes County, Georgia Language

94.64% of Wilkes County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 5.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.02% of the population.

Wilkes County, Georgia Language

Wilkes County, Georgia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black3,82687622.9%
White4,8854749.7%
Hispanic54430556.07%
Other26017466.92%
Multiple3233912.07%
showing: 5 rows

17.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.11%

Male Poverty Rate

16.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilkes County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilkes County, Georgia is Other, with 66.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilkes County, Georgia is White, with 9.7% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.28%.

Wilkes County, Georgia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.67%
High School11.98%
Some College8.76%
Bachelors or Greater2.39%
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Wilkes County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed39.58%
Female Unemployed28.17%
Female Employed5.67%
Male Employed4.64%
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Wilkes County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wilkes County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wilkes County, Georgia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Wilkes County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wilkes County, Georgia 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 55-64.

Wilkes County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wilkes County, Georgia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

467

Number of Veterans

421

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

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Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans by War

count

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Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilkes County, Georgia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52%

Labor Force Participation

50.4%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Wilkes County, Georgia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wilkes County, Georgia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wilkes County, Georgia 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

83.17%

Born in Wilkes County, Georgia

97.19%

Native Born

2.81%

Foreign Born

2.41%

Non Citizen

0.4%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.19% of Wilkes County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 83.17% having been born in Georgia. 2.41% 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

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