Wilkes County, North Carolina Population 2022

Wilkes County, North Carolina's estimated population is 67,959 with a growth rate of -0.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wilkes County, North Carolina is the 41st largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 69,264 and has seen a growth of -1.88% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
17908,1430.00%
18007,247-896-11.00%
18109,0541,80724.93%
18209,96791310.08%
183011,9682,00120.08%
184012,5776095.09%
185012,099-478-3.80%
186014,7492,65021.90%
187015,5397905.36%
188019,1813,64223.44%
189022,6753,49418.22%
190026,8724,19718.51%
191030,2823,41012.69%
192032,6442,3627.80%
193036,1623,51810.78%
194043,0036,84118.92%
195045,2432,2405.21%
196045,269260.06%
197049,5244,2559.40%
198058,6579,13318.44%
199059,3937361.25%
201069,2649,87116.62%
201168,948-316-0.46%
201268,906-42-0.06%
201368,609-297-0.43%
201468,414-195-0.28%
201568,298-116-0.17%
201668,5812830.41%
201768,489-92-0.13%
201868,563740.11%
201968,412-151-0.22%
202068,261-151-0.22%
202168,110-151-0.22%
202267,959-151-0.22%
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Wilkes County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White61,78090.40%
Black or African American2,6423.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native1400.20%
Asian4060.59%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2190.32%
Some Other Race1,1541.69%
Two or More Races2,0002.93%
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Wilkes County, North Carolina Population by Race

Wilkes County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Wilkes County, North Carolina Median Age

45.1


Total

44


Male

46.3


Female

Wilkes County, North Carolina Adults

There are 54,398 adults, (14,702 of whom are seniors) in Wilkes County, North Carolina.

Wilkes County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

37

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilkes County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

34,656

50.71%

Male

33,685

49.29%

Wilkes County, North Carolina Population by Age

Wilkes County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wilkes County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.6%12.4%
All75.9%24.1%
Male70.6%29.4%
Non Family63.4%36.6%
Female59.8%40.2%

75.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wilkes County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,9022.3375.9
Married14,9972.987.6
Male1,1682.8470.6
Female3,0912.9459.8
Non Family9,6461.263.4

2.84

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Wilkes County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,2046.50%
9th to 12th Grade5,89511.97%
High School Graduate15,55431.58%
Some College11,19122.72%
Associates Degree5,52811.22%
Bachelors Degree5,48011.12%
Graduate Degree2,4084.89%
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Wilkes County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wilkes County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White44,36436,7917,434
Asian26919739
Black2,1221,712287
Other Race76442683
Native American12311810
Hispanic2,0561,082101
2+ Races4602989
Islander129129

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.76%.

Wilkes County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,028$35,749$28,030
Less Than 9th Grade$22,412$25,180$16,781
High School Graduate$29,183$31,945$22,214
Some College$32,934$39,470$28,706
Bachelors Degree$46,953$46,108$48,494
Graduate Degree$58,523$68,368$54,597

$32,028

Average Earnings

$35,749

Average Male

$28,030

Average Female

Wilkes County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wilkes County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Wilkes County, North Carolina Language

93.33% of Wilkes County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.23% of the population.

Wilkes County, North Carolina Language

Wilkes County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple1,95964733.03%
Hispanic4,3661,39732.00%
Native1304131.54%
Black2,48552621.17%
White58,7268,66714.76%
Islander2192410.96%
Other380NaN%

16.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.71%

Male Poverty Rate

19.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilkes County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilkes County, North Carolina is Multiple, with 33.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilkes County, North Carolina is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.82%.

Wilkes County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.56%
High School13.77%
Some College9.02%
Bachelors or Greater5.15%

Wilkes County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.62%
Male Unemployed28.72%
Female Employed9.75%
Female Unemployed42.36%

Wilkes County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wilkes County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,980$59,842
Families$57,667$70,035
Married Families$65,426$78,765
Non Families$22,273$36,720
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Income by Household Type

Wilkes County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.4%

Male Marriage Rate

53.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Wilkes County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Wilkes County, North Carolina 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 45-54.

Wilkes County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Wilkes County, North Carolina Marital Status

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4,367

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War605
First Gulf War900
Vietnam1,725
Korea391
World War II38

Wilkes County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34286
35 to 54822
55 to 64783
65 to 741,333
75+1,143

Wilkes County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,8007.63%
Black32614.22%
Native American2822.76%
Asian92.48%
Other Race14316.47%
2+ Races618.45%
Hispanic1746.72%

Wilkes County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Wilkes County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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7.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilkes County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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56%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Wilkes County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Wilkes County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Wilkes County, North Carolina 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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77.93%

Born in Wilkes County, North Carolina

96.28%

Native Born

3.72%

Foreign Born

2.48%

Non Citizen

1.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.28% of Wilkes County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 77.93% having been born in North Carolina. 2.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wilkes County, North Carolina 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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