North Wilkesboro, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 4,234 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.9%
 
Males: 1,974  (46.6%)
Females: 2,260  (53.4%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28659.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $20,338 (it was $22,813 in 2000)
North Wilkesboro:

$20,338
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,344 (it was $14,594 in 2000)

North Wilkesboro town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $158,090 (it was $84,000 in 2000)
North Wilkesboro:

$158,090
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $192,703; Detached houses: $197,970; Townhouses or other attached units: $235,435; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $274,949; Mobile homes: $45,576

Median gross rent in 2012: $466.

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North Wilkesboro races chart
  • White alone - 2,987 (70.4%)
  • Black alone - 569 (13.4%)
  • Hispanic - 556 (13.1%)
  • Two or more races - 76 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 25 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 18 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.02%)

Races in North Wilkesboro detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in North Wilkesboro: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (32.9%), English (9.1%), German (6.4%), Scotch-Irish (4.6%), Irish (4.1%), Italian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1016 feet

Land area: 5.12 square miles.

Population density: 827 people per square mile   (low).

North Wilkesboro,NC real estate house value index trend

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in North Wilkesboro:

  • High school or higher: 68.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in North Wilkesboro town:

  • Never married: 37.6%
  • Now married: 34.4%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

365 residents are foreign born (1.1% Asia).

This town:  8.6%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 39 registered sex offenders living in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina as of April 19, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in North Wilkesboro to the number of sex offenders is 109 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,140 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,152 (0.8%)

North Wilkesboro satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Winston-Salem, NC (49.5 miles , pop. 185,776).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (68.9 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (420.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Fairplains, NC (1.2 miles ), Wilkesboro, NC (1.5 miles ), Cricket, NC (1.5 miles ), Mulberry, NC (2.0 miles ), Moravian Falls, NC (2.2 miles ), Millers Creek, NC (2.3 miles ), Hays, NC (2.4 miles ), Ronda, NC (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $147,400
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $77,400
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $127,800
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $234,300
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $303,800
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $358,100
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $525,000
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $495,200
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $400,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $400,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.17 N, Longitude: 81.14 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,715 (+110.5%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 294 (24.6%)

Area code: 336

North Wilkesboro household income distribution North Wilkesboro home values distribution

Crime rates in North Wilkesboro by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 00000020000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.047.70.00.00.00.0
Rapes 20101203312
per 100,000 47.80.024.00.023.946.60.072.572.223.346.9
Robberies 32353779384
per 100,000 71.747.071.9119.471.7163.2166.9217.472.2186.193.7
Assaults 76616171212691622
per 100,000 167.2141.0143.7382.0406.4279.9286.1145.0216.5372.2515.6
Burglaries 4740503154707764564932
per 100,000 1122.8940.31197.6740.21290.91632.51835.51546.31346.81139.8749.9
Thefts 206201166197206240172177146222200
per 100,000 4921.24725.03976.04703.94924.75597.04100.14276.43511.35164.04687.1
Auto thefts 4109710131210859
per 100,000 95.6235.1215.6167.1239.1303.2286.1241.6192.4116.3210.9
Arson 01037000110
per 100,000 0.023.50.071.6167.30.00.00.024.123.30.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.8) 261.3219.4228.9253.9297.6350.5359.8313.1258.9308.8295.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in North Wilkesboro detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 24 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.39
North Carolina average:

2.37
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.2%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -147 (-3.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)

Work and jobs in North Wilkesboro: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina average temperatures North Wilkesboro, North Carolina average precipitation North Wilkesboro, North Carolina humidity North Wilkesboro, North Carolina wind speed North Wilkesboro, North Carolina snowfall North Wilkesboro, North Carolina sunshine North Wilkesboro, North Carolina clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

North Wilkesboro-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.1 miles away from the North Wilkesboro town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 37.4 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

North Wilkesboro-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 208.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 176.3 miles away from North Wilkesboro center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 159.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 83.2 miles away from North Wilkesboro center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 83.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wilkes County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
North Wilkesboro topographic map

Birthplace of: Robert Byrd - (born 1917), politician, Dean Combs - Stock car racing driver.

Hospitals and medical centers in North Wilkesboro:

  • WILKES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Local, 1370 WEST D ST)
  • WILKES REGIONAL DIALYSIS CENTER (1917 A WEST PARK DRIVE)
  • HOME CARE OF WILKES REGIONAL M (1907 WEST PARK DRIVE)
  • WILKES SENIOR VILLAGE (204 OLD BRICKYARD ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in North Wilkesboro:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to North Wilkesboro:

  • Wilkes Community College (about 4 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,292)
  • Surry Community College (about 28 miles; Dobson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,686)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 30 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Appalachian State University (about 31 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 31 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 34 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 3,785)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 43 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,350)

Private elementary/middle schools in North Wilkesboro:

  • GORDON BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 73; Location: 285 BOONE TRL; Grades: PK - 9)
  • HARVEST TIME CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 36; Location: 501 C ST; Grades: PK - 11)
  • MONTESSORI LEARNING CENTER OF WILKES (Students: 30; Location: 601 BOSTON AVE; Grades: PK - 3)
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Notable locations in North Wilkesboro: Midtown Shopping Plaza (A), North Wilkesboro Womens Club (B), Wilkes Area Poultry Association Laboratory (C), Wilkes Art Gallery (D), Wilkes County Jaycees Clubhouse (E), Woodlawn Community Center (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: West Park Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in North Wilkesboro include: Hill Top Church (A), Hinshaw Street Church (B), Beulah Church (C), Northside Chapel (D), Dannel Chapel (E), Saint Johns Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), Gordon Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hoopers Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in North Wilkesboro include: YMCA Park (1), William K Newton Memorial Park (2), Smoot Park (3), Optimist Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Addison Inn (Us Highway 421).

Wilkes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.6. This is about average.

City:

78.6
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.62. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.62
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.4
U.S.:

32.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in North Wilkesboro and their reported violations in the past:

YADKIN CO I-77 RA NBL (Population served: 2,100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-14-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-23-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-23-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-26-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-16-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-22-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-30-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-30-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-06-2010)
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In MAY-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-20-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-13-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-23-2007), St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2007), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JAN-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
DOT-SURRY CO I-77 WEIGH ST NBL (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-30-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-30-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-22-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-03-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-22-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-22-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2012), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (2 times from NOV-14-2005 to NOV-14-2005), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010)
DOT-SURRY CO I-77 WEIGH ST SBL (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-14-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-14-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-14-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-10-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-10-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-11-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-18-2008), St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2010)

Drinking water stations with addresses in North Wilkesboro that have no violations reported:

  • DOT-IREDELL-YADKIN I-77 RA SBL (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DOT-BLOWING ROCK RA US 221 W (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MT PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 37.3%
(26.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.2% for Black residents, 76.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 77.6% for other race residents, 47.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  55.0%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in North Wilkesboro in 2010:

  • 223 people in state prisons
  • 182 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in North Wilkesboro in 2000:

  • 257 people in state prisons
  • 122 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 15 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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North Wilkesboro compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in North Wilkesboro (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Main Office Branch, Northside Branch, N. Wilkesboro Expr. Drive-In Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • SunTrust Bank: North Wilkesboro Branch 569 at 924 Main Street, branch established on 1903/01/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: North Wilkesboro Branch at 901 Main Street, branch established on 1985/11/25. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Communityone Bank, National Association: North Wilkesboro Branch at 5 Sparta Road, branch established on 1994/06/01. Info updated 2007/12/11: Bank assets: $1,666.0 mil, Deposits: $1,443.4 mil, headquarters in Asheboro, NC, negative income in the last year, 46 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb United Corp.
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: North Wilkesboro Branch at Wilkesboro Avenue Near Sixth Street, branch established on 1973/05/29. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Piedmont Federal Savings Bank: North Wilkesboro Avenue Branch at 200 Wilkesboro Avenue, branch established on 1903/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $936.9 mil, Deposits: $719.9 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • Yadkin Valley Bank and Trust Company: North Wilkesboro Branch at 1404 West D Street, branch established on 1984/08/01. Info updated 2009/05/19: Bank assets: $1,991.0 mil, Deposits: $1,738.1 mil, headquarters in Elkin, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Yadkin Valley Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

North Wilkesboro travel time to work - commute North Wilkesboro mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for North Wilkesboro town (based on Wilkes County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.32%
Here: 58.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents83.4%7.9%1.9%1.6%1.5%
Congregations68.5%12.6%1.6%0.8%0.8%
NameChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents0.6%0.6%0.6%0.5%1.5%
Congregations2.4%0.8%0.8%3.1%8.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Wilkes County:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Wilkes County:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Wilkes County:

7.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
Here:

7.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wilkes County:

27.9%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.1%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$8,989$35,9560$0
Other Government Administration 6$28,040$56,08014$3,584
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$582
Police Protection - Officers 23$74,820$39,0372$1,116
Police - Other 1$2,165$25,9801$186
Firefighters 3$9,330$37,3203$443
Streets and Highways 3$9,051$36,2041$1,315
Hospitals 743$2,329,766$37,627180$274,374
Solid Waste Management 6$12,662$25,3246$4,289
Sewerage 4$13,153$39,4590$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,790$40,7400$0
Water Supply 8$20,805$31,2081$1,661
Other and Unallocable 4$11,557$34,6716$6,425
Totals for Government 806$2,527,128$37,625215$293,975

North Wilkesboro government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $3,406,000 ($804.44)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,514,000 ($357.58)
    Police Protection: $1,150,000 ($271.61)
    Sewerage: $867,000 ($204.77)
    Liquor Stores: $707,000 ($166.98)
    Regular Highways: $497,000 ($117.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $476,000 ($112.42)
    Water Utilities: $371,000 ($87.62)
    Fire Protection: $252,000 ($59.52)
    Parks & Recreation: $234,000 ($55.27)
    Financial Administration: $162,000 ($38.26)
    Central Staff Services: $143,000 ($33.77)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $87,000 ($20.55)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $80,000 ($18.89)
    General Public Buildings: $73,000 ($17.24)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $64,000 ($15.12)
    Libraries: $50,000 ($11.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $512,000 ($120.93)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $4,000 ($0.94)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $6,000 ($1.42)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $49,000 ($11.57)
    Police Protection: $27,000 ($6.38)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,950,000 ($460.56)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

North Wilkesboro government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,274,000 ($300.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $176,000 ($41.57)
    Parks & Recreation: $27,000 ($6.38)
    All Other: $4,000 ($0.94)
    Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($0.71)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $934,000 ($220.60)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $670,000 ($158.24)
    All Other: $250,000 ($59.05)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $476,000 ($112.42)
    Rents: $359,000 ($84.79)
    Interest Earnings: $153,000 ($36.14)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $718,000 ($169.58)
    Water Utilities: $546,000 ($128.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,683,000 ($633.68)
    General Support: $396,000 ($93.53)
    Highways: $197,000 ($46.53)
  • Tax - Property: $1,990,000 ($470.00)
    NEC: $55,000 ($12.99)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $6,000 ($1.42)

North Wilkesboro government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $8,539,000 ($2016.77)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $5,917,000 ($1397.50)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,622,000 ($619.27)

North Wilkesboro government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,093,000 ($1439.06)

3.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,703 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.71%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Yadkin County, NC  0.41% ($26,660 average AGI)
from Surry County, NC  0.31% ($26,171)
from Forsyth County, NC  0.18% ($43,878)


3.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,349 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.93%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Yadkin County, NC  0.32% ($24,081 average AGI)
to Surry County, NC  0.32% ($23,042)
to Forsyth County, NC  0.22% ($27,020)

Strongest AM radio stations in North Wilkesboro:

  • WKBC (800 AM; 1 kW; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WWWC (1240 AM; 1 kW; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSYD (1300 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: GRANITE CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in North Wilkesboro:

  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • WIFM-FM (100.9 FM; ELKIN, NC; Owner: VON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around North Wilkesboro:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 20
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 32
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 20
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 49
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 173
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 33
  • Fatalities: 121
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 299
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19
See more detailed statistics of North Wilkesboro fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 68
  • Hazardous Condition: 6
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - North Wilkesboro

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for North Wilkesboro, NC
Most common first names in North Wilkesboro, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James19772.0 years
William14272.8 years
John13875.1 years
Mary10376.8 years
Robert9868.5 years
Ruth4777.6 years
Ruby4776.9 years
Charlie4675.7 years
Charles4668.3 years
Paul4570.8 years
Most common last names in North Wilkesboro, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson13072.2 years
Brown10272.2 years
Church9976.1 years
Anderson8071.7 years
Adams7872.9 years
Miller7074.6 years
Wyatt6673.7 years
Shumate6172.1 years
Foster6072.9 years
Hayes5877.4 years
Businesses in North Wilkesboro, NC
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Nike1
CVS2Pizza Hut1
Decora Cabinetry1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts2Sprint Nextel1
FedEx2Subway1
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1Toyota1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hyundai1UPS2
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walgreens1
McDonald's1
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