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Population in 2012: 3,426 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.5%
 

Males: 1,802  (52.6%)
Females: 1,624  (47.4%)

Median resident age:  45.4 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28697.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,720 (it was $40,982 in 2000)
Wilkesboro:

$32,720
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,631

Wilkesboro town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $188,904 (it was $106,000 in 2000)
Wilkesboro:

$188,904
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $205,193; Detached houses: $219,823; Townhouses or other attached units: $142,454; In 2-unit structures: $47,182; Mobile homes: $25,406; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $108,882

Median gross rent in 2012: $561.

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  • White alone - 2,684 (78.6%)
  • Black alone - 300 (8.8%)
  • Hispanic - 250 (7.3%)
  • Asian alone - 101 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 65 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wilkesboro: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (32.2%), English (8.8%), Irish (7.8%), German (6.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%), Scottish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1042 feet

Land area: 5.52 square miles.

Population density: 620 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Wilkesboro:

  • High school or higher: 77.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.9%
  • Unemployed: 12.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wilkesboro town:

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

328 residents are foreign born (3.0% Asia).

This town:  9.6%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Wilkesboro, North Carolina as of December 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wilkesboro to the number of sex offenders is 137 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,096 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,430 (0.8%)

Wilkesboro satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Winston-Salem, NC (50.5 miles , pop. 185,776).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (67.3 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (422.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Cricket, NC (1.4 miles ), North Wilkesboro, NC (1.5 miles ), Moravian Falls, NC (1.6 miles ), Fairplains, NC (1.8 miles ), Millers Creek, NC (2.3 miles ), Mulberry, NC (2.4 miles ), Hays, NC (2.8 miles ), Ronda, NC (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 36.14 N, Longitude: 81.16 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,142 (+267.5%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 691 (60.6%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 336

Wilkesboro household income distribution Wilkesboro home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Wilkesboro by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 010100000200
per 100,000 0.030.60.030.70.00.00.00.00.064.00.00.0
Rapes 210111131213
per 100,000 62.230.60.030.730.730.631.394.731.964.028.987.4
Robberies 432375427413
per 100,000 124.591.961.892.1215.1153.0125.363.1223.4128.128.987.4
Assaults 1413135117101410886
per 100,000 435.7398.0401.5153.5338.0214.2313.2441.9319.1256.2231.5174.9
Burglaries 475434557361856277383524
per 100,000 1462.81653.41050.01688.72243.41866.62662.11957.12456.91216.81012.7699.5
Thefts 287288292378309261255283299277359387
per 100,000 8932.58818.19017.911605.89496.07986.57986.28933.19540.58869.710387.711279.5
Auto thefts 161316591111129782
per 100,000 498.0398.0494.1153.5276.6336.6344.5378.8287.2224.1231.558.3
Arson 200001001111
per 100,000 62.20.00.00.00.030.60.00.031.932.028.929.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 469.2482.6398.7514.6498.3411.0458.6492.7510.3506.1406.0442.8

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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 Wilkesboro detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 23 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.12
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Wilkesboro, North Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.1%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -21 (-0.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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

Average climate in Wilkesboro, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Wilkesboro-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 8% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.8 miles away from the Wilkesboro town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 35.1 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:

Wilkesboro-area historical earthquake activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 83.4 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 84.4 miles away from 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 84.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 44.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from Wilkesboro center
On 2/12/1994 at 02:40:24, a magnitude 3.4 (2.9 ML, 3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

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, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wilkesboro topographic map

Birthplace of: Junior Johnson - Racing driver.


Hospitals/medical centers in Wilkesboro:

  • LAKEWOOD (Hospital, 554 RIDGE LANE)
  • VOCA-APPLE VALLEY (Hospital, 1443 OLD HWY 60)
  • VOCA-COLLEGE STREET (Hospital, 301 COLLEGE STREET)
  • VOCA-KIMSEY (Hospital, 1305 OLD HWY 60)
  • VOCA-WELBORN AVE (Hospital, 1002 WELBORN AVENUE)
  • AVANTE AT WILKESBORO (Nursing Home, 1000 COLLEGE ST)
  • VESPERS NH INC (Nursing Home, 1000 COLLEGE ST)
  • WESTWOOD HILLS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 1016 FLETCHER ST)

Political contributions by individuals in Wilkesboro, NC

Heliports located in Wilkesboro:


Local government website: www.wilkesboronc.com

College/University in Wilkesboro:

  • Wilkes Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,456; Location: 1328 South Collegiate Dr; Public; Website: www.wilkescc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wilkesboro:

  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 27 miles; Hudson, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,172)
  • Appalachian State University (about 30 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 14,923)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 32 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 2,135)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 41 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,200)
  • Wake Forest University (about 50 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 6,909)
  • Forsyth Technical Community College (about 51 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 4,471)
  • Winston-Salem State University (about 53 miles; Winston-Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 5,588)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • woodward middle school in Wilkesboro has been replaced by a an updated central middle school in Moravian Falls NC

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Churches in Wilkesboro include: Hillcrest Church (A), Atonement Church (B), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Pauls Cemetery (1), Mountain Park Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Cub Creek (A), Tucker Hole Creek (B), Moravian Creek (C), Reddies River (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wilkesboro include: Westwood Park (1), Cub Creek Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Carolina Game Room (Amusement & Theme Parks; 6810 West USHighway 421).

Hotels: Hampton Inn Wilkesboro (1300 Collegiate Drive), Holbrook Motel (6626 West USHighway 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
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AQI  Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.62
U.S.:

3.63

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

JESUS LIFE WORSHIP CENTER (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MT SINAI BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-22-2004), St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-2004), St Public Notif received (DEC-21-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-29-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-09-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-13-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-07-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 14 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 4 other older monitoring violations
FAST TRACK NO 143 (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KERR RESERVOIR-MAINTENANCE SHP (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-23-1999), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-1999), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-18-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
GOSHEN BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
FORT HAMBY PARK (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-19-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
HARDEE`S OF CASHIERS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

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

  • PARSON`S QUICK STOP (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 35.1%
(26.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 87.2% for Black residents, 61.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 72.0% for other race residents, 94.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  56.8%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wilkesboro, NC

People in group quarters in Wilkesboro in 2010:

  • 277 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 75 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
281 people in nursing homes in 2000
57 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Wilkesboro compared to North Carolina state average:

Wilkesboro, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Wilkesboro (2011 data):

  • Communityone Bank, National Association: Wilkesboro Branch at 1600 Curtis Bridge Road, branch established on 1992/01/17. 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.
  • Yadkin Valley Bank and Trust Company: Wilkesboro Branch at 301 West Main Street, branch established on 1991/11/06. 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
  • Bank of Granite: Wilkesboro Office at 2841 Highway 421 West, branch established on 2003/08/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $753.5 mil, Deposits: $688.5 mil, headquarters in Granite Falls, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb United Corp.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Wilkes Plaza Branch at 1899 U.S. 421 Business, branch established on 1995/02/06. 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
  • Woodforest National Bank: Wilkesboro Nc Walmart Branch at 1801 W Us Hwy 421, branch established on 2009/04/29. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Wilkesboro Main Branch at 900 River Street, branch established on 1988/01/18. 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
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Curtis Bridge Road Branch at 1606 Curtis Bridge Road, branch established on 2001/04/11. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Wilkesboro Branch at 1905 Highway 21 North, branch established on 1923/01/01. 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.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Wilkesboro Branch at 200 West Main Street, branch established on 1967/10/02. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wilkesboro, North Carolina:

  • Holiday Inn Express In Wilkesboro, 1700 Winkler St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697 , Phone: (336) 838-1800, Fax: (336) 838-2545
  • Quality Inn, US 421 & 268 Byp, Wilkesboro, NC 28697 , Phone: (910) 667-2176
  • Lowe's Motel, Hwy 421a, Wilkesboro, NC 28697 , Phone: (336) 838-4186
  • Hampton Inn Wilkesboro, 1300 Collegiate Dr, Wilkesboro, NC 28697 , Phone: (336) 838-5000, Fax: (336) 838-5110
  • Addison Inn, US Hwy 421 North, Wilkesboro, NC 28697 , Phone: (336) 838-1000, Fax: (336) 667-7458
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wilkesboro travel time to work - commute


Wilkesboro mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.32%
Here58.3%
USA50.2%

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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$8,341$33,3640$0
Other Government Administration 3$13,767$55,06810$4,572
Police Protection - Officers 23$56,296$29,3720$0
Police - Other 1$2,325$27,9000$0
Firefighters 0$0 2$752
Streets and Highways 3$7,120$28,4802$1,493
Solid Waste Management 3$8,032$32,1280$0
Sewerage 19$45,775$28,9110$0
Parks and Recreation 3$6,354$25,4160$0
Water Supply 8$21,987$32,9810$0
Other and Unallocable 2$6,218$37,3080$0
Totals for Government 68$176,215$31,09714$6,817

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $735,000 ($214.54)
    Fire Protection: $54,000 ($15.76)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,386,000 ($404.55)
    Police Protection: $849,000 ($247.81)
    Liquor Stores: $838,000 ($244.60)
    Central Staff Services: $670,000 ($195.56)
    Water Utilities: $594,000 ($173.38)
    Regular Highways: $365,000 ($106.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $168,000 ($49.04)
    Parks & Recreation: $144,000 ($42.03)
    General Public Buildings: $123,000 ($35.90)
    Fire Protection: $121,000 ($35.32)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $82,000 ($23.93)
    General - Other: $49,000 ($14.30)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($0.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $48,000 ($14.01)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $5,000 ($1.46)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $7,000 ($2.04)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $162,000 ($47.29)
    Police Protection: $50,000 ($14.59)
    Water Utilities: $50,000 ($14.59)
    Regular Highways: $33,000 ($9.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($3.50)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.29)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($0.29)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,190,000 ($347.34)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,743,000 ($508.76)
    Parking Facilities: $2,000 ($0.58)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $11,000 ($3.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $516,000 ($150.61)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $354,000 ($103.33)
    Interest Earnings: $126,000 ($36.78)
    Rents: $34,000 ($9.92)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $937,000 ($273.50)
    Water Utilities: $747,000 ($218.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $324,000 ($94.57)
    Highways: $126,000 ($36.78)
    All Other: $39,000 ($11.38)
  • Tax - Property: $1,580,000 ($461.18)
    NEC: $60,000 ($17.51)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $13,000 ($3.79)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $878,000 ($256.28)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $792,000 ($231.17)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $86,000 ($25.10)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,476,000 ($1014.59)

4.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.08%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Surry County, NC  0.32% ($24,720 average AGI)
from Yadkin County, NC  0.23% ($18,698)
from Ashe County, NC  0.20% ($34,255)


4.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,005 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Surry County, NC  0.35% ($41,651 average AGI)
to Iredell County, NC  0.31% ($48,181)
to Yadkin County, NC  0.30% ($23,944)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wilkesboro:

  • WWWC (1240 AM; 1 kW; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKBC (800 AM; 1 kW; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, 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)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in 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.)
  • WSIF (90.9 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • WIFM-FM (100.9 FM; ELKIN, NC; Owner: VON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around 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.)
  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)

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

Wilkesboro, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 32
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 56
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 36
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 103
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 108
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 167
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 117
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 289
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of Wilkesboro fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total average daily traffic: 56,900
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,564
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 113,800

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wilkesboro)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wilkesboro, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wilkesboro)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Wilkesboro)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 60
  • Hazardous Condition: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Wilkesboro


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wilkesboro, NC

Most common first names in Wilkesboro, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12174.1 years
William9575.3 years
John8175.8 years
Mary7079.3 years
Robert5275.5 years
Charles4472.6 years
Ruby4478.7 years
Ruth3977.7 years
Thomas3572.7 years
Annie3380.4 years
Most common last names in Wilkesboro, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson9878.9 years
Johnson7475.0 years
Church7176.2 years
Minton6374.0 years
Harris5376.0 years
Miller5079.8 years
Call4773.0 years
Brown4778.5 years
Eller4673.5 years
Foster4677.0 years
Businesses in Wilkesboro, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike4
Applebee's1Papa John's Pizza1
Arby's1Penske1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
Curves1Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts2Rue211
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
GNC1Sears1
H&R Block1Staples1
Hardee's1Subway2
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile1
JCPenney1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul1
Kincaid1U.S. Cellular1
Kohl's1UPS5
Long John Silver's1Vans1
Lowe's1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1
Maurices1YMCA1
McDonald's1
Browse common businesses in Wilkesboro, NC

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  • John Charles Colvard (2)
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  • Lauren Jackson (1)
  • Kenny M. Brooks (1)
  • Hinson & Hale Medical Technologies, Inc. (1)
  • Carl Cupid (1)

Total of 11 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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