Wilkesboro, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 3,428 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.5%
 
Males: 1,715  (50.0%)
Females: 1,713  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28697.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,820 (it was $40,982 in 2000)
Wilkesboro:

$31,820
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,827 (it was $24,300 in 2000)

Wilkesboro town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $169,597 (it was $106,000 in 2000)
Wilkesboro:

$169,597
NC:

$154,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $556.

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  • Races in Wilkesboro, NC (2010)

    Wilkesboro races chart
    • 2,68478.6%White alone
    • 3008.8%Black alone
    • 2507.3%Hispanic
    • 1013.0%Asian alone
    • 651.9%Two or more races
    • 50.1%American Indian alone
    • 40.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 40.1%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Wilkesboro: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (38.1%), English (8.7%), Irish (7.6%), German (6.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%), Scottish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1042 feet

Land area: 5.52 square miles.

Population density: 621 people per square mile   (low).

Wilkesboro,NC real estate house value index trend

Wilkesboro, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Wilkesboro:

  • High school or higher: 76.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wilkesboro town:

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 45.9%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

173 residents are foreign born (4.2% Latin America, 3.0% Asia).

This town:

5.1%
North Carolina:

7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,215 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,816 (1.0%)

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: +9,025 (+264.3%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 877 (73.4%)

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 2013
Murders 0101000002000
per 100,000 0.030.60.030.70.00.00.00.00.064.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2101111312133
per 100,000 62.230.60.030.730.730.631.394.731.964.028.987.487.4
Robberies 4323754274137
per 100,000 124.591.961.892.1215.1153.0125.363.1223.4128.128.987.4204.0
Assaults 14131351171014108869
per 100,000 435.7398.0401.5153.5338.0214.2313.2441.9319.1256.2231.5174.9262.3
Burglaries 47543455736185627738352413
per 100,000 1,462.81,653.41,050.01,688.72,243.41,866.62,662.11,957.12,456.91,216.81,012.7699.5378.9
Thefts 287288292378309261255283299277359387301
per 100,000 8,932.58,818.19,017.911,605.89,496.07,986.57,986.28,933.19,540.58,869.710,387.711,279.58,773.0
Auto thefts 16131659111112978210
per 100,000 498.0398.0494.1153.5276.6336.6344.5378.8287.2224.1231.558.3291.5
Arson 2000010011111
per 100,000 62.20.00.00.00.030.60.00.031.932.028.929.129.1
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 469.3482.8398.8514.7498.5411.1458.7492.9510.5506.2406.1442.9407.0

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City-data.com crime index 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 2013, including police officers: 23 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.12
North Carolina average:

2.39
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.2%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -21 (-0.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Information (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wilkesboro-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 38% 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 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 209.3 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 174.1 miles away from Wilkesboro center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 158.5 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 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
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).
Wilkesboro topographic map

Birthplace of: Junior Johnson - Racing driver.

Hospitals and medical centers in Wilkesboro:

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

Heliports located in Wilkesboro:

College/University in Wilkesboro:

  • Wilkes Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,292; Location: 1328 South Collegiate Dr; Public; Website: www.wilkescc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Wilkesboro:

  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 27 miles; Hudson, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,636)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 30 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)
  • Appalachian State University (about 30 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • Surry Community College (about 30 miles; Dobson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,686)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 32 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 3,785)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 41 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,350)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 42 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
See full list of schools located in Wilkesboro

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
(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 0.6 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 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.4
U.S.:

32.0

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

WARRIOR CREEK PARK AREA F W-16 (Population served: 56, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
WARRIOR CREEK PARK SITES 1-21 (Population served: 51, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WARRIOR CREEK PARK AREA F W17 (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-26-2012), St Formal NOV issued (APR-26-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-26-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2012)
FORT HAMBY PARK (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
GOSHEN BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WARRIOR CREEK PARK AREA D W-13 (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RUN IN FOODS NO 831 (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) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-28-2007), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-28-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-13-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-24-2007), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-24-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-20-2007)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2007), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-20-2007)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • JESUS LIFE WORSHIP CENTER (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LACKEYS MARKET (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 33.2%
(26.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 79.0% for Black residents, 12.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.1% for other race residents, 99.3% 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

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, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Wilkesboro compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.3
North Carolina average:

12.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,199116
Mainline Protestant4,39622
Black Protestant5734
Other5163
Catholic4071
None29,327-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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$9,308$37,2325$1,269
Other Government Administration 3$16,539$66,1562$1,162
Police Protection - Officers 19$56,200$35,4951$438
Police - Other 3$7,477$29,9080$0
Firefighters 5$18,859$45,2620$0
Streets and Highways 9$34,080$45,4400$0
Solid Waste Management 3$7,264$29,0562$2,533
Sewerage 7$24,697$42,3381$1,083
Parks and Recreation 3$7,742$30,9680$0
Water Supply 8$32,373$48,5601$1,056
Other and Unallocable 9$28,093$37,4573$2,179
Totals for Government 72$242,632$40,43915$9,720

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $735,000 ($214.41)
    Fire Protection: $54,000 ($15.75)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,386,000 ($404.32)
    Police Protection: $849,000 ($247.67)
    Liquor Stores: $838,000 ($244.46)
    Central Staff Services: $670,000 ($195.45)
    Water Utilities: $594,000 ($173.28)
    Regular Highways: $365,000 ($106.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $168,000 ($49.01)
    Parks & Recreation: $144,000 ($42.01)
    General Public Buildings: $123,000 ($35.88)
    Fire Protection: $121,000 ($35.30)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $82,000 ($23.92)
    General - Other: $49,000 ($14.29)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($0.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $48,000 ($14.00)
  • 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 ($47.26)
    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 ($347.14)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,743,000 ($508.46)
    Parking Facilities: $2,000 ($0.58)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $11,000 ($3.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $516,000 ($150.53)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $354,000 ($103.27)
    Interest Earnings: $126,000 ($36.76)
    Rents: $34,000 ($9.92)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $937,000 ($273.34)
    Water Utilities: $747,000 ($217.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $324,000 ($94.52)
    Highways: $126,000 ($36.76)
    All Other: $39,000 ($11.38)
  • Tax - Property: $1,580,000 ($460.91)
    NEC: $60,000 ($17.50)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $13,000 ($3.79)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $878,000 ($256.13)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $792,000 ($231.04)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $86,000 ($25.09)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,476,000 ($1014.00)

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 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.)
Wilkesboro fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Wilkesboro fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 84m276ftTotal length
  • 180,900Total average daily traffic
  • 20,074Total average daily truck traffic
  • 361,800Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Wilkesboro, NC
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&T1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1Nike4
Applebee's1Nissan1
Arby's1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Penske1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
Curves1Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts2Rue211
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
GNC1Sears1
H&R Block1Staples1
Hardee's1Subway2
Hilton1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1U-Haul1
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
Kincaid1UPS5
Kohl's1Vans1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
Lowe's1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets2YMCA1
Maurices1
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