Wilkesboro, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 3,491 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.5%
 
Males: 1,479  (42.4%)
Females: 2,012  (57.6%)
Median resident age:

43.8 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28697.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,152 (it was $40,982 in 2000)
Wilkesboro:

$35,152
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,967 (it was $24,300 in 2000)

Wilkesboro town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $181,701 (it was $106,000 in 2000)
Wilkesboro:

$181,701
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $196,391; detached houses: $199,003; townhouses or other attached units: $153,819

Median gross rent in 2017: $607.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wilkesboro: 83.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.3%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.2% for Black residents, 2.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.4% for other race residents, 99.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wilkesboro, NC (2017)
    • 2,91281.7%White alone
    • 2095.9%Black alone
    • 2075.8%Two or more races
    • 1203.4%Hispanic
    • 952.7%Asian alone
    • 100.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Wilkesboro, North Carolina as of September 20, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wilkesboro is 139 to 1.


Crime rates in Wilkesboro by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(64.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(56.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(30.7)
1
(30.6)
1
(31.3)
3
(94.7)
1
(31.9)
2
(64.0)
1
(28.9)
3
(87.4)
3
(87.4)
1
(29.1)
2
(56.2)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(215.1)
5
(153.0)
4
(125.3)
2
(63.1)
7
(223.4)
4
(128.1)
1
(28.9)
3
(87.4)
7
(204.0)
2
(58.3)
1
(28.1)
1
(28.4)
2
(56.3)
4
(114.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(338.0)
7
(214.2)
10
(313.2)
14
(441.9)
10
(319.1)
8
(256.2)
8
(231.5)
6
(174.9)
9
(262.3)
11
(320.4)
8
(224.9)
7
(198.5)
14
(393.9)
4
(114.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
73
(2,243)
61
(1,867)
85
(2,662)
62
(1,957)
77
(2,457)
38
(1,217)
35
(1,013)
24
(699.5)
13
(378.9)
11
(320.4)
14
(393.6)
7
(198.5)
10
(281.4)
23
(660.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
309
(9,496)
261
(7,987)
255
(7,986)
283
(8,933)
299
(9,541)
277
(8,870)
359
(10,388)
387
(11,280)
301
(8,773)
295
(8,593)
284
(7,984)
254
(7,202)
276
(7,766)
221
(6,347)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(276.6)
11
(336.6)
11
(344.5)
12
(378.8)
9
(287.2)
7
(224.1)
8
(231.5)
2
(58.3)
10
(291.5)
5
(145.6)
3
(84.3)
6
(170.1)
7
(197.0)
11
(315.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.9)
1
(32.0)
1
(28.9)
1
(29.1)
1
(29.1)
1
(29.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.4)
1
(28.1)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)715.7590.3658.6707.7732.9726.9583.0636.0584.4482.7564.5363.8441.8382.8

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City-data.com crime index in Wilkesboro, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 25 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.61
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (47.4%), English (10.4%), Scotch-Irish (6.4%), German (4.2%), Irish (2.9%), Scottish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1042 feet

Land area: 5.52 square miles.

Population density: 632 people per square mile   (low).

Wilkesboro, North Carolina map

189 residents are foreign born (2.9% Asia, 1.9% Latin America, 1.1% North America).

This town:

5.4%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,308 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,030 (0.9%)

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: +10,098 (+289.3%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 751 (56.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 336

Distribution of median household income in Wilkesboro, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wilkesboro, NC in 2017
Wilkesboro satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Wilkesboro, NC
Historical housing units in Wilkesboro, NC
Most common industries in Wilkesboro, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (9.2%)
  • Food (6.4%)
  • Apparel (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (9.8%)
  • Apparel (9.6%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Food (5.9%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.6%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (8.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.1%)
  • Food (6.8%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Wilkesboro, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (3.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Computer specialists (5.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (3.9%)

Average climate in Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Wilkesboro, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 53.9. This is better than average.

City:

53.9
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 13.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

19.6

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 the city 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 Wilkesboro 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 Wilkesboro 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 (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 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

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)

Public high schools in Wilkesboro:

Public elementary/middle schools in Wilkesboro:

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

Points of interest:

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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 US Highway 421).

Hotels: Hampton Inn Wilkesboro (1300 Collegiate Drive), Holbrook Motel (6626 West US Highway 421).

Birthplace of: Junior Johnson - Racing driver.

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

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)
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

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)
  • 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

For population 15 years and over in Wilkesboro:

Marital status in Wilkesboro, NC
  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 44.0%
  • Separated: 6.9%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

For population 25 years and over in Wilkesboro:

  • High school or higher: 76.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.0
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wilkesboro
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wilkesboro, NC (based on Wilkes County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.20 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

7.50 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.9%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.9%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.1%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wilkesboro:

48.7%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.7%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Wilkesboro:

28.4
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wilkesboro:

20.7%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wilkesboro:

11.3%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wilkesboro:

33.7%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Wilkesboro:

52.9%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.2%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wilkesboro, NC Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 19$56,200$35,4951$438
Other and Unallocable 9$28,093$37,4573$2,179
Streets and Highways 9$34,080$45,4400$0
Water Supply 8$32,373$48,5601$1,056
Sewerage 7$24,697$42,3381$1,083
Firefighters 5$18,859$45,2620$0
Police - Other 3$7,477$29,9080$0
Other Government Administration 3$16,539$66,1562$1,162
Financial Administration 3$9,308$37,2325$1,269
Parks and Recreation 3$7,742$30,9680$0
Solid Waste Management 3$7,264$29,0562$2,533
Totals for Government 72$242,632$40,43915$9,720

Wilkesboro government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,185,000 ($625.90)
    Sewerage: $2,129,000 ($609.85)
    Central Staff Services: $1,649,000 ($472.36)
    Police Protection: $1,131,000 ($323.98)
    Liquor Stores: $1,103,000 ($315.96)
    Regular Highways: $542,000 ($155.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $507,000 ($145.23)
    General - Other: $242,000 ($69.32)
    General Public Buildings: $210,000 ($60.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $176,000 ($50.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $176,000 ($50.42)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $105,000 ($30.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $143,000 ($40.96)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $40,000 ($11.46)
    Other - Health - Other: $6,000 ($1.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $735,000 ($210.54)
    Local Fire Protection: $241,000 ($69.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($4.01)
    General Public Building: $10,000 ($2.86)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $8,000 ($2.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $261,000 ($74.76)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $143,000 ($40.96)

Wilkesboro government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,719,000 ($778.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $109,000 ($31.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($2.86)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($0.57)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $109,000 ($31.22)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($0.29)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $748,000 ($214.27)
    General Revenue - Other: $554,000 ($158.69)
    Rents: $34,000 ($9.74)
    Interest Earnings: $12,000 ($3.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,488,000 ($712.69)
    Liquor Stores: $1,138,000 ($325.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $443,000 ($126.90)
    Highways: $111,000 ($31.80)
    Other: $24,000 ($6.87)
  • Tax - Property: $2,568,000 ($735.61)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $652,000 ($186.77)
    Other License: $197,000 ($56.43)
    Other Selective Sales: $116,000 ($33.23)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $59,000 ($16.90)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $27,000 ($7.73)

Wilkesboro government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,460,000 ($704.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,190,000 ($627.33)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $270,000 ($77.34)

Wilkesboro government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,532,000 ($1298.20)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $340,000 ($97.39)

4.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,574 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.33%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Surry County, NC  0.39% ($31,843 average AGI)
from Yadkin County, NC  0.32% ($30,671)
from Iredell County, NC  0.26% ($37,966)


3.95% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,905 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.95%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Surry County, NC  0.43% ($70,929 average AGI)
to Yadkin County, NC  0.41% ($30,559)
to Iredell County, NC  0.24% ($47,648)
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

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Wilkesboro fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 36Number of bridges
  • 371ft / 113mTotal length
  • 420,490Total average daily traffic
  • 45,250Total average daily truck traffic
  • 624,880Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wilkesboro, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51950-1959
  • 181960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 92000-2009
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: 17 (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: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (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: 78 (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: 20 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 57. The highest number of fire incidents - 103 took place in 2015, and the least - 11 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Wilkesboro, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (47.4%), and Outside Fires (33.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wilkesboro, NC
    • 40647.4%Structure Fires
    • 28433.1%Outside Fires
    • 8810.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 799.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wilkesboro, NC

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

  • Holiday Inn Express In Wilkesboro, 1700 Winkler St, Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28697 , Phone: (336) 838-1800, Fax: (336) 838-2545
  • Days Inn Wilkesboro, 1840 W US Hwy 421, Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28697 , Phone: (336) 838-1000
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wilkesboro, NC
  • 83.2%Electricity
  • 6.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.2%Wood
  • 3.5%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wilkesboro, NC
  • 95.3%Electricity
  • 1.7%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Wilkesboro compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
There are 17 pilots and 10 other airmen in this city.
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