Wilkes County, North Carolina (NC)

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County population in 2012: 69,306 (27% urban, 73% rural); it was 65,632 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,493
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,610
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 20,773
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,257 (it was 5,877 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%

Land area: 757 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 91 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Wilkes County: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.3%), Educational, health and social services (15.8%), Construction (15.2%), Manufacturing (14.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Wilkes County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 34,264  (46.7%)
Females: 35,076  (53.3%)

Wilkes County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Wilkes County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,135 ($34,258 in 1999)

This county:

$31135
North Carolina:

$45906

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $413 (lower quartile is $310, upper quartile is $514)
This county:

$413
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $102,400 (it was $80,400 in 2000)
Wilkes:

$102,400
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,600 - $169,200
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $910
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $294

Institutionalized population: 872

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Wilkes County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 202 buildings, average cost: $208,000
  • 2008: 138 buildings, average cost: $218,200
  • 2009: 107 buildings, average cost: $168,800

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $843 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $733 (0.8%)

Wilkes County household income distribution in 2009 Wilkes County home values distribution Wilkes County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.1%
(22.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.9% for Black residents, 48.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 78.6% for American Indian residents, 60.6% for other race residents, 53.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.1%
Wilkes County:

26.1%
North Carolina:

17.9%
(22.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.3% for Black residents, 46.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 74.5% for American Indian residents, 55.4% for other race residents, 56.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 53 years old, American Indian residents: 76 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wilkes County is $422 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $645 a month.

Cities in this county include: North Wilkesboro, Wilkesboro, Mulberry, Millers Creek, Cricket, Fairplains, Hays, Moravian Falls, Pleasant Hill, Ronda.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Wilkes County: Blood Creek Overlook (A), Brinegar Cabin (B), Cascade Overlook (C), Caudill Cabin (D), North Wilkesboro Speedway (E), Daylo (F), Shoe (G), Summit (H), Thomkins Knob Overlook (I), Congo (J), Sheets Gap Overlook (K), Hays Mill (L), The Lump Overlook (M), Wilbar (N), Warrior Creek Boat Ramp (O), Sherman (P), Big R Orchards (Q), Brushy Mountain Farm and Orchard (R), D H Orchards (S), Hareapple Farm (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wilkes County include: Hay Meadow Church (A), Highland View Church (B), Hunting Creek Church (C), Temple Hill Church (D), Adley Church (E), Knobs Baptist Church (F), Antioch Baptist Church (G), Antioch Church (H), Arbor Grove United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Truitt Cemetery (1), Double Creek Cemetery (2), Hunting Creek Cemetery (3), Long Bottom Cemetery (4), Cherry Grove Cemetery (5), Roaring Gap Cemetery (6), Old Brier Creek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Turkey Cove Pond (A), W Kerr Scott Reservoir (B), Noname (C), Holly Farms Lagoon (D), Wildcat Lake (E), Wright Lake (F), Noname (G), Laws Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fishing Creek (A), Fall Creek (B), Elk Creek (C), Simmons Branch (D), Dungeon Creek (E), Pegs Branch (F), Double Creek (G), Dogwood Branch (H), Dehart Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wilkes County include: Stone Mountain State Park (1), Doughton Recreation Area (2), Thurmond Chatham Wildlife Management Area (3), Rendezvous Mountain State Park (4), Traphill Historic District (5), Boomer Road Access Area (6), Smitheys Creek Public Use Area (7), Bandits Roost Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Alexander County , Alleghany County , Ashe County , Caldwell County , Iredell County , Surry County , Watauga County , Yadkin County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,024
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 66.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,946 (18% naturalized citizens)

Wilkes County:

3.0%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,076
  • 1990 to 1994: 379
  • 1985 to 1989: 213
  • 1980 to 1984: 94
  • 1975 to 1979: 31
  • 1970 to 1974: 31
  • 1970 to 1974: 26
  • 1965 to 1969: 96

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.2%

Wilkes County marital status for males Wilkes County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Wilkes County with a mortgage: 6,881 (586 second mortgage, 1,106 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,577

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wilkes County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,199116
Mainline Protestant4,39622
Black Protestant5734
Other5163
Catholic4071
None29,327-
Wilkes County Religion Details
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.

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.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Wilkes 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.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wilkes County:

10.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Wilkes County:

27.9%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.1%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Wilkes County:

Average size of farms: 98 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $163,005
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $168.33
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.21%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 97.52%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $123,301
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.64%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.92%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $51,478
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.48%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 26.47
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.29%
Corn for grain: 1176 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 44 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 249 harvested acres
Vegetables: 45 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 509 acres

Tornado activity:

Wilkes County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 18815222.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/27/1973, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wilkes County-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 207.1 miles away from Wilkes County 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 177.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 159.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 80.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 81.4 miles away from Wilkes County 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 81.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent 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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (56%)
  • India (10%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • El Salvador (3%)
  • Colombia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Wilkes County (%):

  • United States or American (35%)
  • English (18%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • German (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Wilkes County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 24,740 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 5,088 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 15 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 17 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 289 (1%)
  • Other means: 115 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 762 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Wilkes County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 436 people in nursing homes
  • 257 people in state prisons
  • 76 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 57 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 42 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 15 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Wilkes County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 460 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 223 people in state prisons
  • 95 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 67 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 59 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 27 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 24 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,324.

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.
2.45% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($20,435 average AGI)
1.26% relocated from other states ($11,268 average AGI)
Wilkes County:

1.26%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Caldwell County, NC  0.17% ($21,842)
from Ashe County, NC  0.16% ($29,056)
from Watauga County, NC  0.16% ($28,833)
from Iredell County, NC  0.13% ($40,621)


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.
2.52% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($20,425 average AGI)
1.41% relocated to other states ($9,923 average AGI)
Wilkes County:

1.41%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Iredell County, NC  0.22% ($49,880)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.14% ($31,485)
to Caldwell County, NC  0.13% ($27,586)
to Watauga County, NC  0.12% ($29,464)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Wilkes County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Wilkes County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wilkes County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 11,204 (8,973 aged, 2,231 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.49
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7073.550
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 195.250
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34331.92

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1219.770
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1028.340
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.45

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 17.51
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 56.39

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 2.97

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 53.9. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 161.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 101.2
  • Other - 60.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 68,373

Size of family households: 9,439 2-persons, 4,751 3-persons, 3,376 4-persons, 1,400 5-persons, 465 6-persons, 252 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,569 1-person, 962 2-persons, 94 3-persons, 36 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

10,488 married couples with children.
2,950 single-parent households (812 men, 2,138 women).

95.0% of residents of Wilkes County speak English at home.
3.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (40% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 16% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (30% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 32% speak English not well, 28% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $334,397,000 ($4984 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,656,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $156,826,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $68,422,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,073,000
Federal grants: $93,648,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,149,000 ($1,098,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,279,000 ($794,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $567,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,895,000
Federal Government insurance: $19,093,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,435
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,525
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +914
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +12
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Wilkes County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.06 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 344
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,458
  • 1990 to 1999: 6,396
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,613
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,769
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,445
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,222
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,201
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,340
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wilkes County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 169
  • 3 rooms: 467
  • 4 rooms: 3,367
  • 5 rooms: 6,464
  • 6 rooms: 4,793
  • 7 rooms: 2,744
  • 8 rooms: 1,523
  • 9+ rooms: 1,238
  • 1 room: 72
  • 2 rooms: 220
  • 3 rooms: 690
  • 4 rooms: 2,011
  • 5 rooms: 1,843
  • 6 rooms: 501
  • 7 rooms: 265
  • 8 rooms: 143
  • 9+ rooms: 132
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wilkes County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 36
  • 1 bedroom: 444
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,534
  • 3 bedrooms: 12,139
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,245
  • 5+ bedrooms: 375
  • no bedroom: 108
  • 1 bedroom: 757
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,953
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,700
  • 4 bedrooms: 289
  • 5+ bedrooms: 70
Cars and other vehicles available in Wilkes County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,182
  • 1 vehicle: 4,349
  • 2 vehicles: 8,519
  • 3 vehicles: 4,556
  • 4 vehicles: 1,495
  • 5+ vehicles: 672
  • no vehicle: 1,017
  • 1 vehicle: 2,560
  • 2 vehicles: 1,642
  • 3 vehicles: 520
  • 4 vehicles: 95
  • 5+ vehicles: 43

66% of Wilkes County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in North Carolina.

Wilkes County:

65.9%
State average:

54.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $45,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wilkes County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (43.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.1%)
  • Wood (5.5%)
  • Utility gas (0.5%)
  • Electricity (51.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.5%)
  • Wood (3.1%)
  • Utility gas (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 151
Here:

2.3%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 71
Here:

2.2%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 202
Here:

10.9%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Wilkes County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,489,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,165,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $266,000
    Other Higher Education: $92,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $73,506,000
    Health - Other: $27,527,000
    Other Higher Education: $20,504,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,154,000
    General - Other: $5,975,000
    Police Protection: $3,342,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,436,000
    Libraries: $1,865,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,495,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,435,000
    Financial Administration: $1,313,000
    Central Staff Services: $971,000
    Air Transportation: $782,000
    Parks and Recreation: $732,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $610,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $559,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $461,000
    General Public Buildings: $152,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,797,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $1,690,000
    Libraries: $605,000
    Health - Other: $364,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $5,224,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $2,451,000
    General Public Building: $629,000
    Other Higher Education: $475,000
    Health - Other: $206,000
    General - Other: $170,000
    Police Protection: $164,000
    Libraries: $76,000
    Parks and Recreation: $64,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $49,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $37,000
    Air Transportation: $27,000
    Correctional Institutions: $27,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $15,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $78,448,000

Wilkes County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $6,037,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,551,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,292,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,015,000
    Air Transportation: $824,000
    Parks and Recreation: $110,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $12,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,532,000
    Health and Hospitals: $626,000
    All Other: $555,000
    General Local Government Support: $363,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $10,629,000
    All Other: $1,978,000
    Public Welfare: $120,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $914,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $767,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $56,000
    Rents: $17,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $73,908,000
    Health and Hospitals: $10,202,000
    Public Welfare: $6,524,000
    All Other: $1,525,000
    General Local Government Support: $274,000
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000
  • Tax - Property: $31,830,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,577,000
    NEC: $965,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $198,000
    Other License: $7,000

Wilkes County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,180,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,187,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,008,000

Wilkes County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,043,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Wilkes County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Wilkes County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Most common first names in Wilkes County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James50373.4 years
William37674.5 years
John33675.2 years
Mary27476.7 years
Robert23571.4 years
Charles13069.8 years
Charlie12576.8 years
Ruth12376.8 years
Ruby12077.4 years
Thomas11871.8 years
Most common last names in Wilkes County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson29073.1 years
Brown22974.3 years
Anderson21375.2 years
Church20975.7 years
Miller18876.6 years
Eller16073.6 years
Adams15973.9 years
Hayes14877.6 years
Foster12973.4 years
Minton12670.7 years
Businesses in Wilkes County, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts2MasterBrand Cabinets3
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Nike5
Burger King2Nissan1
CVS2Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut2
Curves1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts4Rue211
FedEx3SONIC Drive-In2
Ford1Sears1
GNC2Sprint Nextel1
H&R Block3Staples1
Hardee's1Subway5
Hilton1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell2
Hyundai1Toyota1
JCPenney1U-Haul4
Jones New York1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS7
Kincaid2Walgreens1
Kohl's1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's2
Long John Silver's1YMCA1

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