North Wilkesboro, North Carolina

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Population in 2019: 4,200 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.0%
 
Males: 2,079  (49.5%)
Females: 2,121  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

40.2 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 28659.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $24,026 (it was $22,813 in 2000)
North Wilkesboro:

$24,026
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,755 (it was $14,594 in 2000)

North Wilkesboro town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $127,275 (it was $84,000 in 2000)
North Wilkesboro:

$127,275
NC:

$193,200

Median gross rent in 2019: $633.

March 2019 cost of living index in North Wilkesboro: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 29.3%
(23.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.2% for Black residents, 49.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.4% for other race residents, 9.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in North Wilkesboro, NC (2019)
    • 2,73763.9%White alone
    • 82019.1%Hispanic
    • 60414.1%Black alone
    • 1172.7%Two or more races
    • 150.4%Asian alone
    • 30.07%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 51 registered sex offenders living in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina as of May 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in North Wilkesboro is 85 to 1.


Crime rates in North Wilkesboro by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(47.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(46.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(72.5)
3
(72.2)
1
(23.3)
2
(46.9)
1
(23.5)
1
(23.7)
1
(23.7)
N/AN/A1
(23.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(163.2)
7
(166.9)
9
(217.4)
3
(72.2)
8
(186.1)
4
(93.7)
3
(70.5)
1
(23.7)
3
(71.2)
2
(47.3)
2
(46.8)
4
(94.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(279.9)
12
(286.1)
6
(145.0)
9
(216.5)
16
(372.2)
22
(515.6)
15
(352.4)
17
(402.7)
18
(427.0)
6
(141.9)
15
(350.7)
11
(260.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
70
(1,632)
77
(1,836)
64
(1,546)
56
(1,347)
49
(1,140)
32
(749.9)
41
(963.3)
15
(355.3)
3
(71.2)
1
(23.7)
1
(23.4)
3
(71.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
240
(5,597)
172
(4,100)
177
(4,276)
146
(3,511)
222
(5,164)
200
(4,687)
190
(4,464)
142
(3,363)
135
(3,203)
145
(3,430)
112
(2,619)
114
(2,701)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(303.2)
12
(286.1)
10
(241.6)
8
(192.4)
5
(116.3)
9
(210.9)
7
(164.5)
2
(47.4)
6
(142.3)
5
(118.3)
12
(280.6)
14
(331.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.1)
1
(23.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.7)
3
(71.0)
1
(23.4)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index504.7518.0450.8372.8444.5425.6416.6269.8270.2209.8231.7239.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in North Wilkesboro, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 26 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.92
North Carolina average:

2.29
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Ancestries: American (24.4%), English (11.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%), German (2.2%), Italian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1016 feet

Land area: 5.12 square miles.

Population density: 820 people per square mile   (low).

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina map

289 residents are foreign born (5.8% Latin America, 1.2% Asia, 0.8% Africa).

This town:

6.9%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,187 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,017 (0.9%)

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

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

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

Nearest cities:

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

Latitude: 36.17 N, Longitude: 81.14 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,816 (+138.8%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,010 (68.1%)

Area code: 336

Distribution of median household income in North Wilkesboro, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in North Wilkesboro, NC in 2019

North Wilkesboro satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $147,400
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $77,400
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $127,800
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $234,300
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $303,800
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $358,100
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $525,000
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $495,200
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $400,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $400,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $312,500
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $475,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $475,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $297,500
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $450,000
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $450,000
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $450,000
Number of permits per 10,000 North Wilkesboro, NC residents
Average permit cost in North Wilkesboro, NC
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.3%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Historical population in North Wilkesboro, NC
Historical housing units in North Wilkesboro, NC
Most common industries in North Wilkesboro, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (15.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (8.8%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Health care (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (12.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (11.7%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (18.6%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
  • Apparel (5.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.8%)
Most common occupations in North Wilkesboro, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Food processing workers (4.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Computer specialists (6.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Food processing workers (5.3%)

Average climate in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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North 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 1.7 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 16.9 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 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

19.6

Tornado activity:

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

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

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

Earthquake activity:

North Wilkesboro-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 7% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 21.2 miles away from North Wilkesboro center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 214.0 miles away from North Wilkesboro center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 208.8 miles away from North Wilkesboro center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 176.3 miles away from North Wilkesboro center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 159.9 miles away from North Wilkesboro center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wilkes County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
North Wilkesboro topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in North Wilkesboro:

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

Airports and heliports located in North Wilkesboro:

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

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

Private high schools in North Wilkesboro:

  • GORDON BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 79, Location: 285 BOONE TRL, Grades: PK-12)
  • HARVEST TIME CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 45, Location: 501 C ST, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in North Wilkesboro:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in North Wilkesboro: Midtown Shopping Plaza (A), North Wilkesboro Womens Club (B), Wilkes Area Poultry Association Laboratory (C), Wilkes Art Gallery (D), Wilkes County Jaycees Clubhouse (E), Woodlawn Community Center (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

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

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

Hotel: Addison Inn (Us Highway 421).

Birthplace of: Robert Byrd - (born 1917), politician, Dean Combs - Stock car 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 North Wilkesboro and their reported violations in the past:

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

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

  • DOT-IREDELL-YADKIN I-77 RA SBL (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DOT-BLOWING ROCK RA US 221 W (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MT PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

55.0%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.4%
Whole state:

5.9%


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

People in group quarters in North Wilkesboro in 2010:

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

People in group quarters in North Wilkesboro in 2000:

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

Banks with branches in North Wilkesboro (2011 data):

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

For population 15 years and over in North Wilkesboro:

Marital status in North Wilkesboro, NC
  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 43.1%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in North Wilkesboro:

  • High school or higher: 70.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.5
North Carolina average:

11.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - North Wilkesboro
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for North 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
Wilkes County:

7.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.9%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wilkes County:

18.1%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.5%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.0%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.5%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.5%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
North Wilkesboro:

31.7%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

52.9%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
North Wilkesboro:

77.6%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of North Wilkesboro, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Hospitals 516$1,933,051$44,95598$162,375
Police Protection - Officers 25$91,583$43,9600$0
Water Supply 9$26,912$35,8831$1,105
Solid Waste Management 7$18,235$31,2600$0
Other and Unallocable 7$23,797$40,7956$4,296
Sewerage 4$14,592$43,7760$0
Streets and Highways 4$12,621$37,8636$7,688
Financial Administration 4$14,030$42,0900$0
Firefighters 3$13,445$53,7803$1,559
Other Government Administration 2$10,602$63,6127$1,900
Parks and Recreation 2$7,841$47,0460$0
Police - Other 1$2,662$31,9440$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,162
Totals for Government 584$2,169,371$44,576122$180,085

North Wilkesboro government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $326,000 ($77.62)
    Local Fire Protection: $35,000 ($8.33)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,865,000 ($444.05)
    Water Utilities: $1,764,000 ($420.00)
    Liquor Stores: $1,012,000 ($240.95)
    Regular Highways: $642,000 ($152.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $560,000 ($133.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $464,000 ($110.48)
    Financial Administration: $454,000 ($108.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $399,000 ($95.00)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $203,000 ($48.33)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $196,000 ($46.67)
    General Public Buildings: $190,000 ($45.24)
    General - Other: $175,000 ($41.67)
    Natural Resources - Other: $97,000 ($23.10)
    Central Staff Services: $78,000 ($18.57)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $158,000 ($37.62)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $5,000 ($1.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $74,000 ($17.62)
    General - Other: $46,000 ($10.95)
    Police Protection: $35,000 ($8.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($6.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000 ($5.48)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($4.52)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($1.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($1.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $313,000 ($74.52)

North Wilkesboro government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $393,000 ($93.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000 ($8.10)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $12,000 ($2.86)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,061,000 ($252.62)
    General Revenue - Other: $89,000 ($21.19)
    Sale of Property: $33,000 ($7.86)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($0.71)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,824,000 ($672.38)
    Liquor Stores: $1,030,000 ($245.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,804,000 ($429.52)
    Highways: $147,000 ($35.00)
    Other: $15,000 ($3.57)
  • Tax - Property: $2,276,000 ($541.90)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $34,000 ($8.10)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.24)

North Wilkesboro government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,949,000 ($940.24)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,446,000 ($820.48)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $503,000 ($119.76)

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 North Wilkesboro, NC
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Nike1
CVS2Pizza Hut1
Decora Cabinetry1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts2Sprint Nextel1
FedEx2Subway1
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1Toyota1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hyundai1UPS2
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walgreens1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in North Wilkesboro:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in North Wilkesboro:

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

TV broadcast stations around North Wilkesboro:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
North Wilkesboro fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of North Wilkesboro fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 210ft / 64.0mTotal length
  • 99,990Total average daily traffic
  • 8,319Total average daily truck traffic
  • 132,780Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in North Wilkesboro, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 131960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for North Wilkesboro, NC

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 61. The highest number of reported fires - 112 took place in 2015, and the least - 16 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in North Wilkesboro, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (53.5%), and Outside Fires (25.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in North Wilkesboro, NC
    • 48753.5%Structure Fires
    • 23525.8%Outside Fires
    • 9910.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 899.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for North Wilkesboro, NC
Most common first names in North Wilkesboro, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James19772.0 years
William14272.8 years
John13875.1 years
Mary10376.8 years
Robert9868.5 years
Ruth4777.6 years
Ruby4776.9 years
Charlie4675.7 years
Charles4668.3 years
Paul4570.8 years
Most common last names in North Wilkesboro, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson13072.2 years
Brown10272.2 years
Church9976.1 years
Anderson8071.7 years
Adams7872.9 years
Miller7074.6 years
Wyatt6673.7 years
Shumate6172.1 years
Foster6072.9 years
Hayes5877.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in North Wilkesboro, NC
  • 63.4%Electricity
  • 25.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in North Wilkesboro, NC
  • 84.8%Electricity
  • 9.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


North Wilkesboro compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

North Wilkesboro on our top lists:

  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 1,000+)"
  • #89 (28659) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
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