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Wilkes County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2019: 10,046 (33% urban, 67% rural); it was 10,687 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,453
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,508
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,258
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,302 (it was 1,056 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

34%

Land area: 471 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 21 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Wilkes County: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.1%), Manufacturing (16.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Wilkes County, GA (2019)
    • 5,02850.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,32743.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5235.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 930.9%Two or more races
    • 400.4%Asian alone
    • 140.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

45.7 years
Georgia median age:

37.2 years
Males: 4,872  (48.5%)
Females: 5,174  (51.5%)
Average household size:
Wilkes County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $39,952 ($27,644 in 1999)
This county:

$39,952
Georgia:

$61,980

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $448 (lower quartile is $283, upper quartile is $557)
This county:

$448
State:

$857


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $100,330 (it was $58,000 in 2000)
Wilkes:

$100,330
Georgia:

$202,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,597 - $182,293

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $175,734
Here:

$175,734
State:

$274,276

Townhouses or other attached units: $210,914
Here:

$210,914
State:

$266,514

Mobile homes: $52,547
Here:

$52,547
State:

$74,102

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,120
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $444

Institutionalized population: 329

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 6
  • Thefts: 4
  • Auto thefts: 3
Wilkes County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $74,900
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 1999: 67 buildings, average cost: $48,800
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $86,400
  • 2001: 24 buildings, average cost: $88,100
  • 2002: 32 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2003: 25 buildings, average cost: $109,400
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 2005: 35 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2006: 23 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2007: 21 buildings, average cost: $154,500
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $165,700
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $177,100
  • 2010: 17 buildings, average cost: $176,700
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $155,100
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $83,900
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $79,200
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 2018: 6 buildings, average cost: $85,700
  • 2019: 25 buildings, average cost: $90,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Wilkes, GA residents
Average permit cost in Wilkes, GA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,380 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,041 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Wilkes, GA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Wilkes, GA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Wilkes, GA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 20.8%
Wilkes County:

20.8%
Georgia:

13.3%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.7% for Black residents, 55.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.2% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 45.7 years old
(Males: 42.4 years old, Females: 49.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52.3 years old, Black residents: 40.3 years old, American Indian residents: 34.8 years old, Asian residents: 65.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18.9 years old, Other race residents: 19.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wilkes County is $397 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $575 a month.

Cities in this county include: Washington-Metasville, Washington, Tignall, Rayle.

Wilkes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Aiken County, South Carolina , Columbia County , Richland County, South Carolina , DeKalb County , Fayette County , Wichita County, Texas .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
Georgia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year in Wilkes, GA
County total employment by year in Wilkes, GA
County average yearly wages by year in Wilkes, GA

Current college students: 289
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 330 (27.5% naturalized citizens)

Wilkes County:

3.3%
Whole state:

10.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1192010 or later
  • 1002000 to 2009
  • 401990 to 1999
  • 91980 to 1989
  • 141970 to 1979
  • 48Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 77.7%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,814
  • One, attached: 28
  • Two: 205
  • 3 or 4: 81
  • 5 to 9: 15
  • 20 to 49: 11
  • 50 or more: 6
  • Mobile homes: 1,092

Housing units in Wilkes County with a mortgage: 1,166 (22 second mortgage, 32 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,647

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wilkes County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,97321
Mainline Protestant8699
Black Protestant6015
Catholic3051
Other151
None4,830-
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: 5
Wilkes County:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Wilkes County:

7.79 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wilkes County:

14.4%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Wilkes County:

29.8%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.9%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Wilkes County:

Average size of farms: 284 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $60,717
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $142.42
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.74%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 91.80%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $48,771
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.29%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.18%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $40,014
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.40%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.44
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 10.57%
All wheat for grain: 685 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Wilkes County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 8% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 16.1 miles away from Wilkes County center
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 209.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 173.0 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 156.8 miles away from the county center
On 2/15/2014 at 03:23:38, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 37.3 miles away from Wilkes County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 161.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4501, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Georgia Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 22, 2015 to January 13, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4259: February 26, 2016, FEMA Id: 4259, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 14, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3368: February 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 3368, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 15, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4165: March 06, 2014, FEMA Id: 4165, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 14, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1554: September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1554, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 03, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1560: September 24, 2004, FEMA Id: 1560, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Georgia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1311: January 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1311, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Heavy Rain, High Winds, Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 22, 1992 to December 07, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-969: December 01, 1992, FEMA Id: 969, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Wind, Heavy Rain
  • Georgia Drought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3044: July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: 3044, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Wilkes County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Wilkes

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,862 (84.5%)
  • Carpooled: 299 (8.8%)
  • Bus: 4 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 41 (1.2%)
  • Worked at home: 163 (4.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (68%)
  • India (10%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Peru (4%)
  • Ecuador (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Venezuela (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Wilkes County


  • American (16%)
  • European (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Wilkes County, Georgia in 2000:

  • 71 people in nursing homes
  • 46 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 18 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Wilkes County, Georgia in 2010:

  • 215 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 63 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 51 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,767.

4.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,669 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.01%
Georgia average:

9.49%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.99% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($30,406 average AGI)
1.03% relocated from other states ($8,271 average AGI)
Wilkes County:

1.03%
Georgia average:

3.60%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


5.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,200 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Georgia average:

9.04%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.14% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($22,469 average AGI)
1.07% relocated to other states ($6,731 average AGI)
Wilkes County:

1.07%
Georgia average:

3.12%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clarke County, GA  0.66% ($15,227 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Births per 1000 population in Wilkes County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Wilkes County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Wilkes County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 19.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wilkes County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Wilkes County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wilkes County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wilkes County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wilkes County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Wilkes County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,233 (1,730 aged, 503 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 206 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Wilkes County, Georgia in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (82)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (73)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (56)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (26)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (11)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (10)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.45
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,963
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 236
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 67,779

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,109
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,339
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,046
  • Male householders: 1,707 (659 living alone), Female householders: 2,369 (917 living alone)
  • 1,620 spouses (1,620 opposite-sex spouses), 119 unmarried partners, (119 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,049 children (2,671 natural, 314 adopted, 86 stepchildren), 358 grandchildren, 200 brothers or sisters, 148 parents, 78 foster children, 200 other relatives, 115 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 106

Size of family households: 1,192 2-persons, 590 3-persons, 416 4-persons, 186 5-persons, 41 6-persons, 24 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,579 1-person, 58 2-persons, 1 3-persons, 5 5-persons.

788 married couples with children.
853 single-parent households (125 men, 728 women).

94.3% of residents of Wilkes speak English at home.
5.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $80,750,000 ($7,630 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,704,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $32,410,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $20,183,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $732,000
Federal grants: $25,126,000
Federal procurement contracts: $431,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,867,000 ($118,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $207,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,763,000
Federal Government insurance: $97,000

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

Births: 682
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 722
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +44
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -214
Here -20 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Wilkes County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.04 millions of gallons per day (3% from ground, 97% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.6

Year house built in Wilkes County, Georgia
  • Year house built in Wilkes County, Georgia
  • 842014 or later
  • 482010 to 2013
  • 3652000 to 2009
  • 6251990 to 1999
  • 7921980 to 1989
  • 1,4111970 to 1979
  • 7431960 to 1969
  • 4051950 to 1959
  • 2281940 to 1949
  • 4951939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wilkes County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wilkes County, Georgia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wilkes County, Georgia
  • 51 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 83 rooms
  • 2144 rooms
  • 6225 rooms
  • 8196 rooms
  • 4837 rooms
  • 2318 rooms
  • 3969+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wilkes County, Georgia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wilkes County, Georgia
  • 61 room
  • 52 rooms
  • 1053 rooms
  • 2854 rooms
  • 4295 rooms
  • 2576 rooms
  • 1147 rooms
  • 358 rooms
  • 349+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wilkes County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wilkes County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wilkes County, Georgia
  • 5no bedroom
  • 191 bedroom
  • 5062 bedrooms
  • 1,6333 bedrooms
  • 4954 bedrooms
  • 1105+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wilkes County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wilkes County, Georgia
  • 6no bedroom
  • 1271 bedroom
  • 3662 bedrooms
  • 5993 bedrooms
  • 1614 bedrooms
  • 195+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Wilkes County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Wilkes County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wilkes County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 253no vehicle
  • 7871 vehicle
  • 7132 vehicles
  • 6323 vehicles
  • 3194 vehicles
  • 985+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Wilkes County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wilkes County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 235no vehicle
  • 5541 vehicle
  • 3812 vehicles
  • 1013 vehicles
  • 204 vehicles
  • 55+ vehicles

88.6% of Wilkes County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 86% lived in Georgia.

Wilkes County:

88.6%
State average:

84.9%

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

  • This state: 8,284
  • Other state: 1,350
  • Northeast: 316
  • Midwest: 240
  • South: 786
  • West: 11
Year householders moved into unit in Wilkes County, GA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wilkes County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 40.4%Electricity
  • 34.0%Utility gas
  • 18.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.6%Wood
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 58.1%Electricity
  • 23.9%Utility gas
  • 14.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 60
Here:

6.3%
Georgia:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 19
Here:

3.5%
Georgia:

9.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 21
Here:

9.3%
Georgia:

17.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Wilkes County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,338,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,898,000
    General - Other: $1,221,000
    Health - Other: $1,181,000
    Solid Waste Management: $945,000
    Correctional Institutions: $900,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $579,000
    Financial Administration: $551,000
    Local Fire Protection: $178,000
    Parks and Recreation: $167,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $154,000
    General Public Buildings: $139,000
    Central Staff Services: $105,000
    Libraries: $59,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $28,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $22,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $45,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $320,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $735,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,125,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $570,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $555,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $681,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $203,000
    Rents: $82,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $373,000
    Police Protection: $81,000
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,102,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,945,000
    Public Welfare: $39,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,434,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,379,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $319,000
    Other: $109,000
    Other Selective Sales: $34,000
    Other License: $23,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $16,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $128,000

Wilkes County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,338,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,898,000
    General - Other: $1,221,000
    Health - Other: $1,181,000
    Solid Waste Management: $945,000
    Correctional Institutions: $900,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $579,000
    Financial Administration: $551,000
    Local Fire Protection: $178,000
    Parks and Recreation: $167,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $154,000
    General Public Buildings: $139,000
    Central Staff Services: $105,000
    Libraries: $59,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $28,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $22,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $45,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $320,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $735,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,125,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $570,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $555,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $681,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $203,000
    Rents: $82,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $373,000
    Police Protection: $81,000
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,102,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,945,000
    Public Welfare: $39,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,434,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,379,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $319,000
    Other: $109,000
    Other Selective Sales: $34,000
    Other License: $23,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $16,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $128,000

Wilkes County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,338,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,898,000
    General - Other: $1,221,000
    Health - Other: $1,181,000
    Solid Waste Management: $945,000
    Correctional Institutions: $900,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $579,000
    Financial Administration: $551,000
    Local Fire Protection: $178,000
    Parks and Recreation: $167,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $154,000
    General Public Buildings: $139,000
    Central Staff Services: $105,000
    Libraries: $59,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $28,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $22,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $45,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $320,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $735,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,125,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $570,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $555,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $681,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $203,000
    Rents: $82,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $373,000
    Police Protection: $81,000
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,102,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,945,000
    Public Welfare: $39,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,434,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,379,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $319,000
    Other: $109,000
    Other Selective Sales: $34,000
    Other License: $23,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $16,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $128,000

Wilkes County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,338,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,898,000
    General - Other: $1,221,000
    Health - Other: $1,181,000
    Solid Waste Management: $945,000
    Correctional Institutions: $900,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $579,000
    Financial Administration: $551,000
    Local Fire Protection: $178,000
    Parks and Recreation: $167,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $154,000
    General Public Buildings: $139,000
    Central Staff Services: $105,000
    Libraries: $59,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $28,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $22,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $45,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $320,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $735,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,125,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $570,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $555,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $681,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $203,000
    Rents: $82,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $373,000
    Police Protection: $81,000
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,102,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,945,000
    Public Welfare: $39,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,434,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,379,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $319,000
    Other: $109,000
    Other Selective Sales: $34,000
    Other License: $23,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $16,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $10,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $128,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 509
  • Number of aged recipients: 100
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 409
  • Number of recipients under 18: 46
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 270
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 193
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 282
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 190
Most common first names in Wilkes County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Willie11772.7 years
James11671.1 years
Mary10776.9 years
John10572.0 years
William9375.2 years
Robert6573.2 years
Henry5773.8 years
George5774.3 years
Annie5379.3 years
Thomas4675.6 years
Most common last names in Wilkes County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7973.9 years
Callaway4476.8 years
Williams4073.7 years
Anderson4072.8 years
Norman3972.6 years
Jones3973.2 years
Hopkins3780.3 years
Evans3477.5 years
Jackson3372.1 years
Booker3369.6 years
Businesses in Wilkes County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike1
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS1