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Wilkes County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2021: 65,806 (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: 87 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Wilkes County: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.4%), Manufacturing (16.6%), Retail trade (16.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Wilkes County, NC (2021)
    • 57,48085.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,7477.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,5013.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,4022.1%Two or more races
    • 3870.6%Asian alone
    • 2100.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2010.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 360.05%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

45.3 years
North Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Males: 32,759  (49.8%)
Females: 33,047  (50.2%)
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Average household size:
Wilkes County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $43,933 ($34,258 in 1999)
This county:

$43,933
North Carolina:

$61,972

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $515 (lower quartile is $361, upper quartile is $656)
This county:

$515
State:

$850


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $150,700 (it was $80,400 in 2000)
Wilkes:

$150,700
North Carolina:

$236,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $89,100 - $251,700
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $974
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $307

Institutionalized population: 872

Crime in 2021 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 7
  • Rapes: 17
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 72
  • Burglaries: 260
  • Thefts: 315
  • Auto thefts: 75

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 19
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 109
  • Burglaries: 213
  • Thefts: 356
  • Auto thefts: 90
Wilkes County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 169 buildings, average cost: $253,500
  • 2020: 110 buildings, average cost: $232,200
  • 2019: 92 buildings, average cost: $225,700
  • 2018: 94 buildings, average cost: $232,000
  • 2017: 120 buildings, average cost: $207,300
  • 2016: 96 buildings, average cost: $210,900
  • 2015: 107 buildings, average cost: $224,900
  • 2014: 92 buildings, average cost: $215,700
  • 2013: 96 buildings, average cost: $190,700
  • 2012: 85 buildings, average cost: $201,200
  • 2011: 96 buildings, average cost: $190,800
  • 2010: 89 buildings, average cost: $169,200
  • 2009: 107 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2008: 138 buildings, average cost: $218,200
  • 2007: 202 buildings, average cost: $208,000
  • 2006: 262 buildings, average cost: $192,500
  • 2005: 231 buildings, average cost: $167,800
  • 2004: 241 buildings, average cost: $159,400
  • 2003: 208 buildings, average cost: $150,300
  • 2002: 189 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2001: 183 buildings, average cost: $147,100
  • 2000: 235 buildings, average cost: $135,100
  • 1999: 263 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 1998: 296 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 1997: 263 buildings, average cost: $110,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Wilkes, NC residents
Average permit cost in Wilkes, NC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $985 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $846 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Wilkes, NC in 2021
Distribution of house value in Wilkes, NC in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Wilkes, NC in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 19.5%
Wilkes County:

19.5%
North Carolina:

13.4%
(19.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Black residents, 35.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.2% for American Indian residents, 14.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.4% for other race residents, 26.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 45.3 years old
(Males: 43.1 years old, Females: 46.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.1 years old, Black residents: 59.1 years old, American Indian residents: 38.9 years old, Asian residents: 48.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.0 years old, Other race residents: 52.1 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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Neighboring counties: Ellis County, Oklahoma , Jefferson County, Tennessee , Putnam County, Tennessee , Tulsa County, Oklahoma , Scott County, Tennessee .

Unemployment in March 2023:
Here:

3.6%
North Carolina:

3.5%

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

Current college students: 2,024
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,161 (23.7% naturalized citizens)

Wilkes County:

3.3%
Whole state:

8.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6132010 or later
  • 4562000 to 2009
  • 7251990 to 1999
  • 3071980 to 1989
  • 621970 to 1979
  • 122Before 1970

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:

  • One, detached: 21,358
  • Two: 898
  • 5 to 9: 1,006
  • 10 to 19: 854
  • 20 to 49: 125
  • 50 or more: 422
  • Mobile homes: 7,024

Housing units in Wilkes County with a mortgage: 9,157 (881 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 663 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,009

Here:

90.0% with mortgage
State:

96.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wilkes County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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

Earthquake activity:

Wilkes County-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 19.8 miles away from Wilkes County center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 213.7 miles away from the county 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 207.1 miles away from the 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 Wilkes County center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 80.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4487, Natural disaster type: Other
  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 27, 2013 to July 28, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4153: October 29, 2013, FEMA Id: 4153, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 23, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1553: September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1553, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 07, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1546: September 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1546, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North Carolina Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 02, 1996 to February 09, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1103: February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1103, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North Carolina Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1087: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North Carolina Severe Storm, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 06, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1073: October 23, 1995, FEMA Id: 1073, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • North Carolina Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3110: March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: 3110, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • North Carolina HURRICANE HUGO, Incident Period: September 21, 1989 to September 22, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-844: September 25, 1989, FEMA Id: 844, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Wilkes

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 18,019 (74.1%)
  • Carpooled: 2,193 (9.0%)
  • Bus: 10 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 136 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 183 (0.8%)
  • Worked at home: 3,011 (12.4%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (36%)
  • Honduras (15%)
  • Costa Rica (9%)
  • El Salvador (7%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Wilkes County


  • American (46%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • German (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

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

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

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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $58,461.

4.99% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($53,907 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
North Carolina average:

8.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.46% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($36,139 average AGI)
1.54% relocated from other states ($17,768 average AGI)
Wilkes County:

1.54%
North Carolina average:

4.18%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Surry County, NC  0.45% ($44,084 average AGI)
from Yadkin County, NC  0.40% ($35,874)
from Watauga County, NC  0.23% ($42,704)
from Iredell County, NC  0.21% ($49,745)
from Forsyth County, NC  0.19% ($49,891)
from Caldwell County, NC  0.18% ($41,000)
from Ashe County, NC  0.15% ($39,784)


4.38% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($45,160 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
North Carolina average:

7.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.17% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($31,175 average AGI)
1.21% relocated to other states ($13,985 average AGI)
Wilkes County:

1.21%
North Carolina average:

3.18%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Surry County, NC  0.45% ($46,000 average AGI)
to Yadkin County, NC  0.40% ($40,277)
to Forsyth County, NC  0.35% ($54,167)
to Iredell County, NC  0.24% ($60,316)
to Ashe County, NC  0.16% ($49,590)
to Caldwell County, NC  0.15% ($29,389)
to Catawba County, NC  0.13% ($34,781)

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Wilkes County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 15.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.6%
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: 13,425 (10,441 aged, 2,984 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,607 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,083)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (784)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (736)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (665)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (604)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (532)
  • Unspecified dementia (513)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (448)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (416)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (241)

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: 7,074
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 195
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34,332

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,220
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,028
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 56

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

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: 65,806
  • Male householders: 12,573 (2,875 living alone), Female householders: 14,197 (4,317 living alone)
  • 13,686 spouses (13,680 opposite-sex spouses), 1,971 unmarried partners, (1,864 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 17,899 children (16,888 natural, 140 adopted, 871 stepchildren), 882 grandchildren, 336 brothers or sisters, 1,260 parents, 326 foster children, 508 other relatives, 1,343 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 825

Size of family households: 10,092 2-persons, 3,471 3-persons, 2,366 4-persons, 1,902 5-persons, 313 6-persons, 171 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,192 1-person, 1,216 2-persons, 47 3-persons.

7,566 married couples with children.
4,026 single-parent households (607 men, 3,419 women).

93.8% of residents of Wilkes speak English at home.
4.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (35% speak English very well, 59% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $334,397,000 ($4,984 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:

5.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in Wilkes County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Wilkes County, North Carolina
  • 02020 or later
  • 2,0852010 to 2019
  • 3,5032000 to 2009
  • 4,2811990 to 1999
  • 4,6791980 to 1989
  • 5,4171970 to 1979
  • 5,2981960 to 1969
  • 2,8661950 to 1959
  • 1,6471940 to 1949
  • 1,9111939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wilkes County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wilkes County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wilkes County, North Carolina
  • 831 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 2243 rooms
  • 2,6474 rooms
  • 4,1415 rooms
  • 4,9506 rooms
  • 1,7017 rooms
  • 2,1578 rooms
  • 2,1779+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wilkes County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wilkes County, North Carolina
  • 2091 room
  • 3682 rooms
  • 8343 rooms
  • 2,6044 rooms
  • 2,3455 rooms
  • 1,0476 rooms
  • 6117 rooms
  • 2558 rooms
  • 4179+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wilkes County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wilkes County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wilkes County, North Carolina
  • 83no bedroom
  • 991 bedroom
  • 3,2622 bedrooms
  • 11,3983 bedrooms
  • 2,6554 bedrooms
  • 5835+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wilkes County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wilkes County, North Carolina
  • 209no bedroom
  • 1,2271 bedroom
  • 3,6432 bedrooms
  • 2,7623 bedrooms
  • 7744 bedrooms
  • 755+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Wilkes County, North Carolina 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
  • 735no vehicle
  • 3,1861 vehicle
  • 6,6282 vehicles
  • 4,6763 vehicles
  • 1,9944 vehicles
  • 8615+ 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
  • 806no vehicle
  • 4,5741 vehicle
  • 2,4002 vehicles
  • 9103 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

94.1% of Wilkes County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in North Carolina.

Wilkes County:

94.1%
State average:

85.9%

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

  • This state: 52,706
  • Other state: 10,687
  • Northeast: 2,124
  • Midwest: 2,968
  • South: 4,731
  • West: 864
Year householders moved into unit in Wilkes County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wilkes County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 66.5%Electricity
  • 13.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.8%Wood
  • 2.1%Utility gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 80.0%Electricity
  • 7.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.5%Wood
  • 1.8%Utility gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 757
Here:

12.4%
North Carolina:

14.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 193
Here:

6.2%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 224
Here:

10.5%
North Carolina:

17.5%

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 2020:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $5,023,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $4,471,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $606,000
    Cash and Securities: $496,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $2,958,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,773,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,553,000
    Hospital Public: $2,487,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,860,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,823,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,342,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,222,000
    Air Transportation: $942,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $900,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $896,000
    Air Transportation: $763,000
    Other: $735,000
    Other: $553,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $211,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $195,000
    Parks and Recreation: $71,000
    Parks and Recreation: $58,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $53,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $35,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $34,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $24,000
  • Construction - Other Higher Education: $5,250,000
    Solid Waste Management: $763,000
    Air Transportation: $632,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $579,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $564,000
    Other Higher Education: $534,000
    Air Transportation: $316,000
    Solid Waste Management: $52,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $91,840,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $88,168,000
    Other Higher Education: $24,706,000
    Other Higher Education: $24,659,000
    Health - Other: $10,407,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,328,000
    Health - Other: $9,337,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,251,000
    Police Protection: $8,523,000
    Police Protection: $7,577,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,446,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,186,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,049,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,876,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,779,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,593,000
    Libraries: $3,303,000
    Libraries: $2,820,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,799,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,582,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $2,270,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,119,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,982,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,732,000
    Financial Administration: $1,721,000
    Financial Administration: $1,692,000
    General - Other: $1,656,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,526,000
    Air Transportation: $1,042,000
    Housing and Community Development: $942,000
    Air Transportation: $900,000
    Parks and Recreation: $828,000
    Parks and Recreation: $767,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $763,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $647,000
    General - Other: $629,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $601,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $525,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $513,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $485,000
    General Public Buildings: $415,000
    General Public Buildings: $393,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,699,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,600,000
    Education: $1,445,000
    Other: $30,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,070,000
    Interest on Debt: $3,160,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $620,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $568,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,689,000
    Education: $4,820,000
    Other: $2,300,000
    Other: $2,039,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,286,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $66,702,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,379,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,343,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,697,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,470,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,434,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,115,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $3,726,000
    Rents: $3,650,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,644,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,074,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,784,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,463,000
    Interest Earnings: $878,000
    Special Assessments: $811,000
    Sale of Property: $720,000
    Interest Earnings: $577,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $555,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $385,000
    Sale of Property: $79,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Other Higher Education: $1,024,000
    Other Higher Education: $994,000
    General Public Building: $795,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $594,000
    Solid Waste Management: $580,000
    Solid Waste Management: $464,000
    General Public Building: $382,000
    Health - Other: $370,000
    Police Protection: $344,000
    Health - Other: $338,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $335,000
    Police Protection: $322,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $244,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $126,000
    Central Staff Services: $113,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $83,000
    General - Other: $78,000
    Correctional Institutions: $57,000
    Libraries: $53,000
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000
    Housing and Community Development: $44,000
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000
    Central Staff Services: $33,000
    Correctional Institutions: $28,000
    Housing and Community Development: $27,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $27,000
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
    General - Other: $13,000
    Air Transportation: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,411,000
    Cash and Securities: $22,245,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $1,081,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $96,000
    Cash and Securities: $31,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $95,208,000
    Education: $87,714,000
    Public Welfare: $7,622,000
    Public Welfare: $7,036,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,441,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,178,000
    Other: $2,131,000
    Other: $1,594,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,036,000
    Transit Utilities: $920,000
    General Local Government Support: $616,000
    General Local Government Support: $499,000
  • Tax - Property: $43,543,000
    Property: $40,957,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,068,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,409,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $277,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $259,000
    Other Selective Sales: $253,000
    Other License: $199,000
    Other License: $173,000
    Other Selective Sales: $164,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $59,491,000
    : $58,335,000
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000

Wilkes County government finances - Revenue in 2020:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $5,023,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $4,471,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $606,000
    Cash and Securities: $496,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $2,958,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,773,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,553,000
    Hospital Public: $2,487,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,860,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,823,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,342,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,222,000
    Air Transportation: $942,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $900,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $896,000
    Air Transportation: $763,000
    Other: $735,000
    Other: $553,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $211,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $195,000
    Parks and Recreation: $71,000
    Parks and Recreation: $58,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $53,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $35,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $34,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $24,000
  • Construction - Other Higher Education: $5,250,000
    Solid Waste Management: $763,000
    Air Transportation: $632,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $579,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $564,000
    Other Higher Education: $534,000
    Air Transportation: $316,000
    Solid Waste Management: $52,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $91,840,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $88,168,000
    Other Higher Education: $24,706,000
    Other Higher Education: $24,659,000
    Health - Other: $10,407,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,328,000
    Health - Other: $9,337,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,251,000
    Police Protection: $8,523,000
    Police Protection: $7,577,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,446,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,186,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,049,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,876,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,779,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,593,000
    Libraries: $3,303,000
    Libraries: $2,820,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,799,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,582,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $2,270,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,119,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,982,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,732,000
    Financial Administration: $1,721,000
    Financial Administration: $1,692,000
    General - Other: $1,656,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,526,000
    Air Transportation: $1,042,000
    Housing and Community Development: $942,000
    Air Transportation: $900,000
    Parks and Recreation: $828,000
    Parks and Recreation: $767,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $763,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $647,000
    General - Other: $629,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $601,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $525,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $513,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $485,000
    General Public Buildings: $415,000
    General Public Buildings: $393,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,699,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,600,000
    Education: $1,445,000
    Other: $30,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,070,000
    Interest on Debt: $3,160,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $620,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $568,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,689,000
    Education: $4,820,000
    Other: $2,300,000
    Other: $2,039,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,286,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $66,702,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,379,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,343,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,697,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,470,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,434,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,115,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $3,726,000
    Rents: $3,650,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,644,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,074,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,784,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,463,000
    Interest Earnings: $878,000
    Special Assessments: $811,000
    Sale of Property: $720,000
    Interest Earnings: $577,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $555,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $385,000
    Sale of Property: $79,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Other Higher Education: $1,024,000
    Other Higher Education: $994,000
    General Public Building: $795,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $594,000
    Solid Waste Management: $580,000
    Solid Waste Management: $464,000
    General Public Building: $382,000
    Health - Other: $370,000
    Police Protection: $344,000
    Health - Other: $338,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $335,000
    Police Protection: $322,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $244,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $126,000
    Central Staff Services: $113,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $83,000
    General - Other: $78,000
    Correctional Institutions: $57,000
    Libraries: $53,000
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000
    Housing and Community Development: $44,000
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000
    Central Staff Services: $33,000
    Correctional Institutions: $28,000
    Housing and Community Development: $27,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $27,000
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
    General - Other: $13,000
    Air Transportation: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,411,000
    Cash and Securities: $22,245,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $1,081,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $96,000
    Cash and Securities: $31,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $95,208,000
    Education: $87,714,000
    Public Welfare: $7,622,000
    Public Welfare: $7,036,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,441,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,178,000
    Other: $2,131,000
    Other: $1,594,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,036,000
    Transit Utilities: $920,000
    General Local Government Support: $616,000
    General Local Government Support: $499,000
  • Tax - Property: $43,543,000
    Property: $40,957,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,068,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,409,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $277,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $259,000
    Other Selective Sales: $253,000
    Other License: $199,000
    Other License: $173,000
    Other Selective Sales: $164,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $59,491,000
    : $58,335,000
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000

Wilkes County government finances - Debt in 2020:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $5,023,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $4,471,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $606,000
    Cash and Securities: $496,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $2,958,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,773,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,553,000
    Hospital Public: $2,487,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,860,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,823,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,342,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,222,000
    Air Transportation: $942,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $900,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $896,000
    Air Transportation: $763,000
    Other: $735,000
    Other: $553,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $211,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $195,000
    Parks and Recreation: $71,000
    Parks and Recreation: $58,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $53,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $35,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $34,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $24,000
  • Construction - Other Higher Education: $5,250,000
    Solid Waste Management: $763,000
    Air Transportation: $632,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $579,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $564,000
    Other Higher Education: $534,000
    Air Transportation: $316,000
    Solid Waste Management: $52,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $91,840,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $88,168,000
    Other Higher Education: $24,706,000
    Other Higher Education: $24,659,000
    Health - Other: $10,407,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,328,000
    Health - Other: $9,337,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,251,000
    Police Protection: $8,523,000
    Police Protection: $7,577,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,446,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,186,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,049,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,876,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,779,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,593,000
    Libraries: $3,303,000
    Libraries: $2,820,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,799,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,582,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $2,270,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,119,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,982,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,732,000
    Financial Administration: $1,721,000
    Financial Administration: $1,692,000
    General - Other: $1,656,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,526,000
    Air Transportation: $1,042,000
    Housing and Community Development: $942,000
    Air Transportation: $900,000
    Parks and Recreation: $828,000
    Parks and Recreation: $767,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $763,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $647,000
    General - Other: $629,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $601,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $525,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $513,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $485,000
    General Public Buildings: $415,000
    General Public Buildings: $393,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,699,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,600,000
    Education: $1,445,000
    Other: $30,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,070,000
    Interest on Debt: $3,160,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $620,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $568,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,689,000
    Education: $4,820,000
    Other: $2,300,000
    Other: $2,039,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,286,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $66,702,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,379,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,343,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,697,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,470,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,434,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,115,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $3,726,000
    Rents: $3,650,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,644,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,074,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,784,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,463,000
    Interest Earnings: $878,000
    Special Assessments: $811,000
    Sale of Property: $720,000
    Interest Earnings: $577,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $555,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $385,000
    Sale of Property: $79,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Other Higher Education: $1,024,000
    Other Higher Education: $994,000
    General Public Building: $795,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $594,000
    Solid Waste Management: $580,000
    Solid Waste Management: $464,000
    General Public Building: $382,000
    Health - Other: $370,000
    Police Protection: $344,000
    Health - Other: $338,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $335,000
    Police Protection: $322,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $244,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $126,000
    Central Staff Services: $113,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $83,000
    General - Other: $78,000
    Correctional Institutions: $57,000
    Libraries: $53,000
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000
    Housing and Community Development: $44,000
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000
    Central Staff Services: $33,000
    Correctional Institutions: $28,000
    Housing and Community Development: $27,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $27,000
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
    General - Other: $13,000
    Air Transportation: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,411,000
    Cash and Securities: $22,245,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $1,081,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $96,000
    Cash and Securities: $31,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $95,208,000
    Education: $87,714,000
    Public Welfare: $7,622,000
    Public Welfare: $7,036,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,441,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,178,000
    Other: $2,131,000
    Other: $1,594,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,036,000
    Transit Utilities: $920,000
    General Local Government Support: $616,000
    General Local Government Support: $499,000
  • Tax - Property: $43,543,000
    Property: $40,957,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,068,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,409,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $277,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $259,000
    Other Selective Sales: $253,000
    Other License: $199,000
    Other License: $173,000
    Other Selective Sales: $164,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $59,491,000
    : $58,335,000
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000

Wilkes County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2020:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $5,023,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $4,471,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $606,000
    Cash and Securities: $496,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $2,958,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,773,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,553,000
    Hospital Public: $2,487,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,860,000
    Higher Education - Other: $1,823,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,342,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,222,000
    Air Transportation: $942,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $900,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $896,000
    Air Transportation: $763,000
    Other: $735,000
    Other: $553,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $211,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $195,000
    Parks and Recreation: $71,000
    Parks and Recreation: $58,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $53,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $35,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $34,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $24,000
  • Construction - Other Higher Education: $5,250,000
    Solid Waste Management: $763,000
    Air Transportation: $632,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $579,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $564,000
    Other Higher Education: $534,000
    Air Transportation: $316,000
    Solid Waste Management: $52,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $91,840,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $88,168,000
    Other Higher Education: $24,706,000
    Other Higher Education: $24,659,000
    Health - Other: $10,407,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,328,000
    Health - Other: $9,337,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,251,000
    Police Protection: $8,523,000
    Police Protection: $7,577,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,446,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,186,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,049,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,876,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,779,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,593,000
    Libraries: $3,303,000
    Libraries: $2,820,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,799,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,582,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $2,270,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,119,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,982,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,732,000
    Financial Administration: $1,721,000
    Financial Administration: $1,692,000
    General - Other: $1,656,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,526,000
    Air Transportation: $1,042,000
    Housing and Community Development: $942,000
    Air Transportation: $900,000
    Parks and Recreation: $828,000
    Parks and Recreation: $767,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $763,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $647,000
    General - Other: $629,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $601,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $525,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $513,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $485,000
    General Public Buildings: $415,000
    General Public Buildings: $393,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,699,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,600,000
    Education: $1,445,000
    Other: $30,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,070,000
    Interest on Debt: $3,160,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $620,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $568,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,689,000
    Education: $4,820,000
    Other: $2,300,000
    Other: $2,039,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,286,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $66,702,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,379,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,343,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,697,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,470,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,434,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,115,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $3,726,000
    Rents: $3,650,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,644,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,074,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,784,000
    General Revenue - Other: $2,463,000
    Interest Earnings: $878,000
    Special Assessments: $811,000
    Sale of Property: $720,000
    Interest Earnings: $577,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $555,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $385,000
    Sale of Property: $79,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Other Higher Education: $1,024,000
    Other Higher Education: $994,000
    General Public Building: $795,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $594,000
    Solid Waste Management: $580,000
    Solid Waste Management: $464,000
    General Public Building: $382,000
    Health - Other: $370,000
    Police Protection: $344,000
    Health - Other: $338,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $335,000
    Police Protection: $322,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $244,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $126,000
    Central Staff Services: $113,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $83,000
    General - Other: $78,000
    Correctional Institutions: $57,000
    Libraries: $53,000
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000
    Housing and Community Development: $44,000
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000
    Central Staff Services: $33,000
    Correctional Institutions: $28,000
    Housing and Community Development: $27,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $27,000
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
    General - Other: $13,000
    Air Transportation: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,411,000
    Cash and Securities: $22,245,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $1,081,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $96,000
    Cash and Securities: $31,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $95,208,000
    Education: $87,714,000
    Public Welfare: $7,622,000
    Public Welfare: $7,036,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,441,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,178,000
    Other: $2,131,000
    Other: $1,594,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,036,000
    Transit Utilities: $920,000
    General Local Government Support: $616,000
    General Local Government Support: $499,000
  • Tax - Property: $43,543,000
    Property: $40,957,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,068,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,409,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $277,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $259,000
    Other Selective Sales: $253,000
    Other License: $199,000
    Other License: $173,000
    Other Selective Sales: $164,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $59,491,000
    : $58,335,000
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,999
  • Number of aged recipients: 293
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,706
  • Number of recipients under 18: 209
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,217
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 573
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 976
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 783
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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