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People

Total Population 4,250
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 20%
Employed Population 16+ 1,173
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 35.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $29,604
% Above Poverty Level 54%
% Below Poverty Level 46%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 44.4%
Median Gross Rent $496
Median House Value $123,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.1%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 4.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

North Wilkesboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 50 miles W of Winston-Salem, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Wilkes
Standard Zip Codes 28659
Company Zip Codes 28656, 28674
Phone Area Codes 336
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.158
Longitude -81.147

North Wilkesboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NORTH WILKESBORO
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 47 F
Apr Temp 40 to 71 F
Jul Temp 63 to 89 F
Oct Temp 41 to 71 F
Annual Precip 50.6 inches
Station W KERR SCOTT RESERVOIR
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 47 F
Apr Temp 41 to 69 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 71 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Station TRANSOU
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 63 F
Annual Precip 56.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, North Wilkesboro, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Call (28659)

Hunting Creek (28659)

Quarry (28659)

Spurgeon (28659)

Windy Gap (28659)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elkin 4,217 $45,909
Jonesville 2,496 $27,500
Ronda 461 $38,542
Taylorsville 2,183 $31,458
Wilkesboro 3,548 $52,917

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

North Wilkesboro Hospitals

WILKES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Local)
1370 WEST D ST
(336) 651-8100
Emergency Service: Yes

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