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People

Total Population 3,548
Male Share of the Population 52.5%
Female Share of the Population 47.5%
Senior Citizens 21.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,194
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 40.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,917
% Above Poverty Level 69.5%
% Below Poverty Level 30.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.4%
Median Gross Rent $581
Median House Value $181,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.5%
US/American 0%
English 10.3%
Irish 7.1%

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

Wilkesboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 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 28697
Phone Area Codes 336
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.145
Longitude -81.16

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 1.6 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 4.1 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 19.2 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, Wilkesboro, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Goshen (28697)

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
North Wilkesboro 4,250 $29,604
Ronda 461 $38,542
Taylorsville 2,183 $31,458

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

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Wilkesboro High Schools

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WILKES CENTRAL HIGH
1179 MORAVIAN FALLS RD
336-667-5277
Serves 993 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

WILKES COUNTY CAREER CENTER
374 LINCOLN HEIGHTS RD
336-667-3653
A Vocational School

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