Wilkesboro, NC : What you need to know

Wilkesboro, located in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains on the bank of the Yadkin River, offers laid-back living along with plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation such as mountain biking, birding and canoeing. The city hosts several festivals, including MerleFest, which celebrates Americana music and is held on the Wilkes Community College campus. The community is home to locations for several well-known brands, including Tyson Foods and Lowe's, which contribute to the business climate along with textile and furniture companies. Long known for its moonshine-running heritage (credited for establishing stock-car racing's roots), the area has recently experienced a rebirth of (now legal) moonshine distilleries lending a historic twist to new business and tourism opportunities.


Wilkesboro, NC City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 3548
Latest Population Increase -6,508.48
Median age 41.5
Median Household Income $33450
Median Home Price $181400
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Wilkesboro, NC Demographics

Population By Gender

  Population Men 52.5%
  Population Women 47.5%

 
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Median Population

Median age 41.5
Age 18 Over 74.4
Age 21 Over 67.7
Age 62 Over 24.6
Age 65 Over 21.8

Race

  Ethnicity White 77.9%
  Ethnicity Black 14.1%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.4%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 2.7%
  Ethnicity Other 1.8%

Economics

  Median Household Income 33450
  Median Home Price 181400
  Homes Owned 46.2
  Homes Rent 53.8
  Median Property Rent 581

The vistas in Wilkes County are breathtaking. It's an incredibly beautiful county from a geographic point of view.
Carmen Daecher, resident

Language

  English Only 97.4
  English Other 2.6
  English Poor 1600000

 
COMMUTE TIME : 14.8 MINUTES
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Commute Types

  Walked 0
  Worked at Home 2.2
  Public Transportation 0
  Other Means 0
  Drove Alone 89.2
  Carpooled 8.6

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