Wilkes County

North Wilkesboro, NC: What you need to know

One of the birthplaces of NASCAR stock-car racing is North Wilkesboro, a town situated among the Blue Ridge Mountains. North Wilkesboro has a diverse economy and is the original home of Lowe’s Home Improvement, and quality of life luxuries include Wilkes Regional Medical Center and the Yadkin River Greenway. Students can attend Wilkes Community College in neighboring Wilkesboro, and North Wilkesboro hosts an annual Brushy Mountain Apple Festival that draws more than 150,000 people.


North Wilkesboro, NC City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 4,250
Median Age 41
Median Household Income $19,798
Median Home Price $123,200

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North Wilkesboro, NC Demographics

Median Population in North Wilkesboro, NC

Median Age 40.8%
Age 18 Over 76%
Age 21 Over 70.4%
Age 62 Over 21.9%
Age 65 Over 20%

Race in North Wilkesboro, NC

  Ethnicity White 70.3%
  Ethnicity Black 13.5%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.8%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 15.4%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 11.4%

Population By Gender in North Wilkesboro, NC

  Male 48.9%
  Female 51.1%

Language in North Wilkesboro, NC

  English Only 88.5%
  English Other 11.5%

Economics in North Wilkesboro, NC

  Median Household Income $19,798
  Median Home Price $123,200
  Homes Owned 61.6%
  Homes Rent 38.4%
  Median Property Rent $496

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Commute Types in North Wilkesboro, NC

  Walked 0.9%
  Worked at Home 0%
  Public Transportation 0%
  Other Means 1.1%
  Drove Alone 87.5%
  Carpooled 10.5%

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