In 2018, Wilkes County, NC had a population of 68.5k people with a median age of 44.5 and a median household income of $40,829. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Wilkes County, NC declined from 68,525 to 68,460, a -0.0949% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,173 to $40,829, a 9.84% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wilkes County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.02%), White (Hispanic) (3.71%), Other (Hispanic) (1.89%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.01%). 0% of the households in Wilkes County, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 97% of the residents in Wilkes County, NC are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Wilkes County, NC are Wilkes Community College (1,199 degrees awarded in 2019).
In 2018, the median property value in Wilkes County, NC was $124,000, and the homeownership rate was 74.2%. Most people in Wilkes County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Wilkes County, NC was 2 cars per household.