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%). NaNk% of the people in Wilkes County, NC speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Wilkes County, NC are Wilkes Community College (692 degrees awarded in 2017).
The median property value in Wilkes County, NC is $124,000, and the homeownership rate is 74.2%. Most people in Wilkes County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Wilkes County, NC is 2 cars per household.