In 2017, Wilkes County, NC had a population of 68.5k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $37,173. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wilkes County, NC declined from 68,888 to 68,525, a -0.527% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,846 to $37,173, a 6.68% increase.
The population of Wilkes County, NC is 87.9% White Alone, 6.12% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.12% Black or African American Alone. 5.67% of the people in Wilkes County, NC speak a non-English language, and 96.6% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Wilkes County, NC are Wilkes Community College (784 degrees awarded in 2016).
The median property value in Wilkes County, NC is $123,700, and the homeownership rate is 74.5%. Most people in Wilkes County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Wilkes County, NC is 2 cars per household.