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Wilkes County, North Carolina

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Table

Wilkes County, North Carolina
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 65,969
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
65,806
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
65,969
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 65,969
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 69,340
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
22.6%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
86.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 4,367
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 3.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 31,679
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 75.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $129,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,025
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $324
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $642
Building permits, 2021 169
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 28,902
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.33
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 94.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 6.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 86.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 79.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 81.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 16.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 13.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
16.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 55.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 51.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 88,528
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 239,117
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 37,384
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,243,792
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $47,382
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 25.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $44,980
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $25,634
Persons in poverty, percent
14.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 1,163
Total employment, 2020 17,334
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 603,977
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -8.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 4,526
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 843
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 467
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 651
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 615
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 87.5
Population per square mile, 2010 91.9
Land area in square miles, 2020 753.68
Land area in square miles, 2010 754.28
FIPS Code 37193
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

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Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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