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Wilkes County, Georgia Facts

Facts
State Georgia
Land area 469.5 square miles
Population Density 22.6 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 10,010
Population change -5.5%
Under 5 years of age 5.9%
Under 18 21.8%
65 and over 21%
Females 52.1%
White 55
Hispanic or Latino of any race 3.7
Asian 0.8%
Two or more races 1.4%
Black or African American 42.6%
Native American 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 76%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 14.5%
Veterans 630
Households and Housing
Households 4,083
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 89.7%
Median household income $28,983
The per capita income $17,120
Live below the poverty line. 27.3%
housing units 5,138
Multi-unit structures 7%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $95,200
Residents owning their homes. 72.1%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 732
Women-owned firms 0%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $73,407
Retail sales per capita $7,168
Manufacturers shipments $174,306
Merchant wholesaler sales $19,021