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Wilkes County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 754.3 square miles
Population Density 91.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 69,023
Population change -0.5%
Under 5 years of age 5%
Under 18 21.4%
65 and over 19.4%
Females 50.7%
White 93.5
Hispanic or Latino of any race 5.7
Asian 0.4%
Two or more races 1.2%
Black or African American 4.4%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 74%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 12.5%
Veterans 4,760
Households and Housing
Households 27,512
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 94.3%
Median household income $33,159
The per capita income $19,029
Live below the poverty line. 22.7%
housing units 32,781
Multi-unit structures 7%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $111,700
Residents owning their homes. 73.9%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 5,805
Women-owned firms 22%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $759,255
Retail sales per capita $11,390
Manufacturers shipments $1,503,279
Merchant wholesaler sales $260,569