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North Wilkesboro is a town in Wilkes County.
The community was named for John Wilkes, English political leader.
The latitude of North Wilkesboro is 36.158N. The longitude is -81.147W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,001 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,122.
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9% of North Wilkesboro residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the North Wilkesboro ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in North Wilkesboro was $14,594, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of North Wilkesboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in North Wilkesboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $276. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $709.
Libraries in North Wilkesboro include Wilkes County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in North Wilkesboro include North Wilkesboro Record
Wilkes County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our North Wilkesboro political report.
The average commute time for North Wilkesboro workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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