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Wilkesboro is a town in Wilkes County, in the North Wilkesboro metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after John Wilkes, English radical

The latitude of Wilkesboro is 36.145N. The longitude is -81.16W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,047 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,206.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$40,982
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wilkesboro demographic reports
Wilkesboro is on the Yadkin River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Merlefest - April 26-29, 2007
  • Heritage Festival - June 9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wilkesboro web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Old Wilkes Jail Museum
Colleges and universities: Wilkes Community College

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Wilkesboro demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wilkes County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28697 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Wilkesboro residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wilkesboro ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wilkesboro was $24,300, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

26% of Wilkesboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Wilkesboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $358.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,063.


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Wilkes County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wilkesboro political report.

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The average commute time for Wilkesboro workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Wilkesboro include Holiday Inn Express Wilkesboro, Red Carpet Inn Wilkesboro.

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