DEMOGRAPHICS
  

The Town of Wilkesboro, renowned for its scenic beauty, is located along the Yadkin River in the foothills of both the Blue Ridge Mountains and Brushy Mountains, is home to MerleFest Music Festival at WCC, and is the county seat of Wilkes County. Wilkesboro is just a short drive from Boone, Blue Ridge Parkway, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte. 

INCORPORATED: 1847

ZIP CODE: 28697

MOTTO: "Where the Mountains Begin." 

AREA: approximately 6.3 square miles (4060 acres)

ELEVATION: Approximately 1,047 feet above sea level

WEATHER: Wilkes County, NC enjoys a temperate year-round climate, with an average annual temperature of 56° F.
                    Average January temperature: 34° F.
                    Average July Temperature: 85°
                    Wilkes County averages just 10″ per year snowfall, and 50″ per year rainfall.

MAJOR HIGHWAYS: US Hwy 421, Hwy 16, 18 and 268

AIRPORT: Wilkes County Airport    click here for details

TOWN TAX RATE: $0.48 per $100 valuation    click here for details
COUNTY TAX RATE: $0.67 per $100 valuation   

UTILITY RATESClick here for rates ~ Click here for utility information

POPULATION TOTAL:

3,413 (2010 Census)    click here for details and estimates
Population change since last census: 7.5%  

3,446 (2015 Certified Municipal Population Estimate by www.osbm.nc.gov)
Population change since 2010 census: 0.9904%

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HOUSING STATUS:

     Estimated median House or condo value in 2009: $176,412  
      - up from $106,000 in 2000   

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COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES:      Click here for details

     Wilkes Community College located in Wilkesboro, NC 
     Appalachian State University located in Boone, NC     

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