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Wilkes County Statistics

Facts

Land area469.5 square miles
Population Density22.6 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)10,010
Population change-5.5%
Under 5 years of age5.9%
Under 1821.8%
65 and over21%
Females52.1%
White55
Hispanic or Latino of any race3.7
Asian0.8%
Two or more races1.4%
Black or African American42.6%
Native American0.2%
Pacific Islander0%
Had graduated from high school76%
Had a bachelor degree or higher14.5%
Veterans630

Households and Housing

Households4,083
Persons per household2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more89.7%
Median household income$28,983
The Per capita income$17,120
Live below the poverty line27.3%
Housing units5,138
Multi-unit structures7%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$95,200
Residents owning their homes72.1%

Business Facts

Total number of firms732
Women-owned firms0%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$73,407
Retail sales per capita$7,168
Manufacturers shipments$174,306
Merchant wholesaler sales$19,021
Source US Census Data