North Wilkesboro, NC


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North Wilkesboro is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,226 people and six constituent neighborhoods, North Wilkesboro is the 182nd largest community in North Carolina.

North Wilkesboro is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, North Wilkesboro is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in North Wilkesboro who work in sales jobs (13.08%), office and administrative support (12.41%), and healthcare suport services (11.48%).

Being a small town, North Wilkesboro does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of North Wilkesboro citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.12% of adults 25 and older in North Wilkesboro have a college degree.

The per capita income in North Wilkesboro in 2010 was $13,129, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $52,516 for a family of four. North Wilkesboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 45.62% of its population below the federal poverty line.

North Wilkesboro is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call North Wilkesboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Wilkesboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. North Wilkesboro also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.84% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Wilkesboro include English, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in North Wilkesboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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