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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Wilkesboro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (13.72%), office and administrative support (12.38%), and healthcare suport services (8.03%).

North Wilkesboro is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of adults in North Wilkesboro with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.63% of adults in North Wilkesboro have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in North Wilkesboro in 2010 was $15,142, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,568 for a family of four. However, North Wilkesboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. North Wilkesboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 45.98% of its population below the federal poverty line.

North Wilkesboro is an extremely 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 15.44% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Wilkesboro include German, 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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