Wilkesboro is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 3,531 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Wilkesboro is the 229th largest community in North Carolina.
Wilkesboro is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wilkesboro is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wilkesboro who work in sales jobs (20.10%), management occupations (11.57%), and office and administrative support (10.01%).
One of the benefits of Wilkesboro is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.08 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small town, Wilkesboro does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Wilkesboro overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Wilkesboro, 22.58% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Wilkesboro in 2010 was $24,388, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,552 for a family of four. However, Wilkesboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Wilkesboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.52% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Wilkesboro is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Wilkesboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wilkesboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Wilkesboro include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Wilkesboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Persian.