Wilkesboro, NC
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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 (17.20%), office and administrative support (13.77%), and management occupations (13.04%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Wilkesboro spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.92 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

As is often the case in a small town, Wilkesboro doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Wilkesboro are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.86% of adults in Wilkesboro having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wilkesboro in 2010 was $21,795, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,180 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 30.52% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Wilkesboro is a very 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.

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