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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    D-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C+
North Wilkesboro is a town in North Carolina with a population of 4,266. North Wilkesboro is in Wilkes County. Living in North Wilkesboro offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In North Wilkesboro there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in North Wilkesboro and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in North Wilkesboro are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$514
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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North Wilkesboro Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    427
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    24
    41
  • Robbery
    71
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    71
    500
  • Theft
    3,203
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    142
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$18,911
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    35%
    13%
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North Wilkesboro Reviews

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It's not an unattractive place. It's quaint, fine for retirees. But terrible for anyone younger than 30 or 40, even. There is next to nothing to do here, unless your idea of a good time out is hanging out at Walmart or getting addicted to pain pills. The restaurants are okay, nothing special. I get excited when I hear of something new opening up, but it's always just a new place to eat. Nothing new to do. There's also almost no sidewalks. So you can't walk off all the calories you consume from eating so much, because it's all you can do here. My husband and I often drive 1-2 hrs to visit another town just for something to do. It is SO incredibly, mind-numbingly boring here.
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Love our choices of shopping and restaurants. Would love to see better employment opportunities! Easy to access town, lots of stop lights though!
It's a beautiful town but with very little activities for young adults. I would love for there to be a bigger night life scene, and maybe some better jobs.