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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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+

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%

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

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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Love our choices of shopping and restaurants. Would love to see better employment opportunities! Easy to access town, lots of stop lights though!
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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.
The area is incredibly rural, and many of the businesses and institutions have been in place since the early 20th century. It is also generally a pretty low-income area, so new businesses are hard to come by. Life is pretty stagnant. I would not choose to live here again.