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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
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Wilkesboro is a town in North Carolina with a population of 3,488. Wilkesboro is in Wilkes County. Living in Wilkesboro offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Wilkesboro there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Wilkesboro and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Wilkesboro are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$636
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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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
    393.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    56.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    56.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    281.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    7,765.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    197
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%

Working in Wilkesboro

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$31,875
National
$55,322
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Wilkesboro Reviews

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Wilkesboro is a friendly place to live. I love the people they are all very friendly and cheap places to go. I love the country food it a difference especially coming from me. I am originally from California
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Great place to raise your kids, nice home town country setting. Not a place to go if you're looking for a nightlife.
The shopping in this area is very limited. Retail shops are very limited as well. There is an abundance of gas stations, chain restaurants, and medical centers. The people in this are seem to be more interested in going out to eat as well as visit the local Walmart.