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Wilkes Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to our wonderful community located in the foothills of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Wilkes County is a land with a legacy of hardworking people. The community is one that is thriving and continually growing, while maintaining its high environmental standards and pristine beauty.

Lying along the eastern slope of the mountain range, Wilkes County is conveniently located and easily accessible to major interstates leading to North Carolina’s larger cities – Charlotte, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem. People move here for a variety of reasons, but mostly because it is an excellent place to live, do business, and raise a family. Many are seeking a hospitable place that blends charming hometowns and warm, friendly neighbors. In Wilkes, people find added dimensions of life not commonly seen in other communities of its size such as culture, arts, entertainment, festivals and a host of diversions that make life interesting. Also, one can find a high quality educational system in which their children may learn and grow.

Wilkes County Profile

Demographics

Population of Wilkes County

4,154
Town of North Wilkesboro

411
Town of Ronda

3,433
Town of Wilkesboro

757.19
Square Miles (land)

$45,240
2020 Estimated Median Household Income

$25,202
2017 Estimated Per Capita Income

Property Tax Rates:

(per $100 valuation)

County: $0.66

North Wilkesboro: $0.52

Ronda: $0.35

Wilkesboro: $0.48

Climate

Wilkes County’s climate is varied due to the wide elevation ranges present.

In the lower elevation, temperatures are as follows:

Average Annual Temperature: 56°F

January Average Temperature: 51°F

July Average Temperature: 87°F

Average Rainfall Per Year: 50"

Average Snowfall Per Year: 10"

Elevation

North Wilkesboro: 1,190 feet above sea level

Ronda: 958 feet above sea level

Wilkesboro: 1,042 feet above sea level

Thompkins Knob, the highest point in the county, rises to 4,079 feet

Wilkes County Offices: (336) 651-7300      

County Manager:

John Yates

County Commissioners

Eddie D. Settle, (Chairman)​​

Giddeon Keith Elmore

David D. Gambill, Jr.

Casey Joe Johnson  

Brian S. Minton (Vice Chairman)

  • Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center 336-651-8100
  • Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital (336) 527-7000
  • Wilkes County Health Dept. 336-651-7450
  • Wilkes County Public Library 336-838-2818
  • Clerk of Superior Court 336-667-1201
  • of Social Services 336-651-7400
  • NC Dept. of Motor Vehicles 336-838-7090
  • NC Driver’s License Office 336-838-4725
  • NC Employment Security Comm. (NC Works) 336-838-5164
  • NC License Plate Agency 336-903-1283
  • Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office 336-903-7600
  • North Wilkesboro Police Dept. 336-838-3158
  • Wilkesboro Police Dept. 336-667-7277
  • Social Security Administration 866-331-2298
  • United Way of Wilkes County 336-651-7800
  • Wilkes County Animal Shelter 336-903-7688
  • Wilkes County Crime Stoppers 336-667-8900

County of Wilkes http://www.WilkesCounty.net

Town of North Wilkesboro http://www.North-Wilkesboro.com

Town of Ronda https://www.townofronda.org/

Town of Wilkesboro http://wilkesboronc.org

Wilkes Economic Development https://wilkesedc.com/

Wilkesboro Tourism Development Authority https://www.wilkescountytourism.com

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