Wilkes County Information

{Demographics}

Population Wilkes County: 69,340
Town of North Wilkesboro: 4181; Town of Ronda: 620; Town of Wilkesboro: 3,159
Square Miles (land): 757.19

2010 Estimated Median Household Income: $35,542
2010 Estimated Per Capita Income: $18,524

Property Tax Rates: County - $0.65; North Wilkesboro - $0.52; Ronda - $0.40; Wilkesboro - $0.40 (per $100 valuation)

{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: 34°F
July Average Temperature: 75°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

(Government)

Wilkes County Offices: (336)651-7300 County Manager: John Yates

County Commissioners: Keith Elmore (Chairman), Gary D. Blevins (Vice Chairman), David Gambill, Gary L. Blevins, and Charles Sink
For a complete list, contact the Chamber office or Wilkes County Board of Elections (336)651-7339.

{ Useful Numbers }

Clerk of Superior Court
336-667-1201

Dept 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.
336-838-5164

NC License Plate Agency
336-903-1283

North Wilkesboro Police Dept
336-838-3158

Social Security Administration
1-866-331-2298

United Way of Wilkes County
336-651-7800

Wilkes Correctional Center
336-667-4533

Wilkes County Animal Shelter
336-903-7688

Wilkes County Crime Stoppers
336-667-8900

Wilkes County Health Dept
336-651-7450

Wilkes County Public Library
336-838-2818

Wilkes County Sheriff's Dept
336-903-7600

Wilkes Regional Medical Center
336-651-8100

Wilkesboro Police Dept
336-667-7277