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 AREA AIRPORTS
  

Names
(click on name for Link)

Address
 

 Telephone 
 

Type of
Airport

 ICAO 
 

 Distance 
  (miles) 

Wilkes County Airport

640 Wood Wallace Dr, 
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

(336) 
696-2000

General Aviation

KUKF

8.7

Statesville Regional Airport

238 Airport Rd 
Statesville, NC 28677

(704) 
873-1111

General Aviation

KSVH

51.9

Piedmont Triad International Airport 

Piedmont Triad Inter 
Greensboro, NC 27401

(336) 
668-0411

Scheduled Passenger
Service

KGSO

76.8

Charlotte Douglas
International Airport

5501 Josh Birmingham Pkwy,
Charlotte, NC 28208

(704) 
359-4910

Scheduled Passenger
Service

KCLT

91.21

Asheville Regional Airport

708 Airport Rd # 1 
Fletcher, NC 28732-5618

(828) 
684-2226

Scheduled Passenger
Service

KAVL

121

Raleigh-Durham
International Airport

2400 W Terminal Blvd 
Morrisville, NC 27560-9217

(919) 
840-2123

Scheduled Passenger
Service

KRDU

147


LINKS

 

AVAILABLE PROPERTIES

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Photo compliments of High County Council of Governments
  

DEMOGRAPHICS
  

The Town of Wilkesboro, renowned for its scenic beauty, is located along the Yadkin River in the foothills of both the Blue Ridge Mountains and Brushy Mountains, is home to MerleFest Music Festival at WCC, and is the county seat of Wilkes County. Wilkesboro is just a short drive from Boone, Blue Ridge Parkway, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte. 

INCORPORATED: 1847

ZIP CODE: 28697

MOTTO: "Where the Mountains Begin." 

AREA: approximately 6.3 square miles (4060 acres)

ELEVATION: Approximately 1,047 feet above sea level

WEATHER: Wilkes County, NC enjoys a temperate year-round climate, with an average annual temperature of 56° F.
                    Average January temperature: 34° F.
                    Average July Temperature: 85°
                    Wilkes County averages just 10″ per year snowfall, and 50″ per year rainfall.

MAJOR HIGHWAYS: US Hwy 421, Hwy 16, 18 and 268

AIRPORT: Wilkes County Airport    click here for details

TOWN TAX RATE: $0.48 per $100 valuation    click here for details
COUNTY TAX RATE: $0.67 per $100 valuation   

UTILITY RATESClick here for rates ~ Click here for utility information

POPULATION TOTAL:

3,413 (2010 Census)    click here for details and estimates
Population change since last census: 7.5%  

3,705 (2016-July 1 Certified Municipal Population Estimate by www.osbm.nc.gov)
Population change since 2010 census: 0.9212%

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HOUSING STATUS:

     Estimated median House or condo value in 2009: $176,412  
      - up from $106,000 in 2000   

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COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES:      Click here for details

     Wilkes Community College located in Wilkesboro, NC 
     Appalachian State University located in Boone, NC     

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EDUCATION STATISTICS
  

Wilkes County is located in the Northwest Foothills of North Carolina and our emphasis on education is demonstrated in our public school system. Our public school system is comprised of four high schools, one Career Education Magnet High School, four middle schools, and thirteen elementary schools. Our children are being educated with our commitment to high educational settings in our modern and well-equipped schools. In a rapidly changing world, Wilkes County Schools is committed to serving the needs of its students to prepare them for a global life. In addition to public school, Wilkes County has several private schools.  

An increased focus on higher education is seen in the development of the Advanced Materials Cluster, Lowe’s Hall-Technology, Business and Industry Training & Development through the Small Business Center and Customized Occupational Training at Wilkes Community College (WCC). WCC is a public, two-year community college serving Wilkes, Ashe, and Alleghany counties with the primary mission of providing education, training, and retraining for the workforce that includes basic skills education, occupational, technical, and pre-baccalaureate programs. WCC also offers a variety of services, cultural activities, and recreational opportunities that improve quality of life for local residents. The North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges has continuously recognized WCC as a “Superior Institution,” by it meeting or exceeding the Board’s established performance measures.

Education Attainment

Subject Both
Sexes
Male Female Population 18 - 24 Years
Population 18 to 24 years 193 118 75  Chart2-Education-Pop-18-24
< High School Graduate 11.9 12.7 10.8
High School Graduate
(includes equivalency)
21.2 13.6 33.3
Some College or
Associate's Degree
58.0 64.4 48.0
Bachelor's Degree or
Higher
8.8 9.3 8.0
Population 25 Years & > 2,468 1,098 1,370 Population 25 Years & > 
< 9th grade 10.7 8.9 12.2   
Chart-Education-Pop-over 25 years
9th to 12th grade
(no diploma)
213.5 9.8 16.4
High School graduate
(includes equivalency)
20.7 20.2 21.0
Some college, no degree 20.6 17.4 23.1
Associate's degree 11.9 14.2 10.0
Bachelor's degree 14.2 18.1 11.0
Graduate or professional
degree
8.5 11.3 6.3
Source:  US Census Bureau / American FactFinder

LINKS

Wilkes County Schools

Appalachian State University

Wilkes Community College

Industrial & Workforce Development

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