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Wilkesboro is a town in Wilkes County, in the North Wilkesboro metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after John Wilkes, English radical
The latitude of Wilkesboro is 36.145N. The longitude is -81.16W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,047 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,206.
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8% of Wilkesboro residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wilkesboro ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wilkesboro was $24,300, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Wilkesboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Wilkesboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $358. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,063.
Wilkes County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wilkesboro political report.
The average commute time for Wilkesboro workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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