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Time Zone: Wilkes County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Wilkesboro is the Seat for Wilkes County.

Wilkes County was founded in 1778 and was created by taking area from SurryCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Wilkes had a population of 66,555 people. This is an increase of 1.41% since the last Census (which gave a population of 65,632 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Wilkes represented 0.82% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 36th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201069,340+5.65%+4.18% since 2009
200966,555+1.41%-0.25% since 2008
200866,725+1.67%+0.09% since 2007
200065,632The Last Census

More information can be found on the Wilkes County Census Page for Wilkes County.


Below are some of the communities located in Wilkes County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Wilkes County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
North Wilkesboro   4,1344,1160.44% increase  
Wilkesboro   3,1283,1590.98% decrease  
Ronda   4574600.65% decrease  

Websites for Wilkes County

Official Website:   www.wilkescounty.net/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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