The unemployment rate in Wilkes County is 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Negative. Wilkes County jobs have decreased by 0.3%. More Economy
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Wilkes County's cost of living is 18.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living
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WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Wilkes County, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather
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Wilkes county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats
Wilkes County's population is 68,525 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 0.8%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 23.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Wilkes County is $140,596. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.1%. Check out the homes in the area
Wilkes County public schools spend $8,493 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.2 students per teacher in Wilkes County. More Education