Wilkes County GA Information

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Wilkes County Subdivisions

Wilkes County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 10,450
Population in Households 10,317
Population in Familes 8,422
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density1 22
Diversity Index2 58
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,310
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 2,843
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,829 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,481 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,035 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $97,139
Average Home Value $153,234
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,350
Average Household Income $42,227
Per Capita Income $17,530
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.05%
Households 0.18% 0.0%
Families 0.01% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Wilkes County GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilkes County to the other 159 counties and county equivalents in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 126 21st
Population Density1 # 142 11th
Diversity Index2 # 45 72nd
Median Household Income # 144 10th
Per Capita Income # 129 19th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.