Wilkes County GA Information


Wilkes County Subdivisions

Wilkes County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,336
Daytime Population: Workers 3,787
Daytime Population: Residents 5,975
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,762
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 10,222
Population in Familes 8,336
Population in Group Qrtrs 114
Population Density2 22
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $31,387
Average Household Income $43,729
Per Capita Income $18,121


Total Housing Units 5,321 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,797 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,463 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,061 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $97,975
Average Home Value $153,262


Total Households 4,260
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 2,806
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.34% -0.24%
Households -0.01% -0.23%
Families -0.17% -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.65%


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, 2017 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 Density # 142 11th
Diversity Index # 42 74th
Median Household Income # 147 8th
Per Capita Income # 131 18th

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

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