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Wilkes County North Carolina Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Wilkes County North Carolina area was $40,995 in 2017, the latest figures available. Wilkes County median household income is $11,757 lower than the median North Carolina household income and $19,341 less than the US median household income. 2018 county income data (including Wilkes County median household income) will be released in September of 2019. Median family and per capita income for Wilkes County are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Wilkes County North Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
North Carolina $52,752 +2.09% +9.32%
Wilkes County $40,995 -2.90% +28.66%

Trends in Wilkes County, NC Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Wilkes is $40,995. Real median household income peaked in 2015 at $42,338 and is now $1,343 (3.17%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: Wilkes County, North Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Wilkes County

Date US North Carolina Wilkes County
2017 $60,336 $52,752 $40,995
2016 $58,856 $51,672 $42,221
2015 $57,709 $49,489 $42,338
2014 $55,613 $48,253 $31,864
2013 $55,072 $48,385 $32,816
2012 $54,948 $48,294 $35,321
2011 $55,162 $47,969 $32,966
2010 $56,388 $48,816 $35,907
2009 $57,519 $50,020 $38,806
2008 $59,382 $53,127 $33,903
2007 $60,135 $52,941 $42,316
2006 $59,051 $51,950 $39,553

Wilkes County Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Wilkes County was $50,608 in 2017. Compared to the median North Carolina family income, Wilkes County median family income is $15,356 lower. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Wilkes County will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Wilkes County North Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
North Carolina $65,964 +3.67% +10.92%
Wilkes County $50,608 -5.85% +11.88%

Trends in Wilkes County, NC Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Wilkes is $50,608. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $58,767 and is now $8,159 (13.88%) lower. From a post peak low of $38,167 in 2013, real median family income for Wilkes has now grown by $12,441 (32.60%).

Real Median Family Income: Wilkes County, North Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Wilkes County

Date US North Carolina Wilkes County
2017 $73,891 $65,964 $50,608
2016 $72,591 $63,629 $53,753
2015 $70,627 $62,157 $51,703
2014 $68,313 $59,472 $45,235
2013 $67,488 $59,141 $38,167
2012 $66,880 $58,824 $44,897
2011 $67,126 $59,073 $39,532
2010 $68,289 $59,626 $45,046
2009 $69,958 $62,176 $48,427
2008 $72,321 $64,585 $45,669
2007 $72,500 $65,217 $58,767
2006 $71,330 $63,786 $58,043

Wilkes County Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Wilkes County was $23,815 in 2017. Compared to the median North Carolina per capita income, Wilkes County median per capita income is $5,745 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Wilkes County will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Wilkes County North Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
North Carolina $29,560 +2.77% +10.65%
Wilkes County $23,815 +8.32% +24.76%

Trends in Wilkes County, NC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Wilkes is $23,815. Real per capita income peaked in 2007 at $24,476 and is now $661 (2.70%) lower. From a post peak low of $18,925 in 2010, real per capita income for Wilkes has now grown by $4,890 (25.84%).

Real Per Capita Income: Wilkes County, North Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Wilkes County

Date US North Carolina Wilkes County
2017 $32,397 $29,560 $23,815
2016 $31,798 $28,762 $21,985
2015 $31,019 $27,730 $22,363
2014 $29,942 $26,714 $19,088
2013 $29,706 $26,748 $19,134
2012 $29,221 $26,136 $20,488
2011 $29,173 $26,332 $19,202
2010 $29,361 $26,401 $18,925
2009 $30,246 $27,262 $23,487
2008 $31,488 $28,778 $21,743
2007 $31,629 $28,808 $24,476
2006 $30,795 $27,965 $21,407