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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 $43,290 in 2019, the latest figures available. Wilkes County median household income is $14,051 lower than the median North Carolina household income and $22,422 less than the US median household income. 2020 county income data (including Wilkes County median household income) will be released in September of 2021. 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

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
North Carolina $57,341 +4.58% +6.40%
Wilkes County $43,290 -2.18% -1.69%

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

The current median household income for Wilkes is $43,290. Real median household income peaked in 2018 at $44,254 and is now $964 (2.18%) 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
2019 $65,712 $57,341 $43,290
2018 $63,059 $54,831 $44,254
2017 $62,927 $55,017 $42,755
2016 $61,383 $53,890 $44,034
2015 $60,187 $51,614 $44,156
2014 $58,001 $50,325 $33,232
2013 $57,437 $50,463 $34,226
2012 $57,307 $50,367 $36,838
2011 $57,531 $50,029 $34,382
2010 $58,809 $50,912 $37,449
2009 $59,988 $52,168 $40,473

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Wilkes County Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Wilkes County was $60,153 in 2019. Compared to the median North Carolina family income, Wilkes County median family income is $11,896 lower. As with the median household income data, 2020 family income data for Wilkes County will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income for Wilkes County North Carolina

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%
North Carolina $72,049 +4.35% +8.57%
Wilkes County $60,153 +9.59% +7.30%

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

The current median family income for Wilkes is $60,153. Real median family income peaked in 2007 at $61,290 and is now $1,137 (1.86%) lower. From a post peak low of $39,806 in 2013, real median family income for Wilkes has now grown by $20,347 (51.12%).

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

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Wilkes County

Date US North Carolina Wilkes County
2019 $80,944 $72,049 $60,153
2018 $77,786 $69,045 $54,891
2017 $77,064 $68,796 $52,781
2016 $75,707 $66,360 $56,060
2015 $73,660 $64,826 $53,923
2014 $71,246 $62,025 $47,177
2013 $70,386 $61,681 $39,806
2012 $69,752 $61,350 $46,825
2011 $70,009 $61,610 $41,230
2010 $71,221 $62,186 $46,980
2009 $72,962 $64,846 $50,507

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Wilkes County Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Wilkes County was $25,146 in 2019. Compared to the median North Carolina per capita income, Wilkes County median per capita income is $6,875 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2020 per capita income data for Wilkes County will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income for Wilkes County North Carolina

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%
North Carolina $32,021 +2.32% +6.75%
Wilkes County $25,146 -10.79% +9.67%

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

The current per capita income for Wilkes is $25,146. Real per capita income peaked in 2018 at $28,186 and is now $3,040 (10.79%) lower.

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

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Wilkes County

Date US North Carolina Wilkes County
2019 $35,672 $32,021 $25,146
2018 $34,444 $31,294 $28,186
2017 $33,788 $30,829 $24,837
2016 $33,163 $29,996 $22,929
2015 $32,351 $28,921 $23,323
2014 $31,228 $27,861 $19,908
2013 $30,982 $27,896 $19,956
2012 $30,476 $27,258 $21,367
2011 $30,425 $27,462 $20,027
2010 $30,622 $27,535 $19,738
2009 $31,545 $28,432 $24,495

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