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Living In Wilkesboro, NC

The small town of Wilkesboro, North Carolina is home to just under 4,000 residents. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (26%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. At an average age of just over 45, the town's residents skew older than most cities in North Carolina. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 41% of residents rent. At $914 per month, the average rent is roughly on par with the state average.

Compared to the national average (7%), Wilkesboro has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 8% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Additionally, 9% possess a Bachelor's degree. Many Wilkesboro residents work in one of three industries: manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Combined, these industries make up 23% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the town. Wilkesboro workers earn an average annual income of just over $57K, around $10,000 less than the North Carolina average. Wilkesboro's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.

Wilkesboro has an average commute time of about 20 minutes, shorter than the state average of about 25 minutes. Driving is the prevailing means of commuting to work, opted for by 40% of workers, while public transit is not used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

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