Wilkes County

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Wilkes County, Georgia

23 E Court St Rm 222
Washington, GA 30673
Phone: (706) 678-2511
Fax: (706) 678-3033
www.washingtonwilkes.org

In eastern GA, southeast of Athens; organized Feb 5, 1777 (prior to statehood) from original territory. Name Origin: For John Wilkes (1725-97), member of the British House of Commons who supported the American colonies before the Revolutionary War

Area (sq mi):: 474.00 (land 471.37; water 2.62) Population per square mile: 22.20
Population 2005: 10,457 State rank: 123 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.20%; 1990-2000 0.80% Population 2000: 10,687 (White 53.90%; Black or African American 43.10%; Hispanic or Latino 2.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 39.00
Income 2000: per capita $15,020; median household $27,644; Population below poverty level: 17.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,333-$20,598
Unemployment (2004): 7.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.20% Median travel time to work: 21.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Wilkes County, North Carolina

110 North St
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Phone: (336) 651-7345
Fax: (336) 651-7546
www.wilkescounty.net

In northwestern NC, northwest of Winston-Salem; organized Nov 15, 1777 (prior to statehood) from Surry County. Name Origin: For John Wilkes (1727-97), English political leader who supported American rights at the time of the Revolutionary War

Area (sq mi):: 759.93 (land 757.19; water 2.74) Population per square mile: 89.00
Population 2005: 67,390 State rank: 37 Population change: 2000-20005 2.70%; 1990-2000 10.50% Population 2000: 65,632 (White 91.40%; Black or African American 4.20%; Hispanic or Latino 3.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.50%). Foreign born: 3.00%. Median age: 38.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,516; median household $34,258; Population below poverty level: 11.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,625-$24,633
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 24.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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