Wilkes County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Wilkes County is a county located in the US state of North Carolina. As of the 2020 census, the population was 65,969.[1] Its county seat is Wilkesboro.[2]

Wilkes County
Old Wilkes County Courthouse
Old Wilkes County Courthouse
"Imperium Intra Imperio" (Latin)
(Empire Within Empire)
Map of North Carolina highlighting Wilkes County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°12′32″N 81°09′58″W / 36.208883°N 81.166095°W / 36.208883; -81.166095
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forJohn Wilkes
Largest communityNorth Wilkesboro
 • Total756.33 sq mi (1,958.9 km2)
 • Land753.68 sq mi (1,952.0 km2)
 • Water2.65 sq mi (6.9 km2)  0.35%
 • Total65,969
 • Density86.38/sq mi (33.35/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Wilkes County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.