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 2010 census, the population was 69,340.[2] Its county seat is Wilkesboro.[3]

Wilkes County
Historic Wilkes County Courthouse
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′N 81°10′W / 36.2°N 81.17°W / 36.2; -81.17
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forJohn Wilkes
Largest townNorth Wilkesboro
 • Total757 sq mi (1,960 km2)
 • Land754 sq mi (1,950 km2)
 • Water2.6 sq mi (7 km2)  0.3%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density92/sq mi (36/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th


  1. Fausset, Richard (25 May 2016). "Feeling Let Down and Left Behind, With Little Hope for Better". nytimes.com. The New York Times. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  2. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.