20.9% Poverty Rate in Wilkes County, North Carolina

Poverty Rate in Wilkes County, North Carolina

How does the Poverty Rate in Wilkes County, North Carolina compare to other counties in North Carolina?

North Carolina County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Wilkes County, North Carolina born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

20.5%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Wilkes County, North Carolina who were born citizens of the United States is 20.5%.

28.3%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Wilkes County, North Carolina who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 28.3%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Wilkes County, North Carolina born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Wilkes County, North Carolina have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 64,438 residents of Wilkes County, North Carolina who were born citizens of the United States, 13,226 (20.5%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 814 (28.3%) of 2,880 residents of Wilkes County, North Carolina who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Wilkes County, North Carolina

The Poverty Rate in Wilkes County is 20.9%.
Wilkes County is in North Carolina.
North Carolina Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Cricket 37.0%

1,997

Fairplains 21.9%

2,108

Hays 13.0%

1,716

Millers Creek 25.4%

1,560

Moravian Falls 16.5%

2,200

Mulberry 27.1%

2,087

North Wilkesboro 46.7%

3,856

Wilkesboro 22.3%

3,063

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2018 North Carolina Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for North Carolina in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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