Wilkes County is located in north-eastern Georgia. The County Seat is Washington and the largest city is Washington. The Official Web Site is located at http://georgia.gov/cities-counties/wilkes-county. The 2014 population estimate is 9,940 and the 2010 census population was 10,593. The land area is 469.49 square miles and there are 22.6 persons per square mile.
55% of the population is White, 42.6% is Black or African American, 3.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 76.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $95,200, there are 4,083 households, an average of 2.47 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,120, the median household income is $28,983, and 27.3% of the persons in Wilkes County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 732. Retail sales (in $1000) were $73,407, and sales per capita were $7,168.
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