Wilkes County Planning Department

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Wilkes County Planning Department Contact Information

View Address, Phone Number, and Hours for Wilkes County Planning Department, a Building Department, at West North Street, Wilkesboro NC.

Wilkes County Planning Department
110 West North Street
Wilkesboro, North Carolina, 28697
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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About the Wilkes County Planning Department

The Wilkes County Planning Department, located in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

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Wilkes County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Wilkes County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Wilkes County Residential Housing Units
 Wilkes CountyNorth Carolina
Total Housing Units33,4124,521,697
Occupied Housing Units27,765 (83.1%)3,874,346 (85.7%)
Wilkes County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Wilkes CountyNorth Carolina
Single-Family Detached Homes18,886 (68.0%)2,564,031 (66.2%)
Single-Family Attached Homes218 (0.8%)163,294 (4.2%)
2 Apartments206 (0.7%)75,522 (1.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments398 (1.4%)105,369 (2.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments496 (1.8%)164,819 (4.3%)
10 or More Apartments677 (2.4%)315,258 (8.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing6,884 (24.8%)486,053 (12.5%)
Wilkes County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Wilkes CountyNorth Carolina
2014 or Later152 (0.5%)46,080 (1.2%)
2010 to 2013625 (2.3%)141,392 (3.6%)
2000 to 20093,332 (12.0%)802,896 (20.7%)
1980 to 19999,342 (33.6%)1,403,456 (36.2%)
1960 to 19798,786 (31.6%)885,693 (22.9%)
1940 to 19594,281 (15.4%)403,933 (10.4%)
1939 or Earlier1,247 (4.5%)190,896 (4.9%)
Wilkes County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Wilkes CountyNorth Carolina
1 Room174 (0.6%)47,603 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms1,995 (7.2%)306,266 (7.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms11,662 (42.0%)1,477,508 (38.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms9,509 (34.2%)1,236,163 (31.9%)
8 or More Rooms4,425 (15.9%)806,806 (20.8%)
Wilkes County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Wilkes CountyNorth Carolina
No Bedroom189 (0.7%)50,513 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom1,298 (4.7%)247,436 (6.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms22,360 (80.5%)2,813,482 (72.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms3,918 (14.1%)762,915 (19.7%)
Wilkes County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Wilkes CountyNorth Carolina
With Complete Plumbing Facilities27,726 (99.9%)3,862,027 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities27,580 (99.3%)3,852,011 (99.4%)