### Housing Units By Status

#### Total Housing Units

Wilkes County has 33,065 total housing units. This is an increase of 3,804 units since the year 2000 when it had 29,261 total home units. It's an increase of 8,105 units since the year 1990 when it had 24,960 total units. There was an increase of 4,301 units between 1990 and 2000. Of the 33,065 total housing units, 85.77% are occupied units, and 14.23% are vacant housing units.

#### Total Occupied Housing Units

Wilkes County has 28,360 occupied housing units. This is an increase of 1,710 units since the year 2000 when it had 26,650 occupied homes. It's an increase of 5,339 units since the year 1990 when it had 23,021 occupied housing units. Wilkes County saw an increase of 3,629 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Wilkes County's 28,360 occupied housing units, 40.53% are occupied with a loan or mortgage home units, 25.59% are renter occupied home units, and 33.89% are occupied clear of any loan or mortgage housing units.

##### Renter Occupied Housing Units

Wilkes County has 7,257 renter occupied housing units. This is an increase of 1,379 units since the year 2000 when it had 5,878 renter occupied homes. It's an increase of 2,507 units since the year 1990 when it had 4,750 renter occupied homes. Wilkes County saw an increase of 1,128 units between 1990 and 2000.

##### Units Occupied with a Loan or Mortgage

There are 11,493 occupied with a loan or mortgage housing units.

##### Units Occupied Clear of Any Loan or Mortgage

Wilkes County has 9,610 occupied clear of any loan or mortgage housing units.

#### Total Vacant Housing Units

Wilkes County has 4,705 vacant housing units. This is an increase of 2,094 units since the year 2000 when it had 2,611 vacant housing units. It's an increase of 2,766 units since the year 1990 when it had 1,939 vacant housing units. Wilkes County saw an increase of 672 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Wilkes County's 4,705 vacant housing units, 21.91% are for rent home units, 1.17% are rented - but not occupied homes, 7.76% are for sale homes, 2.68% are sold - but not occupied units, 25.97% are for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use homes, 0.28% are for migrant workers housing units, and 40.23% are listed as vacant other units.

##### Vacant Units Listed For Rent

Wilkes County has 1,031 for rent housing units. This is an increase of 443 units since the year 2000 when it had 588 for rent housing units. It's an increase of 607 units since the year 1990 when it had 424 for rent units. There was an increase of 164 units between 1990 and 2000.

##### Rented, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

There are 55 rented - but not occupied housing units. This is a decrease of -154 units since the year 2000 when it had 209 rented - but not occupied homes.

##### Vacant Units Listed For Sale

There are 365 for sale housing units. This is an increase of 130 units since the year 2000 when it had 235 for sale homes. It's an increase of 174 units since the year 1990 when it had 191 for sale housing units. Wilkes County saw an increase of 44 units between 1990 and 2000.

##### Sold, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

Wilkes County has 126 sold - but not occupied housing units.

##### Vacant Units For Seasonal, Recreational, or Occasional Use

There are 1,222 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. This is an increase of 677 units since the year 2000 when it had 545 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. It's an increase of 832 units since the year 1990 when it had 390 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use homes. Wilkes County saw an increase of 155 units between 1990 and 2000.

##### Vacant Units for Migrant Workers

There are 13 for migrant workers housing units. This is an increase of 7 units since the year 2000 when it had 6 for migrant workers units. It's an increase of 2 units since the year 1990 when it had 11 for migrant workers home units. Wilkes County saw a decrease of -5 units between 1990 and 2000.

##### Vacant Units Listed as an Other Status

There are 1,893 listed as vacant other housing units. This is an increase of 865 units since the year 2000 when it had 1,028 listed as vacant other housing units. It's an increase of 1,071 units since the year 1990 when it had 822 listed as vacant other homes. Wilkes County saw an increase of 206 units between 1990 and 2000.