Millers Creek, North Carolina

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Millers Creek, North Carolina
Location of Miller Creek, North Carolina
Location of Miller Creek, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°11′21″N 81°14′16″W / 36.18917°N 81.23778°W / 36.18917; -81.23778Coordinates: 36°11′21″N 81°14′16″W / 36.18917°N 81.23778°W / 36.18917; -81.23778
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Wilkes
 • Total 4.5 sq mi (11.6 km2)
 • Land 4.5 sq mi (11.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,437 ft (438 m)
Population (United States Census, 2010)
 • Total 2,112
 • Density 469.3/sq mi (182.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 28651
Area code(s) 336
FIPS code 37-43160[1]
GNIS feature ID 1021469[2]

Millers Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,112 at the 2010 census. West Wilkes High School, one of the four public high schools in Wilkes County, is located in Millers Creek.


Millers Creek is located at 36°11′21″N 81°14′16″W / 36.18917°N 81.23778°W / 36.18917; -81.23778 (36.189184, -81.237650).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.5 square miles (12 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 2,112 people, 892 households, and 621 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 469.3 people per square mile (182.1/km²). There were 1002 housing units at an average density of 222.7 per square mile (86.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.3% White, 0.9% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 3.1% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5% of the population.

There were 892 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

2014 Census Bureau data shows: the median income for a household in the CDP was $32,092 and the median income for a family was $39,975. Males had a median income of $42,314 versus $28,188 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,771. About 15.0% of families and 22.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.6% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.[1]

Notable people[edit]

Benny Parsons, a well-known NASCAR racer and winner of the 1973 NASCAR championship, was a native of Millers Creek. After retiring from racing, he became a popular racing analyst for the ESPN, NBC, and TBS television networks.


  1. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.