Stokes County was founded in 1789 and is a member of the regional Northwest Piedmont Council of Governments. Stokes County is made up of several incorporated towns and many unincorporated towns. The incorporated towns include the City of King which is the largest municipality in the county with a population of 6,877 (15%), and Walnut Cove with a population of 1,355 (2%) and Danbury with a population of 183 (0.4%) and unincorporated parts of Stokes County and remaining parts of the county with a population of 37,052 or (81%). Stokes County Demographics shows the county population standing at 45,467.
The breakdown of population by age; under the age of five stands at 4.6%, persons under the age of 18 is 19.3%, person 65 years of age or older is 20.3% of the population (US Census, 2016). The majority of the population 60.4% is between the ages of 18-64 years of age. The median household income range from 2014-2018 was $46,169 compared to $52,413 for North Carolina. In Stokes County 12.1% of individuals live below the poverty level compared to North Carolina’s rate of 14%.
The community health assessment is conducted every four years to identify county health concerns and last took place in 2016. The community health assessment provides quantitative data, but the community’s input from the surveys and focus groups is constantly needed for program development and community health interventions. It is essential to determine what the community identifies as health concerns in order to truly improve the health of the community.
Community Health Assessment (CHA) Reports