Walnut Cove, NC

Walnut Cove, situated in Stokes County, is a small town made up of 2.4 square miles.

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Walnut Cove was settled in the early 1800s. The town was incorporated in 1889.  


The median resident age in Walnut Cove is 43 years. The median estimated household income is about $35,000 making it about $13,000 less than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $19,000. The average price for a home in Walnut Cove is about $132,000 (2015) which is $28,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Walnut Cove is 65% White, 21% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 13% other. 80% of the population are high school graduates, with 15% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

44% are married, 14% are divorced, 1% are separated, 11% are widowed, leaving 30% that have never been married.

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Stokes County

Walnut Cove belongs to Stokes County in the northern part of North Carolina. The county, named after John Stokes, is part of the Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Stokes County has a population of 47,000 and the city Danbury, with a population of 200, is the county seat.

In 1789, Stokes County was formed from a part of Surry County. Half of Stokes County became Forsyth County in 1849. The Moratock Iron Furnace, located close to Danbury, was used during the Civil War for the Confederacy.

Stokes County borders Rockingham, Forsyth, Surry, Patrick (Virginia), and Henry (Virginia) counties.

Stokes County is made up of 456 square miles. 449 of which is land with the remaining 7 as water.


The population of Walnut Cove, NC is about 1,400. The population had been steadily decreasing since the 1960s, but it did see an increase during the 2000s.


The elevation of Walnut Cove, NC is 676 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Walnut Cove, NC is 27052.

Area Code

The area code for Walnut Cove, NC is 336.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Walnut Cove and Stokes County have voted mostly Republican, with 71% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 65% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 44% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for Walnut Cove is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average. Maintenance, production, and transportation make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Stokes News is the primary newspaper that covers the Stokes County area.


Homes for Sale
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Olympic Restaurant
Food Lion
China House
Salty Bay
Houses for Rent
Tuttle Hardware
Cove Grill
Red Rooster
Milanos Pizza
Hall Propane
Cove View
Capital Bank
Dodson Hotel
Watts Realty
South Stokes High School

Town of Walnut Cove NC
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