Wilsons Mills, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wilsons Mills, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Wilson's Mills had a population of 2,462 as of July 1, 2016. Wilsons Mills ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wilsons Mills is located at latitude 35.5862 and longitude -78.363 in Johnston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wilson's Mills (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Johnston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 230 feet.

The Town of Wilson's Mills (GNIS ID: 2406893) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Wilson's Mills is located within Township of Wilson Mills, a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wilsons Mills population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wilsons Mills: Wilson.

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Wilsons Mills, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,462
Population in Households 2,214
Population in Familes 1,920
Population in Group Qrtrs 248
Population Density1 547
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 797
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 604
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 859 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 587 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 210 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $149,849
Average Home Value $171,976


Median Household Income $49,555
Average Household Income $58,699
Per Capita Income $20,674
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 2.21%
Households 0.96% 2.23%
Families 0.68% 2.03%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wilsons Mills, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilsons Mills to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 280 62nd
Population Density1 # 431 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 73 90th
Median Household Income # 209 72nd
Per Capita Income # 431 42nd

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