Wilson County NC Information


Wilson County Subdivisions

Wilson County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 83,022
Population in Households 81,454
Population in Familes 66,517
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,568
Population Density1 226
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 32,465
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 21,706
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 36,272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,794 (51.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,671 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,807 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $120,989
Average Home Value $151,622


Median Household Income $38,017
Average Household Income $52,213
Per Capita Income $20,753
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.22%
Households 0.25% 0.16%
Families 0.1% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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.


Wilson County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilson County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents 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 # 33 68th
Population Density1 # 25 76th
Diversity Index2 # 10 91st
Median Household Income # 61 40th
Per Capita Income # 67 34th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.