Wilson County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 82,350
Population in Households 80,759
Population in Familes 65,968
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,591
Population Density1 224
Diversity Index2 67
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 32,508
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 21,763
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 36,366 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,055 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,453 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,858 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $151,794
Average Home Value $181,584
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,923
Average Household Income $52,383
Per Capita Income $20,719
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-20142014-2019
Population 0.32% 0.33%
Households 0.4% 0.35%
Families 0.21% 0.24%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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, 2014 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 33 68th
Population Density1 # 25 76th
Diversity Index2 # 10 91st
Median Household Income # 62 39th
Per Capita Income # 54 47th

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