Wilson County NC Information


Wilson County Subdivisions

Wilson County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 83,196
Daytime Population: Workers 38,550
Daytime Population: Residents 49,399
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 87,949
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 81,685
Population in Familes 66,563
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,511
Population Density2 226
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $39,546
Average Household Income $55,385
Per Capita Income $21,988


Total Housing Units 36,249 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,636 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,909 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,704 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $123,891
Average Home Value $155,577


Total Households 32,545
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 21,699
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.33% 0.33%
Households 0.25% 0.28%
Families 0.08% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.79%


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, 2017 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 Density # 25 76th
Diversity Index # 10 91st
Median Household Income # 59 42nd
Per Capita Income # 60 41st

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