Wilson County NC Information


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  1. Wilson County 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forWilson County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Wilson County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 84,306
Population in Households 82,769
Population in Familes 67,482
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,537
Population Density 229
Diversity Index1 68


Median Household Income $49,826
Average Household Income $60,668
Per Capita Income $23,862
Wealth Index3 56


Total Housing Units 36,809 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,300 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,716 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,793 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $130,221
Housing Affordability Index2 179


Total Households 33,016
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 21,999
Average Family Size 3
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.4% 0.42%
Households 0.35% 0.38%
Families 0.21% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   1.98%


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, 2019 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 # 34 67th
Population Density # 24 77th
Diversity Index # 10 91st
Median Household Income # 36 65th
Per Capita Income # 56 45th

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