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The City of Wilson had a population of 50,332 as of July 1, 2017. Wilson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Wilson is located at latitude 35.7315 and longitude -77.9307 in Wilson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wilson (see map below) encompass a land area of 30.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.87 sq. miles. Wilson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 112 feet.

The City of Wilson (GNIS ID: 2405758) 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 City of Wilson is located within Township of Wilson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wilson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wilson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wilson: Hickory Grove, Tosnot Depot.

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


Total Population 50,332
Daytime Population: Workers 31,545
Daytime Population: Residents 31,152
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 62,697
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 48,880
Population in Familes 38,826
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,452
Population Density2 1,652
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $37,301
Average Household Income $54,796
Per Capita Income $22,274


Total Housing Units 22,311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,605 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,348 (46.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,358 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $137,884
Average Home Value $170,302


Total Households 19,953
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 12,644
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 0.32% 0.33%
Households 0.25% 0.28%
Families 0.09% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Wilson, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilson to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 19 98th
Population Density # 65 91st
Diversity Index # 93 87th
Median Household Income # 485 35th
Per Capita Income # 383 48th

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