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Wilson, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Wilson had a population of 50,951 as of July 1, 2019. 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 35.7213 and longitude -77.9155 in Wilson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wilson 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.

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

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Wilson, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wilson, NC Housing Affordability Index is 153
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Wilson, NC Wealth Index is 54
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 50,951
Population in Households 49,475
Population in Families 39,321
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,476
Population Density 1,640
Diversity Index1 68
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,054
Average Household Income $57,873
Per Capita Income $23,182
Wealth Index3 54

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 22,715 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,980 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,231 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,504 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $139,979
Housing Affordability Index2 153
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 20,211
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 12,799
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.37% 0.41%
Households 0.33% 0.38%
Families 0.19% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   1.75%

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, 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 # 20 97th
Population Density # 65 91st
Diversity Index # 100 86th
Median Household Income # 398 46th
Per Capita Income # 414 44th

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