Latest Data (2017)
Population 49,348
Nationwide Rank 776

Quick Facts

Wilson, North Carolina is the 776th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Wilson, North Carolina is a city.

Wilson, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Wilson had its largest population ever.

Wilson, North Carolina's growth is about average. 53% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Wilson, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
766 Smyrna, Tennessee 49,969 79.7%
767 Azusa, California 49,864 11.2%
768 Stillwater, Oklahoma 49,829 26.9%
769 Wylie, Texas 49,826 218.9%
770 Lacey, Washington 49,748 57.0%
771 Dunwoody, Georgia 49,609
772 Troy, New York 49,565 0.6%
773 Downers Grove, Illinois 49,540 -0.2%
774 Bedford, Texas 49,486 4.7%
775 Newark, Ohio 49,423 6.6%
776 Wilson, North Carolina 49,348 9.5%
777 Bentonville, Arkansas 49,298 142.7%
778 Murray, Utah 49,295 8.1%
779 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 49,247 -0.3%
780 Leander, Texas 49,234 482.7%
781 Twin Falls, Idaho 49,202 40.7%
782 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 49,192 0.6%
783 Mishawaka, Indiana 49,177 4.6%
784 La Mirada, California 49,095 4.6%
785 Cypress, California 49,064 5.2%
786 St. Louis Park, Minnesota 49,029 11.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
349 Greenville 92,156 46.7%
351 Concord 92,067 62.6%
353 Asheville 91,902 26.0%
456 Gastonia 76,593 13.2%
490 Jacksonville 72,447 10.1%
628 Chapel Hill 59,862 24.6%
672 Huntersville 56,212 115.0%
701 Rocky Mount 54,523 -7.3%
728 Burlington 53,077 15.5%
759 Apex 50,451 137.6%
776 Wilson 49,348 9.5%
791 Kannapolis 48,806 30.5%
903 Wake Forest 42,269 223.2%
939 Hickory 40,611 7.7%
990 Indian Trail 38,980 186.1%
1021 Mooresville 37,820 94.0%
1095 Holly Springs 35,223 247.9%
1098 Goldsboro 35,197 -12.3%
1099 Monroe 35,065 28.0%
1132 Salisbury 33,849 10.6%
1191 Matthews 32,117 39.1%
1282 New Bern 29,590 27.1%
1293 Sanford 29,313 24.9%
1297 Cornelius 29,191 105.9%
1309 Garner 28,858 53.2%
1347 Fuquay-Varina 27,906 240.4%
1399 Mint Hill 26,748 54.8%
1408 Statesville 26,657 13.2%
1411 Thomasville 26,615 8.5%
1423 Morrisville 26,461 375.2%
1451 Asheboro 25,863 16.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 49,348 776
2016 49,620 761
2015 49,643 761
2014 49,395 760
2013 49,628 753
2012 49,610 738
2011 49,356 734
2010 49,167 719
2009 48,723 728
2008 48,298 728
2007 47,508 732
2006 46,836 735
2005 46,553 734
2004 46,209 731
2003 45,978 728
2002 45,826 724
2001 45,176 721
2000 45,060 714
1990 39,056 698