Latest Data (2016)
Population 49,620
Nationwide Rank 761

Quick Facts

Wilson, North Carolina is the 761st largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Wilson, North Carolina is a city.

Wilson, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Wilson had its largest population ever.

Wilson, North Carolina's growth is about average. 51% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Wilson, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
751 Logan, Utah 50,676 18.6%
752 Plainfield, New Jersey 50,636 5.8%
753 Cerritos, California 50,555 -1.9%
754 Galveston, Texas 50,550 -12.1%
755 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 50,285 43.9%
756 Lakewood, Ohio 50,279 -11.0%
757 Poway, California 50,077 3.8%
758 Methuen, Massachusetts 49,917 13.5%
759 Troy, New York 49,702 0.9%
760 Azusa, California 49,628 10.7%
761 Wilson, North Carolina 49,620 10.1%
762 Bedford, Texas 49,528 4.8%
763 Stillwater, Oklahoma 49,504 26.0%
764 Downers Grove, Illinois 49,473 -0.4%
765 Apopka, Florida 49,458 77.8%
766 Summerville, South Carolina 49,323 74.4%
767 Monroe, Louisiana 49,297 -6.9%
768 Murray, Utah 49,230 8.0%
769 La Mirada, California 49,216 4.8%
770 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 49,206 -0.4%
771 Collierville, Tennessee 49,177 49.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
349 Greenville 91,495 45.7%
357 Concord 89,891 58.7%
360 Asheville 89,121 22.2%
459 Gastonia 75,536 11.7%
523 Jacksonville 67,784 3.0%
627 Chapel Hill 59,246 23.3%
676 Rocky Mount 55,466 -5.7%
688 Huntersville 54,839 109.7%
719 Burlington 52,709 14.7%
761 Wilson 49,620 10.1%
798 Kannapolis 47,839 27.9%
810 Apex 47,349 122.9%
931 Hickory 40,567 7.6%
943 Wake Forest 40,112 206.7%
997 Indian Trail 38,222 180.5%
1044 Mooresville 36,543 87.4%
1065 Goldsboro 35,792 -10.8%
1094 Monroe 34,818 27.1%
1119 Salisbury 34,001 11.1%
1145 Holly Springs 33,260 228.5%
1199 Matthews 31,495 36.4%
1254 New Bern 30,101 29.3%
1285 Sanford 29,128 24.1%
1300 Garner 28,776 52.8%
1315 Cornelius 28,515 101.2%
1381 Thomasville 27,030 10.2%
1406 Statesville 26,506 12.6%
1421 Mint Hill 26,236 51.8%
1428 Asheboro 26,141 17.7%
1440 Fuquay-Varina 25,865 215.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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