Latest Data (2018)
Population 49,329
Nationwide Rank 786

Quick Facts

Wilson, North Carolina is the 786th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Wilson, North Carolina is a city.

Wilson, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 Wilson had its largest population ever.

Wilson, North Carolina's growth is about average. 57% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Wilson, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
776 Azusa, California 49,958 11.4%
777 Mishawaka, Indiana 49,931 6.2%
778 Twin Falls, Idaho 49,764 42.3%
779 Kannapolis, North Carolina 49,761 33.0%
780 Poway, California 49,704 3.0%
781 Enid, Oklahoma 49,585 5.6%
782 Bedford, Texas 49,464 4.7%
783 Dunwoody, Georgia 49,459
784 Downers Grove, Illinois 49,387 -0.5%
785 Troy, New York 49,374 0.3%
786 Wilson, North Carolina 49,329 9.4%
787 Murray, Utah 49,308 8.2%
788 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 49,272 -0.2%
789 Beaumont, California 49,241 331.2%
790 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 49,229 0.7%
791 Portage, Michigan 49,216 9.5%
792 Texas City, Texas 49,153 17.7%
793 Lawrence, Indiana 49,046 25.4%
794 St. Louis Park, Minnesota 49,039 11.0%
795 Cypress, California 48,958 5.0%
796 San Jacinto, California 48,867 104.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
345 Concord 94,130 66.2%
350 Greenville 93,137 48.3%
354 Asheville 92,452 26.8%
455 Gastonia 77,024 13.9%
495 Jacksonville 72,896 10.8%
616 Chapel Hill 60,988 26.9%
671 Huntersville 57,098 118.3%
712 Rocky Mount 54,242 -7.7%
724 Apex 53,852 153.6%
726 Burlington 53,748 17.0%
779 Kannapolis 49,761 33.0%
786 Wilson 49,329 9.4%
879 Wake Forest 44,046 236.8%
946 Hickory 40,925 8.5%
984 Indian Trail 39,619 190.8%
1008 Mooresville 38,431 97.1%
1052 Holly Springs 36,749 263.0%
1101 Monroe 35,311 28.9%
1125 Goldsboro 34,234 -14.7%
1143 Salisbury 33,834 10.6%
1179 Matthews 32,635 41.3%
1252 Garner 30,502 61.9%
1270 New Bern 30,113 29.4%
1277 Sanford 29,917 27.5%
1283 Cornelius 29,748 109.9%
1304 Fuquay-Varina 29,200 256.1%
1372 Morrisville 27,453 393.0%
1388 Mint Hill 27,169 57.2%
1400 Statesville 27,042 14.9%
1421 Thomasville 26,635 8.6%
1461 Asheboro 25,844 16.3%
1529 Kernersville 24,767 31.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 49,329 786
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