Statewide Claims to Fame

Wilson is 12th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Wilson is 17th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Housing units

Wilson is 18th in North Carolina out of 132 other cities in Current population (2012)

Wilson is 18th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Households

Wilson is 19th in North Carolina out of 121 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Wilson is 20th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Size in square miles

Wilson, North Carolina Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Wilson Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 49,610 18th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 28.8 20th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,710.3 33rd 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Wilson Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 7.2% 57th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 25.3% 49th 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.1% 70th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Wilson Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 77.5% 114th 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 23.4% 78th 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Wilson Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 42.9% 133rd 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 47.9% 12th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 118th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.2% 86th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 86th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.7% 99th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 9.4% 47th 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 40.3% 132nd 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Wilson Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 53.4% 44th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 7.7% 49th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Wilson Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 21,870 17th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 31.6% 23rd 17.0% 25.9%
Households 19,365 18th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 50.6% 123rd 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $135,700 92nd $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.4 78th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Wilson Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $20,903 101st $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $36,539 98th $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 24.5% 28th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Wilson Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 4,356 19th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $953,660 21st $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $20,074 62nd $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $105,175 22nd $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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