Sims, NC

Sims, situated in Wilson County, is a small town made up of only .1 square miles.

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The median resident age in Sims is 30 years. The median estimated household income is about $50,000 making it about $2,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $22,000. The average price for a home in Sims is about $142,000 (2015) which is $18,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $650 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Sims is 71% White, 16% Black, 3% Two or more races, and 10% other. 84% of the population are high school graduates, with 23% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 62% are married, 9% are divorced, 7% are separated, 2% are widowed, leaving 20% that have never been married.

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Wilson County

Sims belongs to Wilson County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after Louis Dicken Wilson (a colonel in the Mexican-American War, and a state legislator from Edgecombe County), is part of the Wilson, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. In 1855, Wilson County formed from parts of Johnston, Nash, Wayne, and Edgecombe counties. Wilson County has a population of 81,230 and its largest city Wilson, with a population of 49,000, is the county seat.

Wilson County borders Nash, Pitt, Edgecombe, Greene, Wayne, and Johnston counties.

Wilson County is made up of 374 square miles. 368 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.


The population of Sims, NC is about 280. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990s.


The elevation of Sims, NC is 197 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Sims, NC is 27880.

Area Code

The area code for Sims, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Sims and Wilson County have voted mostly Republican, with 53% going to George W. Bush during the 2004 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous two or three elections, though the area has been voting Democrat in recent elections, with Barrack Obama taking 53% of the vote in the 2012 election.

As of 2010, 46% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 52% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Sims is about 9% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, construction, and food services make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Wilson Times and The Spring Hope Enterprise are the primary newspapers that cover the Wilson County area.


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