Wilson, NC

Wilson, situated in Wilson County, is a city made up of 23.4 square miles.

2018 Best Guide to Wilson, NC

January 30, 2018

Wilson, which was incorporated in 1849, is the county seat of Wilson County. Before receiving its current name, the town was known as Toisnot.

Demographics

The median resident age in Wilson is 39 years. The median estimated household income is about $37,000 making it about $13,000 less than the North Carolina average.

The estimated per capita is about $24,000. The average price for a home in Wilson is about $140,000 (2015) which is $125,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Wilson is 39% White, 48% Black, 3% Two or more races, and 10% other. 80% of the population are high school graduates, with 23% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 38% are married, 12% are divorced, 4% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 39% that have never been married.

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Wilson County

Wilson 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.

Population

The population of Wilson, NC is about 49,000. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1860s.

Elevation

The elevation of Wilson, NC is 108 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip codes for Wilson, NC are 27822, 27880, 27803, and 27896.

Area Code

The area code for Wilson, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Wilson and Wilson County have voted mostly Democrat, with 52% going to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous two or three elections.

As of 2010, 58% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 40% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Wilson is about 10% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, retail, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Wilson Times is the primary newspaper that covers the Wilson County area.


 

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