Wilson's Mills, NC

Wilson's Mills, situated in Johnston County, is a small town made up of 3.7 square miles.

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February 1, 2018

Wilson's Mills received its charter in 1863.


The median resident age in Wilson's Mills is 28 years. The median estimated household income is about $46,000 making it about $4,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $16,000. The average price for a home in Wilson's Mills is about $112,000 (2016) which is $53,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $900 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Wilson's Mills is 49% White, 30% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 20% other. 75% of the population are high school graduates, with 1% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 55% are married, 7% are divorced, 1% are separated, 4% are widowed, leaving 33% that have never been married.

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Johnston County

Wilson's Mills belongs to Johnston County in the east-central part of North Carolina. The County, named for Governor Gabriel Johnston (1734-1752) has a population of 170,000 and is part of the Raleigh Metro Area. Smithfield, with a population of 13,000 is the county seat.

Johnston County was sliced from Craven County during the 1740's. Parts of the county were taken during the 1750's and 1770's to form Bladen, Granville, Orange, and Dobbs Counties. And, during the 1850's more land was allocated to help form Wilson County.

Today, Johnston County consists of 796 square miles. 791 being land with the other four square miles making up water.


The population of Wilson's Mills, NC is about 2,270. The population has increased seen a steady increase since 2000.


The elevation of Wilson's Mills, NC is 230 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Wilson's Mills, NC is 27593.

Area Code

The area code for Wilson's Mills, NC is 919.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Wilson's Mills and Johnston County have voted mostly Republican, with 63% going to Donald Trump during the 2016 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 64% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 33% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 3%.


The unemployment rate for Wilson's Mills is about 5% (2015), making it roughly equal to the state average. Construction and manufacturing make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Johnston News & Observer and JoCo Report are the primary newspapers that cover the Johnston County area.