Wilson, NC

Census Place

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2022 Population
47,767
0.307% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.8
1.84% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
23.9%
12.3% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$46,891
1.61% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$167,400
11.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
20,741
0.753% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wilson, NC had a population of 47.8k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $46,891. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wilson, NC declined from 47,914 to 47,767, a −0.307% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,146 to $46,891, a 1.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wilson, NC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (49.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (34.7%), Other (Hispanic) (7.89%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.03%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.86%).

None of the households in Wilson, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.9% of the residents in Wilson, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wilson, NC are Wilson Community College (450 degrees awarded in 2022), Barton College (278 degrees), and Mitchells Academy (8 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Wilson, NC was $167,400, and the homeownership rate was 49.9%.

Most people in Wilson, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Wilson, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wilson, NC is home to a population of 47.8k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.17% of Wilson, NC residents were born outside of the country (2.95k people).

In 2022, there were 1.41 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.5k people) in Wilson, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.6k White (Non-Hispanic) and 3.77k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2022 Citizenship
95.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.9% of Wilson, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wilson, NC was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wilson, NC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    23.5k ± 891
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.6k ± 881
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    3.77k ± 649
12.1%
Hispanic Population
5.8k people

In 2022, there were 1.41 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.5k people) in Wilson, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.6k White (Non-Hispanic) and 3.77k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.1% of the people in Wilson, NC are hispanic (5.8k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.17%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.95k people
6.75%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.23k people

As of 2022, 6.17% of Wilson, NC residents (2.95k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wilson, NC was 6.75%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    562 ± 151
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    541 ± 193
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    525 ± 177

Wilson, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wilson, NC employs 20.7k people. The largest industries in Wilson, NC are Manufacturing (3,502 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,066 people), and Retail Trade (2,917 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($143,191), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,234), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,014).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

20.7k
2022 Value
± 1,224
0.753%
1 Year growth
± 8.25%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wilson, NC grew at a rate of 0.753%, from 20.6k employees to 20.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wilson, NC, are Production Occupations (2,225 people), Management Occupations (2,154 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,141 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wilson, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

20.7k
2022 Value
± 1,224
0.753%
1 Year growth
± 8.25%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wilson, NC grew at a rate of 0.753%, from 20.6k employees to 20.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wilson, NC, are Manufacturing (3,502 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,066 people), and Retail Trade (2,917 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wilson, NC, though some of these residents may live in Wilson, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,066
Median earning men ± $1,964
$29,335
Median earning women ± $2,769

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,577), Public Administration ($68,125), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($63,287).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($62,974), Public Administration ($51,761), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,180).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Wilson, NC awarded 736 degrees. The student population of Wilson, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,182 male students and 1,868 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wilson, NC are White (355 and 49.1%), followed by Black or African American (229 and 31.7%), Hispanic or Latino (96 and 13.3%), and Unknown (19 and 2.63%).

The largest universities in Wilson, NC by number of degrees awarded are Wilson Community College (450 and 61.1%), Barton College (278 and 37.8%), and Mitchells Academy (8 and 1.09%).

The most popular majors in Wilson, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (142 and 19.3%), General Business Administration & Management (84 and 11.4%), and Registered Nursing (67 and 9.1%).

The median tuition cost in Wilson, NC for private four year colleges is $34,400.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Wilson, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 94.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,050 (38.8% men and 61.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,050 students enrolled in Wilson, NC, 38.8% men and 61.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,426 records, of which 58.2% were women and 41.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 132 degrees awarded
  2. 30 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wilson, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 132 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 450 degrees awarded
  2. 278 degrees awarded
  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wilson Community College with 450 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 261 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wilson, NC, which is 0.549 times less than the 475 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 355 degrees mean that there were 1.55 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 229 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($34,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($184) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wilson, NC was $167,400 in 2022, which is 0.594 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $150,000 to $167,400, a 11.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Wilson, NC is 49.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wilson, NC have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wilson, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wilson, NC is $46,891. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Wilson, NC was Census Tract 5.01 with a value of $100,000, followed by Census Tract 5.02 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $75,685 and $50,929.

Property

$167,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,789
$9,812
Median Property Taxes
±$755

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wilson, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

49.9%
Homeownership
2022
60.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 49.9% of the housing units in Wilson, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5.01
  2. Census Tract 5.02
  3. Census Tract 9

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wilson, NC was Census Tract 5.01 with a value of $100,000, followed by Census Tract 5.02 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $75,685 and $50,929.

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Household Income

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$46,891
Median Household Income
± $3,135
19.7k
Number of Households
± 1,149

In 2022, the median household income of the 19.7k households in Wilson, NC grew to $46,891 from the previous year's value of $46,146.

The following chart displays the households in Wilson, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wilson, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.78%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.04%)

In 2022, 82.2% of workers in Wilson, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.78%) and those who worked at home (5.04%).

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wilson, NC have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in Wilson, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wilson, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wilson, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wilson, NC (11.1k out of 46.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wilson, NC is Black, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

86.7% of the population of Wilson, NC has health coverage, with 35.6% on employee plans, 24.6% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.07% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wilson County, NC see 2272 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.97% increase from the previous year (2144 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2562 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 529 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,272 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wilson County, NC

Primary care physicians in Wilson County, NC see an average of 2,272 patients per year. This represents a 5.97% increase from the previous year (2,144 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wilson County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.8% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.1% were men and 54.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.3%
Uninsured
35.6%
Employer Coverage
24.6%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
1.07%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wilson, NC grew by 2.52% from 13% to 13.3%.

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