Wilson, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 49,348 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +11.1%
 
Males: 22,243  (45.1%)
Females: 27,105  (54.9%)
Median resident age:

38.1 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 27896.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,805 (it was $31,169 in 2000)
Wilson:

$44,805
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,036 (it was $17,813 in 2000)

Wilson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $139,437 (it was $90,900 in 2000)
Wilson:

$139,437
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $174,875; detached houses: $181,250; townhouses or other attached units: $140,787; in 2-unit structures: $66,883; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $51,757; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $89,113; mobile homes: $91,087

Median gross rent in 2017: $783.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wilson: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.8%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.7% for Black residents, 36.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 69.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 35.5% for other race residents, 54.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wilson, NC (2017)
    • 24,26548.2%Black alone
    • 18,90737.6%White alone
    • 5,22710.4%Hispanic
    • 7821.6%Two or more races
    • 6631.3%Asian alone
    • 3490.7%Other race alone
    • 2110.4%American Indian alone

Races in Wilson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 140 registered sex offenders living in Wilson, North Carolina as of July 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wilson is 361 to 1.


Crime rates in Wilson by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(8.5)
1
(2.1)
5
(10.5)
1
(2.0)
4
(8.1)
6
(12.1)
5
(10.0)
4
(8.0)
6
(12.1)
5
(10.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(16.9)
13
(27.1)
5
(10.5)
6
(12.3)
9
(18.3)
8
(16.1)
3
(6.0)
5
(10.1)
8
(16.2)
N/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
55
(116.3)
91
(190.0)
64
(134.1)
71
(145.5)
80
(162.8)
71
(142.6)
69
(138.6)
89
(179.0)
83
(167.9)
75
(151.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
166
(351.1)
205
(427.9)
257
(538.5)
149
(305.3)
189
(384.7)
159
(319.3)
185
(371.6)
167
(335.8)
204
(412.6)
170
(344.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
561
(1,187)
494
(1,031)
493
(1,033)
637
(1,305)
642
(1,307)
675
(1,356)
666
(1,338)
434
(872.7)
471
(952.6)
408
(826.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,271
(2,688)
1,602
(3,344)
1,743
(3,652)
1,425
(2,920)
1,413
(2,876)
1,420
(2,852)
1,543
(3,099)
1,376
(2,767)
1,452
(2,937)
1,153
(2,336)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
95
(200.9)
108
(225.5)
98
(205.3)
81
(166.0)
96
(195.4)
117
(235.0)
112
(225.0)
91
(183.0)
108
(218.4)
158
(320.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
8
(16.9)
17
(35.5)
20
(41.9)
8
(16.4)
4
(8.1)
6
(12.1)
13
(26.1)
4
(8.0)
8
(16.2)
8
(16.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)342.2392.5412.1340.1378.8371.4376.4331.4371.7324.5

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City-data.com crime index in Wilson, NC

Crime rate in Wilson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 127 (111 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (12.7%), English (5.5%), European (2.2%), Irish (1.9%), Haitian (1.3%), German (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 130 feet

Land area: 23.3 square miles.

Population density: 2,119 people per square mile   (low).

Wilson, North Carolina map

3,858 residents are foreign born (5.7% Latin America).

This city:

7.8%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,649 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,418 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rocky Mount, NC (16.8 miles , pop. 55,893).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (40.9 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (331.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Elm City, NC (2.5 miles ),
Black Creek, NC (2.6 miles ),
Lucama, NC (2.8 miles ),
Sims, NC (2.8 miles),
Saratoga, NC (3.1 miles ),
Stantonsburg, NC (3.2 miles ),
Sharpsburg, NC (3.3 miles ),
Bailey, NC (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 35.73 N, Longitude: 77.92 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,472 (+23.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 12,601 (62.4%)

Area code: 252

Distribution of median household income in Wilson, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wilson, NC in 2017
Wilson satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 207 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 1998: 296 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 1999: 309 buildings, average cost: $86,800
  • 2000: 285 buildings, average cost: $83,200
  • 2001: 281 buildings, average cost: $83,200
  • 2002: 237 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 2003: 237 buildings, average cost: $109,400
  • 2004: 315 buildings, average cost: $99,600
  • 2005: 253 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2006: 229 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 2007: 248 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2008: 107 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2009: 71 buildings, average cost: $173,700
  • 2010: 65 buildings, average cost: $223,300
  • 2011: 46 buildings, average cost: $235,900
  • 2012: 75 buildings, average cost: $257,500
  • 2013: 56 buildings, average cost: $271,400
  • 2014: 62 buildings, average cost: $269,700
  • 2015: 64 buildings, average cost: $311,900
  • 2016: 54 buildings, average cost: $222,300
  • 2017: 133 buildings, average cost: $119,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Wilson, NC residents
Average permit cost in Wilson, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.5%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Wilson, NC
Historical housing units in Wilson, NC

Population change in the 1990s: +5,366 (+13.7%).
Most common industries in Wilson, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.9%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Health care (3.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Health care (14.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Wilson, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)

Average climate in Wilson, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Wilson, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 95.3. This is worse than average.

City:

95.3
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 3.09. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.09
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2007 was 35.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.7
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Wilson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/15/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.3 miles away from the Wilson city center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.9 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wilson-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.4 miles away from Wilson center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 233.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 289.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 80.5 miles away from Wilson center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 223.7 miles away from Wilson center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 116.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wilson County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wilson topographic map

Main business address for: STANDARD COMMERCIAL CORP (WHOLESALE-FARM PRODUCT RAW MATERIALS).

Hospitals in Wilson:

  • COMMUNITY HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (2860 WARD BLVD SUITE C)
  • LIFE, INC MCKEEL LOOP GROUP HOME (5910 FARMWOOD LOOP ROAD)
  • LIFE, INC RAVEN RIDGE GROUP HOME (4105 RAVEN RIDGE DR)
  • SKILL CREATIONS OF WILSON (2000 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR PARKWAY)
  • WILMED HOSPICE (1705 S TARBORO STREET)
  • WILSON MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1705 S TARBORO ST)

Nursing Homes in Wilson:

  • AVANTE AT WILSON (1804 FOREST HILLS RD BOX 7156)
  • BRIAN CENTER HEALTH AND REHAB (2501 DOWNING STREET SW)
  • LONGLEAF NEURO-MEDICAL TREATMENT CENTER (4761 WARD BOULEVARD)
  • NC SPECIAL CARE CENTER (WARD BLVD)
  • WESTWOOD MANOR NH (1804 FOREST HILLS ROAD)
  • WILMED NURSING CARE CENTER (1705 SOUTH TARBORO STREET)
  • WILSON PINES NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (403 CRESTVIEW AVENUE)

Dialysis Facilities in Wilson:

  • FOREST HILLS DIALYSIS (2693 FOREST HILLS ROAD)
  • WILSON DIALYSIS (1605 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE)

Home Health Centers in Wilson:

  • WILSON COUNTY HOME HEALTH (1801 GLENDALE DRIVE)

Airports located in Wilson:

Amtrak station:

WILSON (401 E. NASH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/Universities in Wilson:

  • Wilson Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,682; Location: 902 Herring Ave; Public; Website: www.wilsoncc.edu)
  • Barton College (Full-time enrollment: 1,027; Location: 200 ACC Drive NE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.BARTON.EDU; Offers Master's degree)
  • Mitchells Hairstyling Academy-Wilson (Full-time enrollment: 24; Location: 2616 Forest Hills Road; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.MITCHELLS.EDU)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wilson:

  • Nash Community College (about 18 miles; Rocky Mount, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,520)
  • Edgecombe Community College (about 23 miles; Tarboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,058)
  • Wayne Community College (about 23 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 3,174)
  • Johnston Community College (about 28 miles; Smithfield, NC; FT enrollment: 3,657)
  • Pitt Community College (about 32 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)
  • East Carolina University (about 33 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 23,943)
  • Mount Olive College (about 38 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)

Public high schools in Wilson:

Private high schools in Wilson:

  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 330, Location: 5160 PACKHOUSE RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • GREENFIELD SCHOOL (Students: 309, Location: 3351 NC HIGHWAY 42 W, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Wilson:

See full list of schools located in Wilson

Library in Wilson:

  • WILSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,492,600; Location: 249 NASH STREET W; 187,817 books; 2,522 audio materials; 4,696 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 301 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wilson: Wilson County Speedway (A), Happy Valley Country Club (B), Regency Plaza (C), Kings Plaza (D), Boulevard Plaza (E), Wilson Country Club (F), Wilco Industrial Park (G), Wiggins-Hadley House (H), Lucas-Barnes House (I), Wilkins-Walston House (J), A P Simpson House (K), Doctor William S Anderson House (L), Davis-Whitehead-Harris House (M), Judge H G Connor House (N), E L Jordan House (O), JR Boykin-Haywood Edmundson House (P), James Rountree House (Q), Wilson Theatre (R), Hotel Cherry (S), Longleaf Neuro - Medical Treatment Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Winoca Shopping Center (1), Gold Park Shopping Center (2), Brentwood Shopping Center (3), Wrenn Village Shopping Center (4), Parkwood Mall (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Wilson: STANDARD COMMERCIAL CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Wilson include: Jerusalem Church (A), Ascension Church (B), West Nash Church (C), Westmoreland church (D), Covenant Church (E), Saint Timothys Episcopal Church (F), Wilson Primitive Baptist Church (G), Saint Matthew Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Maplewood Cemetery (1), Rest Haven Cemetery (2), Evergreen Memorial Gardens (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Toisnot Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Wilson include: Forest Hills Park (1), Toisnot Park (2), Fleming Stadium (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Imagination Station - Science Museums of Wilson (224 Nash Street South) (1), Amf Westview Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1700 Ward Boulevard) (2), Fantasy Manufacturing (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1917B Poythress Road) (3), Autobuses Adame Tours Inc (Tours & Charters; 1613 Dartmore Drive North) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Econo Lodge Wilson (1815 US Highway 301 South) (1), Heart of Wilson Motel (501 Nash Street West) (2), Best Western Wilson (817 Ward Boulevard) (3), Comfort Inn Wilson (4941 US 264 West) (4), Best Western Lasammana (817A Ward Blvd) (5), Comfort Inn (4941 Us Highway 264 W) (6), Hampton Inn & Suites (5606 Lamm Road) (7), Affordable Suites of America (2023 Westwood Avenue West) (8), Deluxe Inn of Wilson (2617 US Highway 301 South) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Wilson County - Clerk Of Court- Criminal (115 Nash Street West) (1), North Carolina State - Court System- Magistrate Office (Courthouse) (2), United States Government - Bankruptcy Court- Bankruptcy Administrator's (1760 Parkwood Boulevard West) (3), United States Government - Bankruptcy Court- Clerk's Office (1760 Parkwood Boulevard West) (4), Wilson County - Clerk of Court- Civil (115 Nash Street West) (5), North Carolina State - Court System- Chief District Court Judge (115 Nash Street West) (6), North Carolina State - Court System- Juvenile Court Counselor (115 Nash Street West) (7), North Carolina State - Court System- Judge of Superior Court (115 Nash Street West) (8), North Carolina State - Court System- District Attorney (Courthouse) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: G. K. Butterfield - Politician, Freddie Bynum - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Oakland Athletics, born: Mar 15, 1980), Jentezen Franklin - Television evangelist, Julius Peppers - 2005 NFL player (Carolina Panthers, born: Jan 18, 1980), Randy Renfrow - Stock car racing driver, Rapsody - Rapper, William Hesmer - Soccer player, Anthony Atkinson - College basketball player (Campbell Fighting Camels), Austen King - Footballer, Ben Flowers - Baseball player.

Wilson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wilson and their reported violations in the past:

VICTORY LIFE CENTER (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 21 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
JEROME VICK MLC 4901 (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
THOMPSON CHAPEL PHC & FAMILY LIFE CENTER (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-03-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-03-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-03-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
MT ZION UNITED METH CHURCH (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-08-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
LIVING WATERS PENT HOLINESS CH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-06-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-06-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 21 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
GONZALOS BAILE MEXICANO (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
TAQUERIA GUERRERO (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-04-2012), St Boil Water Order (AUG-04-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-04-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-04-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-12-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-01-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-01-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-01-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-12-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-21-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-21-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-02-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-27-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In NOV-25-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-12-2012), St Formal NOV issued (APR-12-2012), St Public Notif requested (APR-12-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-12-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-30-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2008), St Formal NOV issued (APR-18-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-24-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010)
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
S. T. WOOTEN CORP (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wilson that have no violations reported:

  • HAPPY VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 230, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.1%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.0%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Wilson in 2010:

  • 756 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 417 people in college/university student housing
  • 167 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 67 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 44 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 43 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 19 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Wilson in 2000:

  • 792 people in nursing homes
  • 398 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 200 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 148 people in other group homes
  • 76 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with most branches in Wilson (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Belle Meade Branch, Wilson Main Branch, West Nash Street Branch, Medical Center Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: West Nash Road Branch, Parkwood Mall Teller Window Branch, Wilson Branch. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Heritage Bank: Forest Hills Branch at 1701 Forest Hills Road West, branch established on 1999/04/05; Wilson Branch at 2300 Nash Street North, branch established on 1990/05/21. Info updated 2011/07/11: Bank assets: $265.5 mil, Deposits: $228.1 mil, headquarters in Lucama, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Heritage Bancshares, Inc.
  • Cornerstone Bank: at 3710 West Nash Street, branch established on 2000/03/15; Wilson Mall Branch at 1435 Ward Boulevard, branch established on 2005/11/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $149.1 mil, Deposits: $129.9 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Cb Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Wilson Main Branch at 2816 Ward Blvd, branch established on 1988/06/30; Westpointe at 2801 Raleigh Road Parkway W, branch established on 1969/02/04. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Heritage Crossing Branch at 3401 Raleigh Road Parkway, Bldg 8, branch established on 1996/06/17. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Ward Boulevard Branch at 200 Forest Hills Road, branch established on 2001/07/20. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • KS Bank, Inc.: Wilson Branch at 2846 Ward Boulevard, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2006/07/21: Bank assets: $322.7 mil, Deposits: $246.6 mil, headquarters in Smithfield, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Ks Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Wilson Main Branch at 1600 South Tarboro Street, branch established on 1975/11/03. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Wilson:

Marital status in Wilson, NC
  • Never married: 33.2%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

For population 25 years and over in Wilson:

  • High school or higher: 80.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wilson
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wilson, NC (based on Wilson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,292101
Mainline Protestant9,84238
Black Protestant1,79122
Catholic1,5101
Other5872
None47,212-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Wilson County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Here:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Wilson County:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
Wilson County:

6.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wilson County:

31.4%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wilson County:

18.6%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wilson:

47.1%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.3%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wilson:

21.2%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.3%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Wilson:

6.7
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.7%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Wilson:

52.7%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.9%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wilson, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 115$563,527$58,80317$20,859
Financial Administration 105$553,412$63,2478$11,866
Firefighters 95$409,550$51,7330$0
Electric Power 74$374,544$60,7372$2,569
Water Supply 66$250,502$45,5462$4,271
Solid Waste Management 62$209,177$40,4860$0
Other and Unallocable 60$293,922$58,7840$0
Parks and Recreation 33$129,775$47,19187$53,471
Sewerage 30$110,756$44,3020$0
Gas Supply 27$123,991$55,1070$0
Other Government Administration 14$52,620$45,1030$0
Streets and Highways 14$82,845$71,0101$779
Police - Other 12$45,898$45,89811$5,186
Natural Resources 9$29,525$39,3670$0
Transit 7$25,805$44,2372$2,865
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$19,151$76,6040$0
Fire - Other 2$7,624$45,7441$1,291
Totals for Government 728$3,282,624$54,109131$103,157

Wilson government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,471,000 ($50.07)
    Electric Utilities: $1,791,000 ($36.29)
    Gas Utilities: $1,056,000 ($21.40)
    Sewerage: $233,000 ($4.72)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $141,000 ($2.86)
    Regular Highways: $98,000 ($1.99)
    General - Other: $97,000 ($1.97)
    Financial Administration: $85,000 ($1.72)
    Local Fire Protection: $72,000 ($1.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000 ($0.95)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $128,277,000 ($2599.44)
    Water Utilities: $15,682,000 ($317.78)
    Gas Utilities: $13,936,000 ($282.40)
    Police Protection: $12,225,000 ($247.73)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $9,779,000 ($198.16)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,204,000 ($166.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,889,000 ($119.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,012,000 ($101.56)
    General - Other: $4,514,000 ($91.47)
    Regular Highways: $4,124,000 ($83.57)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,938,000 ($79.80)
    Sewerage: $2,413,000 ($48.90)
    Transit Utilities: $2,092,000 ($42.39)
    Central Staff Services: $1,138,000 ($23.06)
    Financial Administration: $869,000 ($17.61)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $809,000 ($16.39)
    Public Welfare - Other: $612,000 ($12.40)
    General Public Buildings: $384,000 ($7.78)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $232,000 ($4.70)
    Air Transportation: $156,000 ($3.16)
    Parking Facilities: $101,000 ($2.05)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,153,000 ($23.36)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $110,000 ($2.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,108,000 ($22.45)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Air Transportation: $125,000 ($2.53)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $1,523,000 ($30.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $718,000 ($14.55)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $680,000 ($13.78)
    Police Protection: $601,000 ($12.18)
    Water Utilities: $306,000 ($6.20)
    Regular Highways: $275,000 ($5.57)
    Gas Utilities: $167,000 ($3.38)
    Financial Administration: $108,000 ($2.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $48,000 ($0.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000 ($0.89)
    Housing and Community Development: $26,000 ($0.53)
    Sewerage: $26,000 ($0.53)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($0.10)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $884,000 ($17.91)

Wilson government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $14,993,000 ($303.82)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $13,749,000 ($278.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,728,000 ($95.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,175,000 ($23.81)
    Other: $704,000 ($14.27)
    Parking Facilities: $39,000 ($0.79)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $338,000 ($6.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $275,000 ($5.57)
    General Local Government Support: $62,000 ($1.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $10,000 ($0.20)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($0.08)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.04)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,684,000 ($34.12)
    Donations From Private Sources: $350,000 ($7.09)
    Sale of Property: $119,000 ($2.41)
    Special Assessments: $42,000 ($0.85)
    Rents: $12,000 ($0.24)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $127,935,000 ($2592.51)
    Gas Utilities: $14,829,000 ($300.50)
    Water Utilities: $11,318,000 ($229.35)
    Transit Utilities: $92,000 ($1.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,877,000 ($139.36)
    Highways: $1,428,000 ($28.94)
    Transit Utilities: $691,000 ($14.00)
    Housing and Community Development: $500,000 ($10.13)
    Other: $137,000 ($2.78)
  • Tax - Property: $22,168,000 ($449.22)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,861,000 ($118.77)
    Motor Vehicle License: $232,000 ($4.70)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $205,000 ($4.15)
    Other License: $34,000 ($0.69)

Wilson government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,650,000 ($1816.69)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,985,000 ($1661.36)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,665,000 ($155.33)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $100,000 ($2.03)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $100,000 ($2.03)

5.28% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,793 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.28%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Nash County, NC  0.91% ($34,582 average AGI)
from Wake County, NC  0.46% ($35,948)
from Johnston County, NC  0.38% ($31,205)


5.34% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,880 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Nash County, NC  0.90% ($35,249 average AGI)
to Wake County, NC  0.65% ($47,661)
to Pitt County, NC  0.35% ($31,913)
Businesses in Wilson, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Long John Silver's2
AT&T1Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1Marriott1
Advance Auto Parts2Marshalls1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's1McDonald's5
AutoZone1New Balance1
Bath & Body Works1Nike7
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Payless1
CVS2Penske1
Chevrolet1PetSmart1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut2
Comfort Suites1Quality1
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos1
Cricket Wireless2RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid3
Dairy Queen1Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn1Rue211
Dennys1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts5Sleep Inn1
FedEx10Sprint Nextel2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Staples1
Foot Locker1Starbucks2
Ford1Super 82
GNC2T-Mobile3
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Goodwill1Target1
H&R Block4U-Haul4
Hilton1U.S. Cellular2
Holiday Inn3UPS14
Honda1Vans1
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York1Waffle House1
KFC3Walgreens2
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Wilson:

  • WLLY (1350 AM; 1 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: ESTUARDO VALDEMAR RODRIGUEZ AND LEONOR RODRIGUEZ, JT TENANTS)
  • WVOT (1420 AM; 1 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: KINGDOM EXPANSION CORPORATION)
  • WGTM (590 AM; 5 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEED (1390 AM; 5 kW; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCATING CORPORATION)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGHB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA, INC.)
  • WGBR (1150 AM; 5 kW; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WMPM (1270 AM; 5 kW; SMITHFIELD, NC; Owner: CAROLINA BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wilson:

  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFXK (104.3 FM; TARBORO, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRQM (90.9 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WRSV (92.1 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCATING CORPORATION)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSAY-FM (98.5 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WYMY (96.9 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPE (89.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORPORATION)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WYFL (92.5 FM; HENDERSON, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKIX (102.3 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W274AK (102.7 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZAX (99.7 FM; NASHVILLE, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W276AX (103.1 FM; PRINCETON, ETC., NC; Owner: GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • W201BY (88.1 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WKNS (90.3 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Wilson:

  • WNCR-LP (Channel 20; WILSON, NC; Owner: ON THE MAP, INC.)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • W66DK (Channel 66; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WHIG-LP (Channel 57; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: ACTION COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHFL-LP (Channel 56; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: FREE LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WARZ-LP (Channel 34; SMITHFIELD/SELMA, NC; Owner: WATERS & BROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Wilson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 196Number of bridges
  • 2,096ft / 639mTotal length
  • 1,613,240Total average daily traffic
  • 269,600Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Wilson, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 81920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 171950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 411970-1979
  • 91980-1989
  • 311990-1999
  • 682000-2009
  • 102010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wilson, NC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wilson)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 334 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Wilson, NC)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 127 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wilson)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Wilson)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 281. The highest number of fire incidents - 399 took place in 2007, and the least - 191 in 2017. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Wilson, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (46.0%), and Outside Fires (29.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wilson, NC
    • 2,19646.0%Structure Fires
    • 1,39529.2%Outside Fires
    • 83917.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 3407.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wilson, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wilson, North Carolina:

  • Days Inn, 1801 S Tarboro St, Wilson, North Carolina 27893 , Phone: (252) 291-2323, Fax: (252) 291-7696
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 5000 Hayes Pl, Wilson, North Carolina 27896 , Phone: (252) 234-7900
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Of Wilson, 5606 Lamm Rd, Wilson, North Carolina 27896 , Phone: (252) 291-0330, Fax: (252) 291-5331
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites-Wilson, 4915 Hayes Place W, Wilson, North Carolina 27893 , Phone: (252) 265-5660, Fax: (252) 265-5661
  • Candlewood Suites, 2915 Independence Dr W, Wilson, North Carolina 27896 , Phone: (252) 291-9494, Fax: (252) 399-0599
  • Country Inn & Suites, 4910 Hayes Pl, Wilson, North Carolina 27896 , Phone: (252) 281-5501, Fax: (252) 281-5507
  • Comfort Suites, 6415 Southern Village Dr, Wilson, North Carolina 27896 , Phone: (252) 265-8850, Fax: (252) 265-8855
  • Affordable Suites Wilson, 2023 Westwood Avenue W, Wilson, North Carolina 27893 , Phone: (252) 234-9090, Fax: (252) 234-9030
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wilson, North Carolina
Most common first names in Wilson, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James59769.4 years
William49670.4 years
Mary45378.1 years
John35572.8 years
Robert23769.1 years
Willie20769.7 years
Annie20377.9 years
George18972.1 years
Charles14369.3 years
Joseph13370.7 years
Most common last names in Wilson, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Barnes43671.4 years
Williams35071.2 years
Jones25870.2 years
Davis21474.4 years
Lamm19075.9 years
Taylor16671.4 years
Lucas15871.9 years
Smith15571.9 years
Joyner13971.1 years
Farmer12571.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wilson, NC
  • 60.7%Utility gas
  • 36.9%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wilson, NC
  • 67.3%Electricity
  • 30.1%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Other fuel


Wilson compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.

Wilson on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Robert Crook (14)
  • David Frasure (12)
  • Michael Allman (8)
  • Donnie Travis Prince (4)
  • Daniel R. Maclachlan (4)
  • Tracy Ray Hottovy (4)
  • Daniel Ray Maclachlan (4)
  • Bruce Embry (3)
  • James L. Lawrence (3)
  • Scott Ayers (3)

Total of 91 patent applications in 2008-2020.