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Wilson County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2016: 81,661 (61% urban, 39% rural); it was 73,814 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,998
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,199
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 17,512
Renter-occupied apartments: 12,765 (it was 11,101 in 2000)
% of renters here:

39%
State:

33%

Land area: 371 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 220 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wilson County: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (22.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.3%), Retail trade (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Wilson County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (47.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (38.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (10.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years
Males: 38,874  (47.6%)
Females: 42,787  (52.4%)
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Wilson County,NC real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Wilson County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $39,036 ($33,116 in 1999)

This county:

$39,036
North Carolina:

$50,584

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $471 (lower quartile is $366, upper quartile is $569)
This county:

$471
State:

$670


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $121,100 (it was $79,300 in 2000)
Wilson:

$121,100
North Carolina:

$165,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,600 - $171,500

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $166,162
Here:

$166,162
State:

$235,833

Townhouses or other attached units: $97,333
Here:

$97,333
State:

$191,052

In 2-unit structures: $132,731
Here:

$132,731
State:

$221,545

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $83,404
Here:

$83,404
State:

$144,611

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $86,825
Here:

$86,825
State:

$188,356

Mobile homes: $71,903
Here:

$71,903
State:

$74,306
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,116
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $419

Institutionalized population: 1,007

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 73
  • Burglaries: 282
  • Thefts: 428
  • Auto thefts: 63
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 392 buildings, average cost: $86,900
  • 2001: 380 buildings, average cost: $85,600
  • 2002: 363 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 2003: 343 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2004: 465 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2005: 384 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2006: 368 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 2007: 389 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2008: 179 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2009: 142 buildings, average cost: $171,200
  • 2010: 121 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2011: 83 buildings, average cost: $209,000
  • 2012: 116 buildings, average cost: $228,700
  • 2013: 103 buildings, average cost: $238,300
  • 2014: 110 buildings, average cost: $245,200
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,361 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,171 (1.2%)

Wilson County household income distribution in 2013 Wilson County home values distribution in 2013 Wilson County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 22.7%
Wilson County:

22.7%
North Carolina:

15.4%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.6% for Black residents, 38.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.1% for American Indian residents, 1.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 44.5% for other race residents, 48.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.3 years old
(Males: 38.2 years old, Females: 41.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.9 years old, Black residents: 37.4 years old, American Indian residents: 27.3 years old, Asian residents: 41.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.1 years old, Other race residents: 26.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wilson County is $473 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $574 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $687 a month.

Cities in this county include: Wilson, Elm City, Lucama, Stantonsburg, Black Creek, Saratoga, Sims.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Wilson County: Camp Sapona (A), West Salisbury (B), Dukeville (C), Foxwood Golf Course (D), McCanless Golf Course (E), Bringle Ferry (F), Old Stone House (G), Amity Hills Farm (H), Lutheridge Farms (I), Rowan-Iredell Fire Station (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wilson County include: Henderson Grove Church (A), Immanuel Church (B), Knox Chapel (C), Knox Grove Church (D), Third Creek Church (E), Lebanon Church (F), Thyatira Church (G), Back Creek Church (H), Trading Ford Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethel Cemetery (1), Christiana Cemetery (2), China Grove Cemetery (3), Morgan Cemetery (4), Rowan Memorial Park Cemetery (5), Saint Peters Cemetery (6), Antioch Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Mirror Lakes (A), Hall Lake (B), Messinger Lake (C), Buck Ash Pond (D), Fiber Lake (E), Rowan County Wildlife Lake (F), Dan Nicholas Lake (G), Landis Water Reservoir Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Fork (A), Draft Branch (B), Crane Creek (C), Church Creek (D), Deals Creek (E), Back Creek (F), Cedar Creek (G), Withrow Creek (H), Walnut Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wilson County include: Kerr Mill Park (1), Dan Nicholas Park (2), Ellis Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Beckham County, Oklahoma , Cabarrus County , Madison County , Mecklenburg County , Sevier County, Tennessee , Roberts County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.4%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 3,210
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,191 (31.3% naturalized citizens)

Wilson County:

6.4%
Whole state:

7.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Wilson County population
  • 9292010 or later
  • 1,9312000 to 2009
  • 1,5411990 to 1999
  • 6661980 to 1989
  • 2231970 to 1979
  • 140Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.8%

Wilson County marital status for males Wilson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 23,411
  • One, attached: 590
  • Two: 2,422
  • 3 or 4: 2,136
  • 5 to 9: 1,021
  • 10 to 19: 399
  • 20 to 49: 260
  • 50 or more: 277
  • Mobile homes: 5,365

Housing units in Wilson County with a mortgage: 11,700 (135 second mortgage, 1,959 home equity loan, 99 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,332

Here:

61.1% with mortgage
State:

63.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wilson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,292101
Mainline Protestant9,84238
Black Protestant1,79122
Catholic1,5101
Other5872
None47,212-
Wilson County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
Wilson County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

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
This county:

6.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wilson County:

11.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Wilson County:

31.4%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.6%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Wilson County:

Average size of farms: 364 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $250,690
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $749.21
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.50%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $178,586
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 70.38%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $137,583
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.17%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.63
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.32%
Corn for grain: 5229 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5176 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 29909 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 29826 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,466 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 25 acres

Tornado activity:

Wilson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 4633222.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 2/25/1979, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wilson County-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 129.4 miles away from Wilson County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 232.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 288.7 miles away from the county 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 80.2 miles away from the county 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 222.7 miles away from Wilson County 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 117.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3380: October 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 3380, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4285: October 10, 2016, FEMA Id: 4285, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3327: August 25, 2011, FEMA Id: 3327, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4019: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4019, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1969: April 19, 2011, FEMA Id: 1969, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ophelia, Incident Period: September 11, 2005 to September 17, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3254: September 14, 2005, FEMA Id: 3254, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1490: September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: 1490, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 04, 2002 to December 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1448: December 12, 2002, FEMA Id: 1448, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • North Carolina Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 24, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1312: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1312, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (51%)
  • India (3%)
  • Haiti (3%)
  • Yemen (3%)
  • Guatemala (3%)
  • El Salvador (3%)
  • Nicaragua (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Wilson County


  • American (20%)
  • English (6%)
  • European (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • German (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Wilson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 32,978 (82.9%)
  • Carpooled: 3,629 (9.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 30 (0.1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,820 (4.6%)
  • Bicycle: 39 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 547 (1.4%)
  • Worked at home: 740 (1.9%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Wilson County, North Carolina 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)
  • 149 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 148 people in other group homes
  • 120 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 11 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Wilson County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 760 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
  • 56 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 46 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 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
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,413.

4.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,314 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.36% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($20,646 average AGI)
1.59% relocated from other states ($12,668 average AGI)
Wilson County:

1.59%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Nash County, NC  0.85% ($26,304 average AGI)
from Wake County, NC  0.33% ($31,755)
from Pitt County, NC  0.29% ($31,854)
from Johnston County, NC  0.29% ($34,370)
from Edgecombe County, NC  0.28% ($25,899)
from Wayne County, NC  0.24% ($30,029)
from Greene County, NC  0.10% ($17,893)


5.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,242 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($282 average AGI)
Wilson County:

0.05%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

3.67% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($22,702 average AGI)
1.59% relocated to other states ($10,259 average AGI)
Wilson County:

1.59%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Nash County, NC  0.83% ($34,624 average AGI)
to Wake County, NC  0.63% ($36,107)
to Johnston County, NC  0.31% ($35,586)
to Pitt County, NC  0.30% ($27,494)
to Edgecombe County, NC  0.24% ($20,176)
to Wayne County, NC  0.24% ($26,836)
to Greene County, NC  0.14% ($27,400)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2

Births per 1000 population in Wilson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Wilson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Wilson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wilson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Wilson County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wilson County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wilson County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wilson County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Wilson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 14,120 (10,783 aged, 3,337 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,180 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Wilson County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (890)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (811)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (545)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (440)
  • Unspecified dementia (429)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (392)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (356)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (308)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (255)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (241)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.31
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,807
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 289
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 60,242

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,510
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,158
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 62

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 126.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 74.5
  • Other - 51.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 105.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 66.9
  • Other - 38.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 81,661
  • In family households: 66,993 (8,584 male householders, 11,194 female householders)
    12,495 spouses, 26,072 children (23,908 natural, 642 adopted, 1,522 stepchildren), 1,787 grandchildren, 2,154 brothers or sisters, 1,894 parents, 1,066 other relatives, 1,747 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,000 (4,678 male householders (4,260 living alone)), 6,441 female householders (5,911 living alone)), 1,881 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,668

Size of family households: 9,378 2-persons, 3,353 3-persons, 3,688 4-persons, 1,997 5-persons, 974 6-persons, 388 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,171 1-person, 667 2-persons, 173 3-persons, 108 4-persons.

9,437 married couples with children.
7,620 single-parent households (1,630 men, 5,990 women).

89.7% of residents of Wilson speak English at home.
8.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (75% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 19% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $435,504,000 ($5,723 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $14,319,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $182,343,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $93,626,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,552,000
Federal grants: $133,180,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,208,000 ($3,512,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,596,000 ($3,960,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,706,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $28,960,000
Federal Government insurance: $115,464,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 5,630
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,855
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,422
Here:

+19 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -607
Here -8 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Wilson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.88 millions of gallons per day (6% from ground, 94% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.5

Year house built in Wilson County, North Carolina Note: State values scaled to Wilson County population
  • 4742014 or later
  • 9492010 to 2013
  • 4,5742000 to 2009
  • 6,2851990 to 1999
  • 6,6021980 to 1989
  • 6,2471970 to 1979
  • 4,3591960 to 1969
  • 3,9671950 to 1959
  • 8791940 to 1949
  • 1,5451939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wilson County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wilson County, North Carolina Note: State values scaled to Wilson County population
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 4643 rooms
  • 1,6274 rooms
  • 4,9695 rooms
  • 4,1996 rooms
  • 3,0467 rooms
  • 2,5688 rooms
  • 2,1599+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wilson County, North Carolina Note: State values scaled to Wilson County population
  • 4221 room
  • 2402 rooms
  • 1,6463 rooms
  • 3,7484 rooms
  • 3,3585 rooms
  • 9876 rooms
  • 8387 rooms
  • 5108 rooms
  • 1169+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wilson County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wilson County, North Carolina Note: State values scaled to Wilson County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 3311 bedroom
  • 2,9122 bedrooms
  • 12,3403 bedrooms
  • 2,7114 bedrooms
  • 7385+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wilson County, North Carolina Note: State values scaled to Wilson County population
  • 422no bedroom
  • 1,2651 bedroom
  • 5,1902 bedrooms
  • 4,3803 bedrooms
  • 5594 bedrooms
  • 495+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Wilson County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Wilson County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Wilson County population
  • 763no vehicle
  • 4,3301 vehicle
  • 7,6942 vehicles
  • 4,4483 vehicles
  • 1,1284 vehicles
  • 6695+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Wilson County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Wilson County population
  • 2,409no vehicle
  • 5,8271 vehicle
  • 3,1532 vehicles
  • 2123 vehicles
  • 2644 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

88.1% of Wilson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in North Carolina.

Wilson County:

88.1%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 63,524
  • Other state: 12,645
  • Northeast: 3,227
  • Midwest: 1,707
  • South: 6,864
  • West: 847
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wilson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 45.5%Electricity
  • 37.0%Utility gas
  • 14.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 67.1%Electricity
  • 25.5%Utility gas
  • 4.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 708
Here:

8.2%
North Carolina:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 321
Here:

5.7%
North Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 915
Here:

26.6%
North Carolina:

17.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Wilson County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $6,911,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,283,000
    Transit Utilities: $289,000
    Other Higher Education: $261,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $244,000
    Libraries: $215,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $88,662,000
    Water Utilities: $77,144,000
    Health - Other: $20,930,000
    General - Other: $17,219,000
    Other Higher Education: $14,869,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,090,000
    Police Protection: $4,134,000
    Liquor Stores: $3,810,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,407,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,100,000
    Financial Administration: $1,505,000
    Libraries: $1,434,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,348,000
    Sewerage: $891,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $434,000
    General Public Buildings: $220,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $157,000
    Air Transportation: $43,000
    Transit Utilities: $30,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,832,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $8,211,000
    Health - Other: $404,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $6,817,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $586,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $537,000
    General - Other: $436,000
    Police Protection: $369,000
    Other Higher Education: $260,000
    Transit Utilities: $119,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $117,000
    Central Staff Services: $51,000
    Health - Other: $41,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $17,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,000
    General Public Building: $15,000
    Libraries: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $96,374,000

Wilson County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $7,312,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,492,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,120,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,078,000
    Sewerage: $608,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $142,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,030,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,707,000
    Education: $901,000
    Water Utilities: $321,000
    Health and Hospitals: $287,000
    Transit Utilities: $233,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $443,000
    Water Utilities: $165,000
    All Other: $100,000
    General Local Government Support: $18,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,125,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,119,000
    Special Assessments: $378,000
    Rents: $58,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,045,000
    Liquor Stores: $4,191,000
    Transit Utilities: $136,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $82,784,000
    Water Utilities: $15,233,000
    Public Welfare: $12,596,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,591,000
    All Other: $1,154,000
    Housing and Community Development: $479,000
    General Local Government Support: $296,000
  • Tax - Property: $83,435,000
    NEC: $15,671,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,770,000
    Other License: $152,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $150,000

Wilson County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $101,554,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $92,435,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,118,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,400,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,900,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $500,000

Wilson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,044,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,648,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,900,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,993
  • Number of aged recipients: 435
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,558
  • Number of recipients under 18: 549
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,650
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 794
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,283
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,189
Wilson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Wilson County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Most common first names in Wilson County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James77869.8 years
William65570.5 years
Mary57677.7 years
John46272.4 years
Robert30569.0 years
Annie25978.0 years
George25872.2 years
Willie25470.5 years
Charles17669.5 years
Joseph17370.9 years
Most common last names in Wilson County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Barnes56471.8 years
Williams41771.6 years
Jones32169.6 years
Davis26374.2 years
Lamm23976.0 years
Taylor23770.6 years
Lucas21972.6 years
Joyner20271.7 years
Smith19372.3 years
Moore17275.5 years
Businesses in Wilson County, 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-Haul5
Hilton1U.S. Cellular2
Holiday Inn3UPS14
Honda1Verizon Wireless1
JCPenney1Waffle House1
Jones New York2Walgreens2
KFC3Walmart1
La-Z-Boy2YMCA1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Wilson County on our top lists:

  • #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+)"