Wilson, NC

49,558 Population
30.5 square miles 1,626.4 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.5%
was 0.5%
 
Population Density
1,626.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
56.3%
was 55.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
6.9%
was 7.9%
 
Percent Under 18
24.1%
was 24.4%
 
Percent 65 and Over
16.0%
was 15.3%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
7.4
was 10
Ranked 21st Lowest in NC
Percent Living in Poverty
25.4%
was 25.9%
 
Median Household Income
$38,046
was $38,497
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
49.2
47.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
12.1
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
608.8
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,107.8
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
22,012
was 21,874
 
Median Rent
$722
was $725
 
Total Building Permits
58
was 75
 
Occupied Housing Units
19,717
was 19,619
 
Homeownership Rate
49.3%
was 50.2%
 
Single Family Building Permits
56
was 75
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
719.9
was 717.9
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
18.7%
was 18.7%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
2
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
2.7
was 3.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.2
was 1.5
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
95.0%
was 94.4%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
78.7%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.4%
was 98.8%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
80.3%
was 80.1%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
22.9%
was 22.5%
 

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