Wilson County, NC

81,661 Population
368.1 square miles 221.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.8%
was 0.8%
Ranked 33rd Highest in NC
Population Density
221.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
56.7%
was 55.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
6.4%
was 8.1%
Ranked 14th Highest in NC
Percent Under 18
23.5%
was 23.3%
Ranked 13th Highest in NC
Percent 65 and Over
17.0%
was 16.7%
Ranked 19th Highest in NC

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
6.5
was 9.6
Ranked 28th Lowest in NC
Percent Living in Poverty
22.7%
was 19.0%
Ranked 39th Lowest in NC
Median Household Income
$40,260
was $41,204
Ranked 32nd Highest in NC
Gini Income Distribution
 
50
46.3
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,128
Ranked 35th Highest in NC
Patents per 100,000
6
Ranked 49th Highest in NC

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
Ranked 34th Highest in NC
Violent Crimes per 100,000
17.1
was 67.3
Ranked 63rd Highest in NC
Property Crimes per 100,000
166.5
was 968.6
Ranked 66th Highest in NC

 Housing

Total Housing Units
35,881
was 35,752
Ranked 35th Highest in NC
Median Rent
$707
was $731
Ranked 27th Highest in NC
Total Building Permits
105
was 116
 
Occupied Housing Units
30,897
was 32,324
 
Homeownership Rate
61.6%
was 60.0%
Ranked 32nd Highest in NC
Single Family Building Permits
103
was 116
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
97.6
was 97.1
Ranked 23rd Highest in NC
Rental Vacancy Rate
29.6%
was 21.0%
Ranked 18th Highest in NC
Multifamily Building Permits
2
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.5
Ranked 15th Highest in NC
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
3.0
was 3.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.3
was 1.4
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.2%
was 88.1%
Ranked 13th Highest in NC
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
83.8%
Ranked 22nd Highest in NC
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.8%
Ranked 1st Highest in NC

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
79.3%
was 78.8%
Ranked 37th Highest in NC
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
18.5%
was 20.5%
Ranked 30th Highest in NC

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