Wilson County, North Carolina Population 2018

Wilson County, North Carolina's estimated population is 81,671 with a growth rate of 0.07% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wilson County, North Carolina is the 35th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201781,671540.07%
201681,6171840.23%
201681,433400.05%
201581,3932710.33%
201481,122-155-0.19%
201381,277-174-0.21%
201281,4512590.32%
201181,192-107-0.13%
201081,29915,23823.07%
199066,0612,9294.64%
198063,1325,6469.82%
197057,486-230-0.40%
196057,7163,2105.89%
195054,5064,2878.54%
194050,2195,30511.81%
193044,9148,10122.01%
192036,8138,54430.22%
191028,2694,67319.80%
190023,5964,95226.56%
189018,6442,58016.06%
188016,0643,80631.05%
187012,2582,53826.11%
18609,7200.00%

Wilson County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White41,325
Black or African American31,846
Some Other Race5,391
Two or More Races1,850
Asian627
American Indian and Alaska Native515
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander63

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Wilson County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Wilson County, North Carolina Median Age

40.3


Total

38.7


Male

41.5


Female

Wilson County, North Carolina Adults

There are 62,355 adults, (13,385 of which are seniors) in Wilson County, North Carolina.

Wilson County, North Carolina Age Dependency

66.7

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilson County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

42,991

52.67%

Male

38,626

47.33%

Wilson County, North Carolina Households and Families

Wilson County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wilson County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.9%19.1%
All59.9%40.1%
Male53.9%46.1%
Non Family51.1%48.9%
Female31.2%68.8%

59.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wilson County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,9422.5159.9
Married13,2183.1480.9
Non Family11,1971.251.1
Female5,9043.331.2
Male1,6233.4553.9

3.13

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wilson County, North Carolina Households

Wilson County, North Carolina Education

Wilson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,3407.89%
9th to 12th Grade6,54111.89%
High School Graduate18,45033.54%
Some College10,70519.46%
Associates Degree4,7668.66%
Bachelors Degree7,03512.79%
Graduate Degree3,1785.78%

Wilson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,33025,8037,727
Black20,82215,8272,059
Hispanic3,6811,560126
Other Race2,4817313
Multiple Races60247688
Asian382305193
Native American33520220
Islander4341

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 95.35%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 50.52%.

Wilson County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,892$33,529$27,976
Less Than High School$16,687$18,791$12,429
High School Grad$26,569$30,331$21,609
Some College$31,053$37,847$26,409
Bachelors Degree$45,380$51,200$41,335
Graduate Degree$52,319$57,246$51,028

$30,892

Average Earnings

$33,529

Average Male

$27,976

Average Female

Wilson County, North Carolina Language

Wilson County, North Carolina Language by Age

Wilson County, North Carolina Language

89.91% of Wilson County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 10.09% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.33% of the population.

Wilson County, North Carolina Poverty

Wilson County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black31,32610,12232.31%
Hispanic7,9723,54944.52%
White38,1993,2408.48%
Other5,3732,68649.99%
Multiple1,8151,03456.97%
Native50923646.37%
Asian626406.39%
Islander6323.17%

22.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.85%

Male Poverty Rate

24.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilson County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilson County, North Carolina is Multiple, with 56.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilson County, North Carolina is Islander, with 3.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.58%.

Wilson County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.75%
High School18.16%
Some College11.77%
Bachelors or Greater3.06%

Wilson County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.68%
Male Unemployed32.85%
Female Employed10.76%
Male Employed8.64%

Wilson County, North Carolina Income

Wilson County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,260$55,558
Families$50,559$65,421
Married Families$66,427$82,552
Non Families$23,731$34,660

Wilson County, North Carolina Marital Status

Wilson County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Wilson County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Wilson County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Wilson County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Wilson County, North Carolina Veterans

Wilson County, North Carolina Veterans by War

5,779

Number of Veterans

5,455

Male Veterans

324

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,331
First Gulf War980
Second Gulf War949
Korea512
World War II320

Wilson County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,474
55 to 641,251
35 to 541,244
75+1,152
18 to 34658

Wilson County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,1489.40%
Black2,52510.51%
Hispanic761.66%
2 or More354.35%
Asian326.12%
Other240.80%
Indian154.40%

Wilson County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

10.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilson County, North Carolina Employment Status

Wilson County, North Carolina Employment by Age

59.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.2%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

Wilson County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Wilson County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Wilson County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Wilson49196496204240.86%
Sharpsburg 20241995-29-1.43%
Kenly 1348149314510.76%
Elm City12981354564.31%
Lucama11361128-8-0.70%
Stantonsburg786784-2-0.25%
Black Creek769763-6-0.78%
Saratoga408406-2-0.49%
Sims28228310.35%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990