Wilson County, North Carolina Population 2019

Wilson County, North Carolina's estimated population is 81,671 with a growth rate of 0.29% 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
201781,6712380.29%
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
White41,379
Black or African American32,307
Some Other Race5,063
Two or More Races1,505
Asian634
American Indian and Alaska Native490
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Wilson County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

5001,0001,5002,0002,5003,0003,500 Male Population5001,0001,5002,0002,5003,0003,500 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Wilson County, North Carolina Median Age

40.4


Total

38.6


Male

41.5


Female

Wilson County, North Carolina Adults

There are 62,173 adults, (13,471 of whom are seniors) in Wilson County, North Carolina.

Wilson County, North Carolina Age Dependency

67.1

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilson County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

42,847

52.65%

Male

38,532

47.35%

Wilson County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Wilson County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.2%20.8%
All60.5%39.5%
Non Family52.7%47.3%
Male48.6%51.4%
Female34.8%65.2%

60.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wilson County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,0682.4960.5
Married13,7163.0979.2
Non Family10,8131.1652.7
Female6,0503.2934.8
Male1,4893.3548.6

3.09

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

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 Grade4,2597.74%
9th to 12th Grade6,37211.58%
High School Graduate18,12832.95%
Some College11,14720.26%
Associates Degree4,7718.67%
Bachelors Degree7,46513.57%
Graduate Degree2,8695.22%

Wilson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,98925,6727,677
Black21,17516,2932,189
Hispanic3,8291,583148
Other Race2,44066326
Multiple Races46737450
Asian426340235
Native American1889012
Islander1

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 55.16%.

Wilson County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,547$34,170$28,752
Less Than High School$17,386$18,853$15,287
High School Grad$27,122$30,246$23,638
Some College$32,539$39,304$27,028
Bachelors Degree$45,133$51,030$41,360
Graduate Degree$57,060$58,563$56,466

$31,547

Average Earnings

$34,170

Average Male

$28,752

Average Female

Wilson County, North Carolina Language

Wilson County, North Carolina Language by Age

Wilson County, North Carolina Language

89.46% of Wilson County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 10.54% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.76% of the population.

Wilson County, North Carolina Poverty

Wilson County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black31,7169,13828.81%
Hispanic8,1413,30540.60%
White37,6583,0728.16%
Other5,0332,16543.02%
Multiple1,47471148.24%
Native49028057.14%
Asian633416.48%
Islander11100.00%

20.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.81%

Male Poverty Rate

22.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilson County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilson County, North Carolina is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilson County, North Carolina is Asian, with 6.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.59%.

Wilson County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.41%
High School17.23%
Some College11.42%
Bachelors or Greater3.06%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed33.19%
Male Unemployed26.54%
Female Employed9.76%
Male Employed8.26%

Wilson County, North Carolina Income

Wilson County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,095$57,807
Families$52,533$67,602
Married Families$69,340$84,423
Non Families$24,671$35,554

Wilson County, North Carolina Marital Status

Wilson County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

42.3%

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


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Wilson County, North Carolina Veterans

Wilson County, North Carolina Veterans by War

5,414

Number of Veterans

5,071

Male Veterans

343

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,087
Second Gulf War1,070
First Gulf War961
Korea444
World War II196

Wilson County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,313
35 to 541,159
55 to 641,128
75+1,106
18 to 34708

Wilson County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,8038.44%
Black2,52310.33%
Hispanic521.11%
Asian335.98%
2 or More304.64%
Other250.82%

Wilson County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

8.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilson County, North Carolina Employment Status

Wilson County, North Carolina Employment by Age

59.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

8.1%

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