Wilson County, North Carolina Population 2019

Wilson County, North Carolina's estimated population is 81,567 with a growth rate of 0.24% 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
201881,455-112-0.14%
201781,5671970.24%
201681,370890.11%
201581,2812750.34%
201481,006-180-0.22%
201381,186-200-0.25%
201281,3862510.31%
201181,135-150-0.18%
201081,28515,22423.05%
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

Wilson County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

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

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

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 Education

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%.

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 non-English language spoken by the largest group 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%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.41%
High School17.23%
Some College11.42%
Bachelors or Greater3.06%
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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Wilson County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Wilson County, North Carolina Veterans

5,414

Number of Veterans

5,071

Male Veterans

343

Female Veterans

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

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

59.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

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%
  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