Wilson, Pennsylvania Population 2020

7,868

Wilson is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 7,868, it is the 105th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 3668th largest city in the United States. Wilson is currently growing at a rate of 0.24% annually but its population has decreased by -0.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,896 in 2010. Wilson reached it's highest population of 8,482 in 1970. Spanning over 1 miles, Wilson has a population density of 6,810 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wilson is $68,304 with a poverty rate of 8.30%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,049 per month, and the median house value is $125,100. The median age in Wilson is 36.6 years, 34.3 years for males, and 38.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.8 males.

Wilson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wilson was:

  • White: 82.13%
  • Black or African American: 9.60%
  • Two or more races: 5.25%
  • Asian: 1.49%
  • Other race: 1.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Wilson, Pennsylvania is 7,868, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,830.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,896.

Wilson, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,40282.13%
Black or African American7489.60%
Two or More Races4095.25%
Asian1161.49%
Some Other Race1111.42%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.12%

Wilson Population Pyramid 2020

Wilson Median Age

36.6


Total

34.3


Male

38.8


Female

Wilson Adults

There are 6,192 adults, (905 of whom are seniors) in Wilson.

Wilson Age Dependency

47.4

Age Dependency Ratio

17.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilson Sex Ratio

Female

4,108

52.70%

Male

3,687

47.30%

Wilson Households and Families

Wilson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wilson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male74.1%25.9%
Married68.1%31.9%
All58.4%41.6%
Female55.6%44.4%
Non Family44%56%

58.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,9802.5958.4
Married1,2653.268.1
Non Family9491.2344
Female5813.2955.6
Male1853.2674.1

3.07

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

8.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wilson Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2053.54%
9th to 12th Grade3806.57%
High School Graduate2,26939.24%
Some College1,31422.72%
Associates Degree3696.38%
Bachelors Degree86714.99%
Graduate Degree3796.55%

Wilson Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,1113,835811
Hispanic821574177
Black575575129
Multiple Races22016755
Asian10510574
Other Race552813
Islander9

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 70.48%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,086$43,735$28,207
Less Than High School$40,466$41,907$35,203
High School Grad$29,190$32,160$20,750
Some College$36,790$47,917$30,063
Bachelors Degree$38,719$46,250$37,560
Graduate Degree$66,776$88,929$44,301

$36,086

Average Earnings

$43,735

Average Male

$28,207

Average Female

Wilson Language

Wilson Language by Age

Wilson Language

83.87% of Wilson residents speak only English, while 16.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.89% of the population.

Wilson Poverty

Wilson Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,4204067.49%
Hispanic1,13720718.21%
Multiple386276.99%

8.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.46%

Male Poverty Rate

10.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilson is Hispanic, with 18.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilson is Multiple, with 6.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.68%.

Name Poverty
Some College12.09%
Bachelors or Greater9.86%
Less Than High School8.87%
High School4.12%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed58.65%
Male Unemployed12.62%
Female Employed4.54%
Male Employed0.00%

Wilson Income

Wilson Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$60,163$68,304
Families$69,442$74,894
Married Families$84,290-
Non Families$35,841$43,595

Wilson Marital Status

Wilson Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

40.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wilson Married by Age and Sex

Wilson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Wilson Marital Status by Race

Wilson Veterans

387

Number of Veterans

368

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam97
Second Gulf War76
First Gulf War59
Korea36
World War II4

$Wilson Veterans by Education

4.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilson Employment Status

72.7%

Labor Force Participation

67.3%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Wilson Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

54.47%

Born in Pennsylvania

89.75%

Native Born

10.25%

Foreign Born

5.22%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.75% of Wilson residents were born in the United States, with 54.47% having been born in Pennsylvania. 5.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,868190.24%
20197,849190.24%
20187,830230.29%
20177,807190.24%
20167,78890.12%
20157,779-41-0.52%
20147,820-9-0.11%
20137,829-30-0.38%
20127,859-13-0.17%
20117,872-25-0.32%
20107,8972150.28%
20007,682-148-0.19%
19907,8302660.35%
19807,564-918-1.14%
19708,482170.02%
19608,4653060.37%
19508,159-58-0.07%
19408,217-48-0.06%
19308,265-84-0.10%
19208,3490.00%