Wilson County, North Carolina Population 2022

Wilson County, North Carolina's estimated population is 83,028 with a growth rate of 0.50% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wilson County, North Carolina is the 36th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 81,294 and has seen a growth of 2.13% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18609,7200.00%
187012,2582,53826.11%
188016,0643,80631.05%
189018,6442,58016.06%
190023,5964,95226.56%
191028,2694,67319.80%
192036,8138,54430.22%
193044,9148,10122.01%
194050,2195,30511.81%
195054,5064,2878.54%
196057,7163,2105.89%
197057,486-230-0.40%
198063,1325,6469.82%
199066,0612,9294.64%
201081,29415,23323.06%
201181,155-139-0.17%
201281,3962410.30%
201381,189-207-0.25%
201481,007-182-0.22%
201581,2402330.29%
201681,307670.08%
201781,4361290.16%
201881,392-44-0.05%
201981,8014090.50%
202082,2104090.50%
202182,6194090.50%
202283,0284090.50%
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Wilson County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,72249.92%
Black or African American32,46439.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native4010.49%
Asian5160.63%
Some Other Race4,9286.04%
Two or More Races2,5483.12%
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Wilson County, North Carolina Population by Race

Wilson County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Wilson County, North Carolina Median Age

40.5


Total

38.5


Male

41.9


Female

Wilson County, North Carolina Adults

There are 62,830 adults, (14,810 of whom are seniors) in Wilson County, North Carolina.

Wilson County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilson County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

43,115

52.85%

Male

38,464

47.15%

Wilson County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Wilson County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.5%21.5%
All60.4%39.6%
Non Family51.1%48.9%
Male42.4%57.6%
Female37.1%62.9%

60.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wilson County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,9682.560.4
Married14,0223.0678.5
Male1,3503.8442.4
Female5,2833.4637.1
Non Family11,3131.2151.1

3.13

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Wilson County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,9897.16%
9th to 12th Grade6,35511.41%
High School Graduate18,08032.47%
Some College11,04319.83%
Associates Degree5,0659.10%
Bachelors Degree7,43813.36%
Graduate Degree3,7166.67%
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Wilson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wilson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian396321168
White28,78725,5808,056
Native American1396635
2+ Races1,044711122
Black21,85116,9862,382
Hispanic3,9621,893405
Other Race2,285885168

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.86%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.42%.

Wilson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,485$37,617$28,944
Less Than 9th Grade$21,157$22,008$19,129
High School Graduate$27,751$32,376$23,619
Some College$33,024$42,418$28,167
Bachelors Degree$45,022$53,166$43,361
Graduate Degree$61,659$80,103$53,977

$32,485

Average Earnings

$37,617

Average Male

$28,944

Average Female

Wilson County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wilson County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Wilson County, North Carolina Language

89.26% of Wilson County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 10.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.42% of the population.

Wilson County, North Carolina Language

Wilson County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native37228977.69%
Multiple2,5341,14545.19%
Hispanic8,5143,33639.18%
Black31,8168,26425.97%
White37,2583,2118.62%
Asian516397.56%
Other2,222NaN%

19.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.73%

Male Poverty Rate

20.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilson County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilson County, North Carolina is Native, with 77.69% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.25%.

Wilson County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.57%
High School19.17%
Some College11.29%
Bachelors or Greater5.45%

Wilson County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.53%
Male Unemployed28.25%
Female Employed7.10%
Female Unemployed30.96%

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

Wilson County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,594$61,143
Families$60,313$75,219
Married Families$77,624$91,825
Non Families$24,539$32,903
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Income by Household Type

Wilson County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Wilson County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Wilson County, North Carolina Marital Status

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5,241

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,114
First Gulf War1,297
Vietnam1,794
Korea199
World War II117

Wilson County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34597
35 to 541,163
55 to 641,139
65 to 741,352
75+990

Wilson County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6538.08%
Black2,4169.70%
Asian204.15%
Other Race190.63%
2+ Races1339.67%
Hispanic611.25%

Wilson County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Wilson County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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10.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilson County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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59.3%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

Wilson County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Wilson County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Wilson County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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76.26%

Born in Wilson County, North Carolina

94.13%

Native Born

5.87%

Foreign Born

3.71%

Non Citizen

2.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.13% of Wilson County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 76.26% having been born in North Carolina. 3.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wilson County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  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

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