Wilson County, North Carolina Population 2020

Wilson County, North Carolina's estimated population is 81,231 with a growth rate of -0.14% 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
202081,231-112-0.14%
201981,343-112-0.14%
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 by Race

Race Population Percentage
White41,59451.14%
Black or African American32,09439.46%
Some Other Race4,5205.56%
Two or More Races1,9692.42%
Asian6440.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native5140.63%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10.00%

Wilson County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Wilson County, North Carolina Median Age

40.6


Total

39


Male

41.6


Female

Wilson County, North Carolina Adults

There are 62,323 adults, (13,809 of whom are seniors) in Wilson County, North Carolina.

Wilson County, North Carolina Age Dependency

67.7

Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilson County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

42,974

52.84%

Male

38,362

47.16%

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
Married78.9%21.1%
All59%41%
Non Family51.1%48.9%
Male41.6%58.4%
Female34.9%65.1%

59.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,1282.4859
Married13,1893.0778.9
Non Family11,3981.1851.1
Female6,1063.434.9
Male1,4353.641.6

3.11

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wilson County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,1267.47%
9th to 12th Grade6,75412.22%
High School Graduate17,63131.91%
Some College10,82619.59%
Associates Degree5,0949.22%
Bachelors Degree7,68913.92%
Graduate Degree3,1325.67%

Wilson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,90825,4708,107
Black21,50116,3132,049
Hispanic3,8641,823353
Other Race2,206694161
Multiple Races51244058
Asian431348229
Native American2109910
Islander1

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.13%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,314$34,688$28,083
Less Than High School$20,257$20,623$18,519
High School Grad$27,065$30,054$23,681
Some College$32,270$40,348$27,432
Bachelors Degree$44,859$53,491$41,046
Graduate Degree$58,377$63,478$54,500

$31,314

Average Earnings

$34,688

Average Male

$28,083

Average Female

Wilson County, North Carolina Language

Wilson County, North Carolina Language by Age

Wilson County, North Carolina Language

89.58% of Wilson County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 10.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.52% of the population.

Wilson County, North Carolina Poverty

Wilson County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black31,5299,31729.55%
Hispanic8,1723,53143.21%
White37,5743,1878.48%
Other4,4292,15648.68%
Multiple1,92793948.73%
Native49729859.96%
Asian643375.75%
Islander11100.00%

21.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.54%

Male Poverty Rate

23.22%

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 5.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.47%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.38%
High School19.47%
Some College11.38%
Bachelors or Greater3.92%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.82%
Male Unemployed30.00%
Female Employed10.54%
Male Employed7.83%

Wilson County, North Carolina Income

Wilson County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,850$59,749
Families$54,864$70,859
Married Families$75,492$89,976
Non Families$24,525$36,404

Wilson County, North Carolina Marital Status

Wilson County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.3%

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

5,400

Number of Veterans

5,042

Male Veterans

358

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,001
First Gulf War1,203
Second Gulf War1,079
Korea365
World War II112
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,357
55 to 641,239
35 to 541,179
75+996
18 to 34629
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,7318.23%
Black2,52010.26%
Hispanic982.11%
2 or More9811.69%
Asian356.23%
Other160.57%

$Wilson County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

9.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilson County, North Carolina Employment Status

59.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Wilson County, North Carolina 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

76.86%

Born in North Carolina

93.84%

Native Born

6.16%

Foreign Born

3.94%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.84% of Wilson County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 76.86% having been born in North Carolina. 3.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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