Wilson County, Tennessee Population 2021

Wilson County, Tennessee's estimated population is 152,063 with a growth rate of 2.50% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Wilson County, Tennessee is the 11th largest county inTennessee. The 2010 Population was 114,677 and has seen a growth of 32.60% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021152,0633,7032.50%
2020148,3603,7032.56%
2019144,6573,7032.63%
2018140,9544,2633.12%
2017136,6914,1973.17%
2016132,4943,9583.08%
2015128,5363,3392.67%
2014125,1973,2072.63%
2013121,9902,8472.39%
2012119,1432,3432.01%
2011116,8002,1231.85%
2010114,67747,00269.45%
199067,67511,61120.71%
198056,06419,06551.53%
197036,9999,33133.72%
196027,6681,3505.13%
195026,3181,0514.16%
194025,2671,3385.59%
193023,929-2,312-8.81%
192026,2418473.34%
191025,394-1,684-6.22%
190027,078-70-0.26%
189027,148-1,599-5.56%
188028,7472,86611.07%
187025,881-191-0.73%
186026,072-1,371-5.00%
185027,4432,98312.20%
184024,460-1,012-3.97%
183025,4726,74236.00%
182018,7306,77856.71%
181011,9528,691266.51%
18003,2610.00%
2021 Growth Rate
2.50% (3,703)
County Website
Founded
October 26, 1799
County Seat
2010 Population
114,677
Growth Since 2010
32.60% (37,386)
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Wilson County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White119,95787.77%
Black or African American9,7577.14%
Two or More Races2,2741.66%
Asian2,2561.65%
Some Other Race1,9291.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native4660.34%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander270.02%
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Wilson County, Tennessee Population by Race

Wilson County, Tennessee Population Pyramid $2021

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Wilson County, Tennessee Median Age

40.4


Total

39.4


Male

41.1


Female

Wilson County, Tennessee Adults

There are 104,158 adults, (21,075 of whom are seniors) in Wilson County, Tennessee.

Wilson County, Tennessee Age Dependency

64.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilson County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

69,461

50.83%

Male

67,205

49.17%

Wilson County, Tennessee Population by Age

Wilson County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wilson County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female54.5%45.5%
Non Family62.1%37.9%
Male67.1%32.9%
All76.8%23.2%
Married86.6%13.4%

76.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wilson County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All49,6642.7276.8
Married30,8423.1586.6
Non Family11,8141.262.1
Female4,7613.3754.5
Male2,2473.467.1

3.12

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

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Wilson County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8883.08%
9th to 12th Grade5,0075.33%
High School Graduate27,21829.00%
Some College20,63221.98%
Associates Degree7,7268.23%
Bachelors Degree20,63121.98%
Graduate Degree9,76810.41%
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Wilson County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wilson County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White82,18576,18026,364
Black6,0535,4032,003
Hispanic2,7311,925725
Asian1,5631,259833
2+ Races989862427
Other Race79548494
Native American33732484
Islander2727

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.29%.

Wilson County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,082$52,790$37,471
Less Than 9th Grade$30,418$32,861$20,990
High School Graduate$34,637$40,176$27,371
Some College$42,535$52,714$35,932
Bachelors Degree$55,351$71,625$43,732
Graduate Degree$65,223$86,446$54,255

$44,082

Average Earnings

$52,790

Average Male

$37,471

Average Female

Wilson County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wilson County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Wilson County, Tennessee Language

93.89% of Wilson County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 6.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.95% of the population.

Wilson County, Tennessee Language

Wilson County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White114,9257,2516.31%
Black9,4531,97120.85%
Hispanic5,69166411.67%
Multiple2,24633614.96%
Asian2,2481677.43%
Other1,8961326.96%
Native4515812.86%

7.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.39%

Male Poverty Rate

8.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilson County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilson County, Tennessee is Black, with 20.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilson County, Tennessee is White, with 6.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.79%.

Wilson County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.01%
High School9.81%
Some College5.13%
Bachelors or Greater2.59%

Wilson County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed21.16%
Male Unemployed12.79%
Female Employed3.80%
Male Employed2.18%

Wilson County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wilson County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$75,991$93,387
Families$87,423$103,902
Married Families$97,247$113,349
Non Families$37,153$53,600
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Income by Household Type

Wilson County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.0%

Male Marriage Rate

58.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Wilson County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Wilson County, Tennessee 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 35-44.

Wilson County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Wilson County, Tennessee Marital Status

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8,999

Number of Veterans

8,154

Male Veterans

845

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,281
First Gulf War2,250
Second Gulf War1,849
Korea469
World War II169

Wilson County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 542,553
65 to 742,546
75+1,694
55 to 641,388
18 to 34818

Wilson County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,2298.89%
Black5097.13%
Hispanic36610.52%
2+ Races15613.59%
Other Race474.64%
Native American389.41%
Asian201.20%

Wilson County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Wilson County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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2.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilson County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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66.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.5%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Wilson County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Wilson County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Wilson County, Tennessee 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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54.65%

Born in Wilson County, Tennessee

95.06%

Native Born

4.94%

Foreign Born

2.45%

Non Citizen

2.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.06% of Wilson County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 54.65% having been born in Tennessee. 2.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wilson County, Tennessee 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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