Wilson, NC
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Living in Wilson

Wilson is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 47,731 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Wilson is the 22nd largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities, Wilson isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wilson are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wilson is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wilson who work in sales jobs (11.81%), office and administrative support (9.64%), and management occupations (7.98%).

The education level of Wilson citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.84% of adults in Wilson have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wilson in 2018 was $24,286, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,144 for a family of four. However, Wilson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wilson is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wilson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wilson residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Wilson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.43% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wilson include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Wilson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.