Wilson, NC
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Wilson is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 49,643 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Wilson is the 18th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wilson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 office and administrative support (12.06%), sales jobs (10.76%), and management occupations (8.60%).

The citizens of Wilson are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.54% of adults in Wilson having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wilson in 2010 was $21,593, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,372 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. Important ancestries of people in Wilson include German, Irish, Scottish, and European.

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