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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 47,606 people and 17 associated neighborhoods, Wilson is the 22nd largest community in North Carolina.

Also of interest is that Wilson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The citizens of Wilson are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.10% of adults in Wilson having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wilson in 2018 was $28,185, 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 $112,740 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 12.14% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wilson include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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