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.

Wilson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.55%), sales jobs (10.49%), and management occupations (9.56%).

The population of Wilson overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Wilson, 23.57% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wilson in 2010 was $21,845, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,380 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 Irish, German, Scottish, and Italian.

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