Wilson, NY
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Wilson is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,231 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Wilson is the 684th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Wilson was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Unlike some villages 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 village of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Wilson who work in office and administrative support (16.87%), management occupations (14.92%), and healthcare (11.55%).

In addition, Wilson is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Wilson is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The overall education level of Wilson is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.70% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wilson in 2010 was $29,945, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,780 for a family of four. However, Wilson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Wilson include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

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