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Population (year 2000): 44,405. Estimated population in July 2005: 46,967 (+5.8% change)
Males: 20,783 (46.8%), Females: 23,622 (53.2%)

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Median resident age: 35.1 years
Median household income: $31,169 (year 2000)
Median house value: $94,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Wilson:

  • Black (47.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (43.9%)
  • Hispanic (7.3%)
  • Other race (3.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (11.3%), English (6.6%), German (3.7%), Irish (3.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%), Scottish (1.4%).North Carolina forum

Land area: 23.3 square miles

Wilson,

For population 25 years and over in Wilson

  • High school or higher: 69.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wilson city

  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 5.1%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

6.6% Foreign born (5.4% Latin America, 0.8% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +5,366 (+13.7%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Mount, NC Rocky (17.4 miles pop. 55,893).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Raleigh, (49.9 miles pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (351.5 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Creek, NC Black (6.6 miles City, NC (6.8 miles Elm NC (8.4 miles Lucama, Sims, NC (9.5 miles) , NC (11.1 miles Stantonsburg, NC (11.3 miles Sharpsburg, NC (11.4 miles Saratoga, NC (13.4 miles Eureka,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 207 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 1998: 296 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 1999: 309 buildings, average cost: $86,800
  • 2000: 285 buildings, average cost: $83,200
  • 2001: 281 buildings, average cost: $83,200
  • 2002: 237 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 2003: 237 buildings, average cost: $109,400
  • 2004: 315 buildings, average cost: $99,600
  • 2005: 253 buildings, average cost: $101,700

Latitude: 35.73 N, Longitude: 77.92 W

Area code: 252


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.9%), Educational,health and social services (21.1%), Retail trade (11.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,527 (+19.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 13,042 (68.9%)


 

Crime in Wilson by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 6 11 1 1 2 11
    per 100,000 13.5 24.8 2.3 2.3 4.5 24.8
Rapes 15 14 26 12 18 15
    per 100,000 33.8 31.5 58.6 27.0 40.5 33.8
Robberies 127 119 134 103 87 88
    per 100,000 286.0 268.0 301.8 232.0 195.9 198.2
Assaults 207 206 218 235 138 113
    per 100,000 466.2 463.9 490.9 529.2 310.8 254.5
Burglaries 804 704 650 687 552 596
    per 100,000 1810.6 1585.4 1463.8 1547.1 1243.1 1342.2
Thefts 1,882 1,747 1,760 1,918 1,688 1,755
    per 100,000 4238.3 3934.2 3963.5 4319.3 3801.4 3952.3
Auto thefts 235 253 146 191 184 160
    per 100,000 529.2 569.8 328.8 430.1 414.4 360.3
544.7 524.5 501.7 504.0 413.9 429.5

Average climate in Wilson, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wilson,

Wilson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 26% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.4 miles away from the Wilson city center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 tornado 31.9 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 149 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Freddie Bynum - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Oakland Athletics, born: Mar 15, 1980), Julius Peppers - 2005 NFL player (Carolina Panthers, born: Jan 18, 1980), Anthony Atkinson - College basketball player (Campbell Fighting Camels).

Main business address for: STANDARD COMMERCIAL CORP (WHOLESALE-FARM PRODUCT RAW MATERIALS).


Hospital/medical center in Wilson:
  • WILSON MEDICAL CENTER (1705 S TARBORO ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Wilson:
  • LIFECARE HOSPITALS OF NC (about 18 miles; ROCKY MOUNT, NC)
  • NASH GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; ROCKY MOUNT, NC)
  • CHERRY HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; GOLDSBORO, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wilson:
  • ROCKY MOUNT-WILSON RGNL (about 9 miles; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; ID: RWI)
  • SEYMOUR JOHNSON AFB (about 28 miles; GOLDSBORO, NC; ID: GSB)
  • KINSTON RGNL JETPORT AT STALLINGS FLD (about 37 miles; KINSTON, NC; ID: ISO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wilson:
  • WILSON INDUSTRIAL AIR CENTER (about 4 miles; WILSON, NC; ID: W03)
  • GOLDSBORO-WAYNE MUNI (about 20 miles; GOLDSBORO, NC; ID: GWW)
  • CRAFT AIR (about 25 miles; FARMVILLE, NC; ID: W38)

Amtrak station:
WILSON (401 E. NASH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Transit 6 $17,758 $35,516 3 $6,190
Gas Supply 21 $61,970 $35,411 0 $0
Streets and Highways 37 $120,260 $39,003 5 $4,576
Financial Administration 56 $180,873 $38,758 11 $17,466
Other Government Administration 33 $139,285 $50,649 3 $3,731
Police Protection - Officers 110 $397,550 $43,369 0 $0
Police - Other 23 $58,631 $30,590 12 $8,334
Firefighters 92 $324,167 $42,282 0 $0
Fire - Other 3 $9,928 $39,712 1 $221
Other and Unallocable 22 $67,100 $36,600 1 $1,512
Solid Waste Management 39 $107,530 $33,086 1 $496
Sewerage 66 $199,501 $36,272 1 $2,159
Parks and Recreation 29 $82,075 $33,962 100 $135,554
Housing and Community Development(Local) 11 $45,482 $49,616 0 $0
Water Supply 38 $127,655 $40,312 0 $0
Electric Power 73 $258,292 $42,458 2 $5,938
Totals for Government 659 $2,198,057 $40,025 140 $186,177
Colleges/Universities in Wilson:
  • BARTON COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,061; Location: P O BOX 5000; Private, not-for-profit; Website: jhemby@barton.edu)
  • WILSON TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 948; Location: 902 HERRING AVE; Public; Website: www.wilsontech.cc.nc.us)
  • MITCHELLS HAIRSTYLING ACADEMY (FT enrollment: 61; Location: 2620 FOREST HILLS RD STE A; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wilson:
  • PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,072)
  • EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 16,633)
  • NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY AT RALEIGH (about 49 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 23,918)
  • SHAW UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 2,299)
  • WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 4,754)
  • VANCE-GRANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 54 miles; HENDERSON, NC; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • MEREDITH COLLEGE (about 55 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 2,173)
Public high schools in Wilson:
  • JAMES HUNT HIGH (Students: 1,249; Location: 4559 LAMM RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • FIKE HIGH (Students: 1,158; Location: 500 HARRISON DR N; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BEDDINGFIELD HIGH (Students: 1,038; Location: 4510 OLD STANTONSBURG RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Wilson:
  • WILSON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 613; Location: PO BOX 3818; Grades: PK - 12)
  • GREENFIELD SCHOOL (Students: 335; Location: PO BOX 3525; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Wilson:
  • VINSON-BYNUM ELEMENTARY (Students: 683; Location: 1601 TARBORO ST SW; Grades: KG - 05)
  • NEW HOPE ELEMENTARY (Students: 681; Location: 4826 PACKHOUSE RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SALLIE B HOWARD SCHOOL (Students: 615; Location: 1004 HERRING AVENUE; Grades: KG - 08)
  • TOISNOT MIDDLE (Students: 596; Location: 1301 CORBETT AVE N; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WELLS ELEMENTARY (Students: 595; Location: 1400 GROVE ST N; Grades: KG - 05)
  • B O BARNES ELEMENTARY (Students: 572; Location: 1913 MARTIN L KING PARKWAY; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WINSTEAD ELEMENTARY (Students: 554; Location: 1713 DOWNING ST SW; Grades: PK - 05)
  • FOREST HILLS MIDDLE (Students: 551; Location: 1210 FOREST HILLS; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ROCK RIDGE ELEMENTARY (Students: 474; Location: 6605 ROCK RIDGE SCHOOL RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MARGARET HEARNE ELEMENTARY (Students: 464; Location: 300 W GOLD ST; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Wilson:
  • ST THERESE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 139; Location: 700 NASH N E; Grades: PK - 5)
Library in Wilson:
  • WILSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,358,182; Location: 249 WEST NASH STREET; 182,064 books; 1,931 audio materials; 2,173 video materials; 404 serial subscriptions)
 

Wilson compared to North Carolina state average:

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Wilson:
  • WLLY (1350 AM; 1 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: ESTUARDO VALDEMAR RODRIGUEZ AND LEONOR RODRIGUEZ, JT TENANTS)
  • WVOT (1420 AM; 1 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: KINGDOM EXPANSION CORPORATION)
  • WGTM (590 AM; 5 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WEED (1390 AM; 5 kW; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCATING CORPORATION)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGBR (1150 AM; 5 kW; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WGHB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA, INC.)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMPM (1270 AM; 5 kW; SMITHFIELD, NC; Owner: CAROLINA BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WRNS (960 AM; 5 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Wilson:
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFXK (104.3 FM; TARBORO, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRQM (90.9 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WRSV (92.1 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCATING CORPORATION)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSAY-FM (98.5 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WYMY (96.9 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPE (89.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORPORATION)
  • WYFL (92.5 FM; HENDERSON, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKIX (102.3 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W274AK (102.7 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZAX (99.7 FM; NASHVILLE, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKNS (90.3 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W276AX (103.1 FM; PRINCETON, ETC., NC; Owner: GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • W201BY (88.1 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Wilson:
  • WNCR-LP (Channel 20; WILSON, NC; Owner: ON THE MAP, INC.)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W66DK (Channel 66; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WHIG-LP (Channel 57; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: ACTION COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WHFL-LP (Channel 56; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: FREE LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)

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