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Wilson County, North Carolina

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Table

Wilson County, North Carolina
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 78,784
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
78,369
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
78,784
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 78,784
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 81,234
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.0%
Female persons, percent
52.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
55.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
40.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
11.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
46.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 5,241
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 5.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 36,634
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 60.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $127,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,167
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $425
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $744
Building permits, 2021 343
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 31,968
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.50
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 88.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 10.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 82.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 76.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 81.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 20.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 10.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
16.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 59.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 56.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 414,417
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 103,477
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,017,730
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $12,496
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 21.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $44,594
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $24,656
Persons in poverty, percent
21.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 1,773
Total employment, 2020 32,464
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 1,384,130
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 2.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 4,916
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,529
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 859
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 280
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 223
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,061
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 117
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,139
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 214.3
Population per square mile, 2010 220.6
Land area in square miles, 2020 367.57
Land area in square miles, 2010 368.17
FIPS Code 37195
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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