Wilson County, NC Demographics

The total population of Wilson County is estimated to be 78,667 with 37,576 males (47.77%) and 41,091 females (52.23%). There are 3,515 more females than males in Wilson County.
The median household income in Wilson County was $51,179 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 648(1.28%) from $50,531 in 2020. This income is 68.60% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Wilson County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $63,071. Overall, the median household income for the county of Wilson County stands at $50,267.
In Wilson County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $39,674 for males and $26,949 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $51,429 for males and $41,182 for females.
In Wilson County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 4 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, White households have the highest median household income at $65,551, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $39,750.
In 2022, the population of Wilson County was 78,449, a 0.21% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Wilson County's population was 78,283, a decline of 0.66% compared to a population of 78,807 in 2020.
The median age in Wilson County, NC is 40.5, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 19.01% were under the age of 15, 18.81% aged 15 to 29, 43.87% aged 30 to 64, 16.42% aged 65 to 84, and 1.89% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Wilson County population: 48.40% are White, 39.81% are Black or African American, 0.37% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.09% are Asian, 6.99% are some other race and 3.34% are multiracial.