Wilson, NC Demographics

The total population of Wilson is estimated to be 47,767 with 22,154 males (46.38%) and 25,613 females (53.62%). There are 3,459 more females than males in Wilson.
The median household income in Wilson was $49,880 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 1,012(2.07%) from $48,868 in 2020. This income is 66.86% 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 sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $57,658. Overall, the median household income for the city of Wilson stands at $49,880.
In Wilson, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $32,779 for males and $25,241 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $53,207 for males and $43,895 for females.
In Wilson, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 4 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $93,000, while Two or More Races households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $34,168.
In 2022, the population of Wilson was 47,606, a 0.07% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Wilson's population was 47,574, a decline of 0.60% compared to a population of 47,862 in 2020.
The median age in Wilson, NC is 38.1, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 19.89% were under the age of 15, 19.56% aged 15 to 29, 43.26% aged 30 to 64, 15.06% aged 65 to 84, and 2.23% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Wilson population: 39.58% are White, 48.35% are Black or African American, 0.43% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.36% are Asian, 7.34% are some other race and 2.94% are multiracial.