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Wilson is a city in Wilson County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Louis Dicken Wilson, soldier and politician
[NOTE: This is not the only community in North Carolina named Wilson. For links to other places called Wilson, NC, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Wilson is 35.721N. The longitude is -77.915W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 108 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 45,921.


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Median household income
Local
$31,169
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wilson demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Hickory Grove
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 245. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 5.3 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 2 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 1988 movie, "Bull Durham"
· 1987 movie, "Summer Heat"
Local festivals include:
  • Wilson County Fair - Sept. 18-23, 2007
  • Whirligig Festival - Nov. 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wilson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Imagination Station Science Museum
Colleges and universities: Barton College, Wilson Technical Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 93

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Wilson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wilson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27896 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Wilson residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wilson ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wilson was $17,813, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Wilson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Wilson festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Wilson include East Wilson Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Wilson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $330.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $993.


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Libraries in Wilson include East Branch Library, Wilson County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Wilson include Wilson Daily Times

TV stations in Wilson include WRAY.

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Wilson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wilson political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Wilson workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wilson between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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NC communities formerly known as Wilson:
  �Yadkinville, Yadkin County

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