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Wilson is a town in Niagara County, in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Wilson. For links to other places called Wilson, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Wilson is 43.272N. The longitude is -78.813W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 344 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,840.
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30% of Wilson residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wilson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wilson was $19,654, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Wilson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wilson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $429. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $994.
Niagara County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wilson political report.
The average commute time for Wilson workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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