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Wilson, North Carolina

Wilson is a city located in Wilson County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 44,405. It is the county seat of Wilson County6.


\nWilson is located at 35°43'52" North, 77°55'25" West (35.731093, -77.923509)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 60.7 km² (23.4 mi²). 60.3 km² (23.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.64% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 44,405 people, 17,296 households, and 11,328 families residing in the city. The population density is 736.1/km² (1,906.9/mi²). There are 18,660 housing units at an average density of 309.3/km² (801.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 46.67% White, 47.53% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.89% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. 7.29% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 17,296 households out of which 31.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% are married couples living together, 19.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% are non-families. 29.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 3.06. In the city the population is spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.1 males. The median income for a household in the city is $31,169, and the median income for a family is $41,041. Males have a median income of $30,682 versus $22,363 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,813. 21.6% of the population and 16.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 29.5% are under the age of 18 and 20.4% are 65 or older.