Wilson, Arkansas

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Wilson, Arkansas

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High Points

Wilson strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arkansas):

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Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 10% Wilson Well-Paid Single Women
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Wilson Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 17% Wilson Low Rate of Poverty
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Wilson Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Wilson, Arkansas

Comparing Wilson to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arkansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Racial Diversity 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 3
Age of the Population 5 7
Well-Paid Single Men 3 7
Senior Citizens 3 3
Male Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 7
Portion of People Married 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 9
Median Family Income 5 8
College Educated Adults 5 6
People in Middle Class or Better 4 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 4
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 8
Affordability of Rents 8 8
Housing Recently Built 7 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
People Living Alone 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3

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Wilson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 29 miles N of Memphis, Tennessee
County Mississippi
Standard Zip Codes 72395
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.568
Longitude -90.041

Wilson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station KEISER
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 45 F
Apr Temp 49 to 71 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.5 inches
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 45 F
Apr Temp 51 to 71 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 73 F
Annual Precip 50.3 inches
Distance 41.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 50 to 69 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 49.4 inches
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Wilson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 939 100%
Male 420 44.7%
Female 519 55.3%
Under 18 266 28.3%
18+ 673 71.7%
65+ 115 12.2%
Median Age 36.9
Average Family Size 3.07
White 688 73.3%
African-American 247 26.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 3 0.3%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1%

Estimated Wilson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 854
Growth -85
Growth % -9.1%

Wilson Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.2%
US/American 26.8%
Irish 12.9%
English 7%
European 4.8%
German 4.4%
Dutch 1.6%
Norwegian 1.2%
Scottish 0.9%
British 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Slovak 0.6%
Polish 0.5%
Italian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wilson 939 $38,971
Bassett 168 $32,813
Dyess 515 $26,447
Joiner 540 $30,000
Keiser 808 $36,940
Luxora 1,317 $23,906
Osceola 8,875 $26,588
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Wilson High Schools (2004)

1700 W. STATE HWY. 14
Serves 386 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.4

Wilson Colleges

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