Wilson, Louisiana

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Wilson, Louisiana

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 2% trophy Wilson Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
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Top 13% Wilson Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Wilson, Louisiana

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Racial Diversity 8 3
Female Share of the Population 8 6
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Senior Citizens 2 1
Age of the Population 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 6
People Above Poverty 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 7
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
People Living Alone 4 4

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Wilson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles N of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana
County East Feliciana
Standard Zip Codes 70789
Phone Area Codes 225
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.92
Longitude -91.115

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 CLINTON 5 SE
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 59 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 63.1 inches
Station LIBERTY 5 W
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 58 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 79 F
Annual Precip 63.1 inches
Station AMITE
Distance 37.8 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 60 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 53 to 81 F
Annual Precip 65.7 inches
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Wilson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 668 100%
Male 314 47%
Female 354 53%
Under 18 227 34%
18+ 441 66%
65+ 58 8.7%
Median Age 29.6
Average Family Size 3.59
White 129 19.3%
African-American 533 79.8%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 3 0.4%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.7%

Estimated Wilson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 660
Growth -8
Growth % -1.2%

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) 75.6%
US/American 19.6%
English 1.5%
German 1.3%
Scottish 0.6%
African 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Irish 0.4%
Italian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wilson 668 $18,393
Clinton 1,998 $29,444
Jackson 4,130 $32,450
Norwood 337 $45,714
Slaughter 1,011 $46,932
St. Francisville 1,712 $54,333
Zachary 11,275 $57,389
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