Wilson, New York

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Wilson, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Wilson Walking and Biking to Work
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Wilson Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Wilson, New York

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 4
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Senior Citizens 7 8
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5
College Educated Adults 8 4
Median Family Income 6 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 8 7
Short Commute Times 4 6
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
People Living Alone 6 7
Affordability of Rents 4 8
Housing Recently Built 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 6

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Wilson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles NE of Niagara Falls, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles N of Buffalo, New York
County Niagara
Metro Area Buffalo - Niagara Falls
Standard Zip Codes 14172
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.309
Longitude -78.826

Wilson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 62 to 80 F
Oct Temp 43 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Station ALBION 2 NE
Distance 33.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
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Wilson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,213 100%
Male 584 48.1%
Female 629 51.9%
Under 18 292 24.1%
18+ 921 75.9%
65+ 210 17.3%
Median Age 41.4
Average Family Size 2.95
White 1,200 98.9%
African-American 4 0.3%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 5 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.5%

Estimated Wilson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,167
Growth -46
Growth % -3.8%

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
German 37.5%
English 17.2%
Irish 11.4%
Polish 7.1%
US/American 7.1%
Italian 4.7%
Scottish 2.8%
Hungarian 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.2%
Danish 1%
British 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
European 0.9%
Swedish 0.8%
Russian 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Austrian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wilson 1,213 $42,656
Lockport 22,279 $44,614
Middleport 1,917 $44,712
Newfane 3,129 $48,869
Olcott 1,156 $52,000
Ransomville 1,488 $53,239
Youngstown 1,957 $60,089

Wilson Public Libraries

Wilson Free Library
Wilson, New York
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Wilson High Schools (2004)

374-80 LAKE ST
A Title I School.
Serves 875 students.

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