Wilson, Texas

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Wilson, Texas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Wilson Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
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Top 10% Wilson Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Wilson, Texas

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Senior Citizens 2 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2
Age of the Population 2 3
Female Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 8
Portion of People Married 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 5
Median Family Income 2 3
People Above Poverty 1 2
People in Middle Class or Better 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Housing Recently Built 5 2
People Living Alone 2 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Wilson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles SE of Lubbock, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 258 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas
County Lynn
Standard Zip Codes 79381
Phone Area Codes 806
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.316
Longitude -101.723

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 TAHOKA
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 53 F
Apr Temp 44 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 76 F
Annual Precip 20.4 inches
Station POST
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 54 F
Apr Temp 47 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 21.2 inches
Distance 35.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 53 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 93 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
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Wilson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 532 100%
Male 271 50.9%
Female 261 49.1%
Under 18 171 32.1%
18+ 361 67.9%
65+ 58 10.9%
Median Age 32.3
Average Family Size 3.41
White 386 72.6%
African-American 5 0.9%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 118 22.2%
Mixed Race 23 4.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 295 55.5%

Estimated Wilson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 501
Growth -31
Growth % -5.8%

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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.7%
German 15.1%
Irish 7.6%
English 6.3%
US/American 3.9%
Italian 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
European 0.8%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Lebanese 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wilson 532 $32,000
Lubbock 199,564 $41,418
New Home 320 $42,083
Ransom Canyon 1,011 $85,944
Slaton 6,109 $31,224
Tahoka 2,910 $30,200
Wolfforth 2,554 $40,694
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Wilson High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 182 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

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