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Overview

Introduction to Wilson, North Carolina

Wilson, North Carolina, in Wilson county, is 16 miles SW of Rocky Mount, North Carolina (center to center) and 40 miles E of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Wilson History

Wilson began like most other frontier towns where growth was very slow until it had a railroad. The Wilmington-Weldon Railroad was completed in 1845 which spurred remarkable development in Wilson. In January 1849, Wilson was officially established as a town after merging the villages of Hickory Grove and Toisnot Junction. It was named in honor of Louis D. Wilson, a legislator and soldier, who died fighting in the Mexican War.

Wilson and nearby Attractions

  • Arts Council of Wilson
  • Wilson Country Club
  • Putt Putt of Wilson?
  • Wilson County Senior Center
  • Wiggin Mills Reservoir

Things To Do In Wilson

Visitors and residents flock to the live events organized by The Arts Council of Wilson. These events are held at the historically significant Boykin Center downtown. The North Carolina Baseball Museum, near Fleming Stadium, is a must-visit place for baseball fans. Those interested in history should visit the African-American History Museum, located in the Freeman Round House. The Freeman Round House is a stone building which is a marvel of engineering.

Wilson Transportation

One can avail of air transportation from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Wilson Higher Education

Barton College and Wilson Technical Community College are the local centers for higher learning.

Demographics

People

Total Population49,558
Male Share of the Population45.9%
Female Share of the Population54.1%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+20,462
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married37.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.9%
Median Earnings25+$31,137
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,901
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,945

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,582
% Above Poverty Level74.6%
% Below Poverty Level25.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone34%
Median Gross Rent$722
Median House Value$134,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54.1%
English7%
German4.3%
Irish4.2%
Scottish1.6%
Italian1.3%
African1.1%
Arab0.7%
Swedish0.6%
West Indian0.5%
French Except Basque0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Polish0.4%
Liberian0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Guyanese0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
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Wilson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wilson County
Standard Zip Codes27893, 27896
P.O. Box Zip Codes27894, 27895
Phone Area Codes252
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.73
Approximate Longitude-77.92

Wilson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWILSON 3 SW
Distance2.4 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches
StationROCKY MOUNT 8 ESE
Distance18 miles
Jan Temp31 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationTARBORO 1 S
Distance24.2 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bailey515$60,417
Black Creek685$43,750
Lucama1,036$37,155
Saratoga570$55,938
Stantonsburg821$45,673

Wilson Public Libraries

Wilson County Public Library
249 NASH ST W
Wilson, North Carolina
(252) 237-5355

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Wilson Hospitals

Wilson Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1705 Tarboro St. Sw
(252) 399-8040

Wilson Public Schools

Toisnot Middle
1301 Corbett Ave N
ZIP: 27893
(252) 399-7973
Middle
Total Enrollment 467
Wells Elementary
1400 Grove St N
ZIP: 27893
(252) 399-7986
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Rock Ridge Elementary
6605 Rock Ridge School Rd
ZIP: 27893
(252) 399-7955
Primary
Total Enrollment 534
Charles H Darden Middle
1665 Lipscomb Road
ZIP: 27893
(252) 206-4973
Middle
Total Enrollment 358
John W Jones Elementary
4028 Highway 42 West
ZIP: 27893
(252) 265-4020
Primary
Total Enrollment 647
Wilson Early College Academy
902 Herring St
ZIP: 27893
(252) 246-1418
High
Total Enrollment 253
Margaret Hearne Elementary
300 W Gold St
ZIP: 27893
(252) 399-7925
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
Vinson-bynum Elementary
1601 Tarboro St Sw
ZIP: 27893
(252) 399-7981
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
Winstead Elementary
1713 Downing St Sw
ZIP: 27893
(252) 399-7990
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
Vick Elementary
504 N Carroll Street
ZIP: 27893
(252) 399-7886
Primary
Total Enrollment 345
Forest Hills Middle
1210 Forest Hills
ZIP: 27893
(252) 399-7913
Middle
Total Enrollment 613
James Hunt High
4559 Lamm Rd
ZIP: 27893
(252) 399-7930
High
Total Enrollment 1375
Sallie B Howard School
1004 Herring Avenue
ZIP: 27893
(252) 293-4150
Primary
Total Enrollment 824
Beddingfield High
4510 Old Stantonsburg Rd
ZIP: 27893
(252) 399-7880
High
Total Enrollment 868
Milton M Daniels Learning Cntr
723 Elvie Street
ZIP: 27893
(252) 399-7900
Other
Total Enrollment 55
Fike High
500 Harrison Dr N
ZIP: 27893
(252) 399-7905
High
Total Enrollment 1310
B O Barnes Elementary
1913 Martin L King Parkway
ZIP: 27893
(252) 399-7875
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Eastern Nc School For The Deaf
1131 Hwy 301 South
ZIP: 27893
(252) 237-2450
Other
Total Enrollment 65
Wilson Preparatory Academy
2755 Tilghman Road N.
ZIP: 27896
(252) 294-2533
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
New Hope Elementary
4826 Packhouse Rd
ZIP: 27896
(252) 399-7950
Primary
Total Enrollment 516

Wilson Private Schools

Wilson Christian Academy
1820 Airport Blvd
ZIP: 27893
Elementary
Total Enrollment 484
Greenfield School
3351 Nc Highway 42 W
ZIP: 27895
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 242
Community Christian School
5160 Packhouse Rd
ZIP: 27896
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 221
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