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Wilson County, NC&

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0.04% growth
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0.78% growth
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0.69% growth


The economy of Wilson County, NC employs 34,973 people. The economy of Wilson County, NC is specialized in Manufacturing; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 1.82; 1.57; and 1.19 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Wilson County, NC are Manufacturing (6,569), Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,492), and Retail trade (4,021), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($45,432), Finance & Insurance ($41,022), and Utilities ($36,830).

Median household income in Wilson County, NC is $40,260. Males in Wilson County, NC have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,771. The income inequality of Wilson County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Wilson County, NC. In Wilson County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 43 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,671. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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Wilson County, NC is home to a population of 81,617 people, from which 95.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Wilson County, NC is composed of 39,138 White residents (48%), 31,712 Black residents (38.9%), 8,029 Hispanic residents (9.8%), 1,471 Two+ residents (1.8%), and 626 Asian residents (0.77%). The most common foreign languages in Wilson County, NC are Spanish (6,602 speakers), Arabic (296 speakers), and Tagalog (224 speakers), but compared to other places, Wilson County, NC has a relative high number of Arabic (296 speakers), Gujarati (98 speakers), and French Creole (184 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Wilson County, NC awarded 651 degrees. The student population of Wilson County, NC is skewed towards females, with 182 male students and 469 female students. Most students in Wilson County, NC are White (365 and 56.1%), followed by Black or African American (203 and 31.2%), Hispanic or Latino (27 and 4.15%), and Unknown (20 and 3.07%). The largest universities in Wilson County, NC by number of graduates are Wilson Community College (349 and 53.6%), Barton College (286 and 43.9%), and Mitchells Hairstyling Academy-Wilson (16 and 2.46%). The most popular majors in Wilson County, NC are Registered Nursing (45 and 6.91%), General Business Administration & Management (44 and 6.76%), and Social Work (33 and 5.07%). The median tuition costs in Wilson County, NC are N/A for private four year colleges, and $26,670 and $26,670 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Wilson County, NC is $117,100, which is 0.57 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $116,300 to $117,100, a 0.69% increase. The homeownership rate of Wilson County, NC is 59.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Wilson County, NC have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wilson County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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