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Wilson is a city in Wilson County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Louis Dicken Wilson, soldier and politician
[NOTE: This is not the only community in North Carolina named Wilson. For links to other places called Wilson, NC, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Wilson is 35.721N. The longitude is -77.915W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 108 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 45,921.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wilson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wilson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27896 ZIP code.
5% of Wilson residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wilson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wilson was $17,813, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Wilson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Wilson include East Wilson Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Wilson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $330. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $993.
Libraries in Wilson include East Branch Library, Wilson County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Wilson include Wilson Daily Times
TV stations in Wilson include WRAY.
Wilson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wilson political report.
The average commute time for Wilson workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wilson between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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