Wilson County, Texas

Wilson County: County in Texas, United States


Wilson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 42,918 and a population density of 20 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 52,023 inhabitants. Its county seat is Floresville. The county was created 164 years ago in 1859.

Wilson County is located in the southern region of Texas. As of the 2020 census, the population was 51,257 making it the 41st most populous county in the state. The county seat is Floresville.


Early days

Wilson County was established in 1860, shortly before the start of the Civil War. It was named after James C. Wilson, a Texas Revolutionary soldier. Floresville was designated the county seat in 1868.

20th century

In the first half of the 1900s, agriculture and ranching dominated the local economy. The population grew slowly but steadily. In the latter half of the century, growth increased more rapidly as more residents commuted to jobs in nearby San Antonio.



Cattle ranching and hay production are the main agricultural activities. The county has over 400,000 acres of farmland. Key products are beef cattle, coastal hay, and pecans.


Oil and gas extraction is a major industry, along with production of cement, steel, and fabricated metals. The county has sizeable deposits of oil, natural gas, and phosphates.


Some top attractions include:

  • The Floresville Peanut Festival - a popular annual event since 1938
  • Pearsall Park - large park with sports fields, trails, and swimming
  • Historic downtown Floresville with unique shops and eateries
Wilson County locator map
Location of Wilson County on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Wilson County

Population : 52,023 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
Different from : Wilson County, Wilson County, Wilson County
Area : 2095 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.6%
Land as percent of area : 99.4%
Named for : James Charles Wilson
Capital : Floresville
Establishment : January 01, 1860
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 18:51:41 (16th April 2024)
Density : 25 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 17.5% (2010-2020)
Wilson courthouse image
Wilson courthouse
Wilson courthouse image


Wilson County is located at 29°10'26"N 98°5'12"W (29.1740100, -98.0865700). It has 4 neighbors: Atascosa County, Bexar County, Gonzales County and Karnes County.

Wilson County map

The largest city of Wilson County is Floresville with a population of 8,144. Other cities include, Stockdale population 1,672 and La Vernia population 1,449. See all Wilson County cities & populated places.

Wilson County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Wilson County.

City Name Population Title
Floresville 8,144 City in Texas, United States
Poth 2,332 Town of the United States
Stockdale 1,672 City in Wilson County, Texas, United States
La Vernia 1,449 City in Wilson County, Texas, United States

Wilson County has 4 neighbours.

  • Floresville


The population of Wilson County increased by 17.5% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 42,918 - census
2011 43,667 1.72% estimation process
2012 44,353 1.55% estimation process
2013 45,217 1.91% estimation process
2014 46,145 2.01% estimation process
2015 47,178 2.19% estimation process
2016 48,212 2.14% estimation process
2017 49,211 2.03% estimation process
2018 50,196 1.96% estimation process
2019 51,070 1.71% estimation process
2020 52,023 1.83% estimation process

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People born in Wilson County (4)

People born in Wilson County, including athletics competitor Dusty Jonas, lawman Frank Hamer, actor John Wiley, .


Other places with the same name (4)

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