Wilson Buncombe County, North Carolina

Wilson: City in and county seat of Wilson County, North Carolina

About

Wilson is a city located in the county of Buncombe in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 49,167 and a population density of 604 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 49,479 inhabitants.

The city was created 172 years ago in 1849.

Wilson Quick Facts

Population : 49,479 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Buncombe County
Different from : Wilson County
Postal code : 27893–27896
Phone Area Codes : 252
Area : 81.45 km2
Official name : City of Wilson
Continent : North America
Named for : Louis Dicken Wilson
Altitude : 108 feet / 33 meters
Capital city : Wilson is capital of Wilson County
Establishment : January 01, 1849 (172 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 16:09:46 (7th December 2021)
Density : 607 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.63% (2010-2020)
Wilson locator map
Location of Wilson on North Carolina map.
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Wilson City Hall
Wilson City Hall image

Geography

Wilson is located at 35°35'38"N 82°25'35"W (35.5940000, -82.4265100).

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Demographics

The population of Wilson increased by 0.63% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 49,167 - census
2011 49,160 -0.01% estimation process
2012 49,288 0.26% estimation process
2013 49,148 -0.28% estimation process
2014 48,992 -0.32% estimation process
2015 49,209 0.44% estimation process
2016 49,192 -0.03% estimation process
2017 49,176 -0.03% estimation process
2018 49,279 0.21% estimation process
2019 49,459 0.36% estimation process
2020 49,479 0.04% estimation process

Wilson zip code is 27893. County name: Wilson, County fips: 37195

Local Places in Wilson

1 City of Wilson Customer Service
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2 City Hall
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Address: 112 Goldsboro St E, Wilson, NC 27893 ➦ Show Map

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City Hall
3 Wilson Recycling Collection
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Address: 1800 Herring Ave E, Wilson, NC 27893 ➦ Show Map

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4 Wilson City Clerk
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Address: 112 Goldsboro St E # 3, Wilson, NC 27893 ➦ Show Map

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5 City of Wilson

Address: 112 Goldsboro St E, Wilson, NC 27893 ➦ Show Map

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6 Wilson City

Address: 108 Tarboro St W, Wilson, NC 27893 ➦ Show Map

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7 Wilson City Business Licenses

Address: 208 Nash St N, Wilson, NC 27893 ➦ Show Map

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People born in Wilson (35)

People born in Wilson, including historian; Archivist of the US Robert Digges Wimberly Connor, 69th and 71st governor of North Carolina Jim Hunt, football defensive end Julius Peppers, you can see a list of people who born in Wilson.

Schools in Wilson

College & universities near Wilson, NC

Code Name City ZIP
199865 Warren Wilson College Swannanoa (NC) 28778-2099
455910 Center for Massage Asheville (NC) 28801
197887 Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Asheville (NC) 28801-4897
455178 Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts Asheville (NC) 28801
199111 University of North Carolina at Asheville Asheville (NC) 28804-8510

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Wilson, NC

Code Name Address Type
GRV Greenville 1120 West Washington Street RAIL
SPB Spartanburg 290 Magnolia St RAIL
CSN Clemson Calhoun Memorial Hwy and College Ave. RAIL

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Other cities in Buncombe County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Buncombe County , NC.

City Name Population Title
Asheville 92,852 County seat of Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States
Albemarle 16,344 City in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States
Black Mountain 8,256 Town in North Carolina, USA
Woodfin 6,679 City in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States of America
Walkertown 5,290 City in Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States of America
Swannanoa 4,576 Township in Buncombe County, North Carolina
Royal Pines 4,272 Township in Buncombe County, North Carolina
Weaverville 4,039 Town in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States of America
Fairview 3,984 Township in Buncombe County, North Carolina
Avery Creek 1,950 Township in Buncombe County, North Carolina
Biltmore Forest 1,431 Town of the United States
Bent Creek 1,287 Census-designated place in Buncombe County, North Carolina
Montreat 939 Town

Distance to Other Cities

Wilson distances to largest North Carolina cities