Wilson employment information

IndexWilsonNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$21,845$25,608$28,555
Median household income$38,030$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$52,053$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$25,556$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$29,334$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$23,220$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate8.2%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level26.8%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Wilson is 23% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Wilson is 29% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Wilson is 41% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Wilson is 72% higher than the national average.

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Wilson median earnings by income bracket

Wilson employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.9%1.1%
Manufacturing sector25.4%2.5%
Financial & insurance services3.8%8.7%
Wholesale & retail services16.1%12.2%
Public administration5.0%3.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.1%1.6%
Education, health & social services12.3%39.6%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Walstonburg, NC320$53,3330%
Sims, NC300$53,0211%
Bailey, NC494$42,00021%
Eureka, NC178$40,00025%
Rocky Mount, NC57,071$36,72431%
Wilson, NC49,389$38,03029%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Downers Grove, IL49,372$85,02059%
Doral, FL49,363$72,62336%
Aliso Viejo, CA49,437$102,32591%
Monroe, LA49,455$28,56547%
Coral Gables, FL49,319$93,59075%
Wilson, NC49,389$38,03029%
Source: The Wilson, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.