Wilson 63 Below average
Wilson Livability #390 ranked city in North Carolina#19,605 ranked city in the USARanks better than 33% of areas
A+ Wilson Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Wilson Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% lower than North Carolina
8812% less expensive than the US average
North Carolina
946% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Wilson cost of living
F Wilson Crime Total crime is 31% higher than North Carolina
Total crime
3,45347% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2947% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Wilson crime
D- Wilson Employment Household income is 21% lower than North Carolina
Median household income
$38,04631% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,75024% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%11% higher than the US average
Wilson employment
F Wilson Housing Home value is 14% lower than North Carolina
Median home value
$134,90027% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$72224% lower than the US average
Home ownership
49%22% lower than the US average
Wilson real estate or Wilson rentals
F Wilson Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than North Carolina
High school grad. rates
76%9% lower than the US average
School test scores
36%25% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:142% higher than the US average
Wilson K-12 schools
B- Wilson User Ratings There are a total of 13 ratings in Wilson
Overall user rating
70% 13 total ratings
User reviews rating
67% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
73% 10 total surveys
all Wilson poll results

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      Living in Wilson, NC

      Wilson is a mid-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. The city has a population of 49,558 people. Wilson is mostly populated by White (42%) and Black or African American (48%) ethnic groups. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Wilson is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 19 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Wilson, North Carolina. To help you find the best places to live in and around Wilson, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, weather, housing and more.

      With a livability score of 62 out of 100, Wilson is ranked #21,015 in the United States and #457 in North Carolina. If we take a closer look at each of the categories individually, we see that Wilson ranks well for amenities (A+). Wilson does not fare well for the following: crime (F), education (F), employment (D-) and housing (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Wilson on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Wilson is actually affordable. The median home price for Wilson homes is $134,900, which is 14.1% lower than the North Carolina average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Wilson, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 9.1% higher than the North Carolina average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Wilson area were 11.6% and 5 year appreciation rates were 1.5%.

      Wilson transportation information

      StatisticWilsonNorth CarolinaNational
      Average one way commute19min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.4%81.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.5%9.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.1%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.6%1.8%2.8%
      Working from home2.0%4.8%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Wilson, NC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).