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Time Zone: Wilson County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

Wilson County was founded in 1855. Wilson was created by taking area from Edgecombe, , and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Wilson had a population of 78,353 people. This is an increase of 6.15% since the last Census (which gave a population of 73,814 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Wilson represented 0.92% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 33rd most populous county (out of 100 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201081,234+10.05%+3.68% since 2009
200978,353+6.15%+0.85% since 2008
200877,692+5.25%+1.4% since 2007
200776,622+3.8% 
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200073,814The Last Census

More information can be found on the Wilson County Census Page for Wilson County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Wilson County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Wilson County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Wilson   48,72344,4059.72% increase  
Elm City   1,3831,16518.71% increase  
Lucama   8678472.36% increase  
Stantonsburg   7287260.28% increase  
Black Creek   7107140.56% decrease  

Websites for Wilson County

Official Website:   www.wilson-co.com/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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