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Welcome to Sims ...

The town of Sims is located in Wilson County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sims has a population of 286 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Sims.

Sims is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Sims: (252)

The ZIP code for Sims: 27880<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sims had an population of 286 people. This is an increase of 1.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 123.44% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sims had a population of 282 people. This makes Sims the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 282 people, the population of Sims increased 120.31% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 128 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sims.

Communities Also Named Sims ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Sims - they are located in Arkansas (2), California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sims.

Communities near Sims ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sims.

  • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County]
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    • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Sims
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,689 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<6>
  • Wilson [Wilson County]
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    • Wilson [Wilson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Sims
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilson<6>
  • Wendell [Wake County]
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    • Wendell [Wake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Sims
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,387 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wendell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wendell<6>
  • Zebulon [Wake County]
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    • Zebulon [Wake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Sims
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,514 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zebulon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zebulon<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nashville [Nash County]
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      • Nashville [Nash County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Sims
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,572 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashville<6>
    • Archer Lodge [Johnston County]
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      • Archer Lodge [Johnston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Sims
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,322 people
      • Archer Lodge has also been known as:
      • Archer
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    • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County]
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      • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Sims
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,018 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharpsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharpsburg<6>
    • Kenly [Johnston County]
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      • Kenly [Johnston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Sims
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenly have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenly<6>
    • Spring Hope [Nash County]
    • Elm City [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm City
      • Elm City [Wilson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Sims
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,296 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elm City<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sims. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sims.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sims. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sims.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sims. See our Newspapers Page for Sims.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sims ...

Looking for more information about Sims? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sims, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sims.

Adding Sims to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sims in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Sims was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sims on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Wilson County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sims. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Wilson County: www.wilson-co.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Wilson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sims.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sims - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Sims). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sims or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sims) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sims. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SimsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sims. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7609, Longitude: -78.0591    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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