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Welcome to Wilson ...

Wilson is located in Northampton County<1>.

The location of Wilson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wilson has a population of 7,815 people<3> (see below for details).

Wilson is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Websites for Wilson ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wilson had an population of 7,815 people. This is a decrease of 1.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wilson had a population of 7,896 people. This makes Wilson the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Wilson represents 0.06% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 102nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,896 people, the population of Wilson increased 2.79% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,682 people).

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

Communities Also Named Wilson ...

While we believe that this Wilson is located in Northampton County, we know of another 4 Pennsylvania communities named Wilson. Those communities are located in the following counties: Allegheny, Chester, Clarion and McKean County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 85 communities that are also named Wilson - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (3), California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (6), Iowa (2), Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (3), Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina (3), Ohio (4), Oklahoma (3), Ontario (4), Oregon, Quebec, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas (5), Utah (3), Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia (4), Wisconsin (3) and Wyoming (2).

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

Communities near Wilson ...

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

  • Allentown
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Bethlehem
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Emmaus
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Northampton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Quakertown
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Catasauqua
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catasauqua have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catasauqua
    • Catasauqua is located in Lehigh County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,606 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catasauqua <5>
  • Hellertown
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Bangor
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangor
    • Bangor is located in Northampton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,210 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bangor <5>
  • Fountain Hill
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Hill
    • Fountain Hill is located in Lehigh County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,713 people
  • Pen Argyl
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)

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 Wilson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wilson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wilson. 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 Wilson.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wilson ...

Looking for more information about Wilson? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Wilson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Wilson.

The official website for Wilson:

The official website for Northampton County:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Northampton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wilson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wilson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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