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Time Zone: Wilson County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

Wilson County was founded in 1799 and was created by taking area from SumnerCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Wilson had a population of 112,377 people. This is an increase of 26.54% since the last Census (which gave a population of 88,809 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Wilson represented 1.56% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 13th most populous county (out of 95 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
2010113,993+28.36%+1.44% since 2009
2009112,377+26.54%+1.94% since 2008
2008110,242+24.13%+3.48% since 2007
2007106,535+19.96% 
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200088,809The 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)
Lebanon   25,00520,23523.57% increase  
Mount Juliet   23,39612,36689.2% increase  
Watertown   1,4191,3584.49% increase  

Websites for Wilson County

Official Website:   www.wilsoncountytn.com/

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<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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