Sims, North Carolina

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Sims, North Carolina
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Sims, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Sims, North Carolina
Sims, North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°45′36″N 78°3′32″W / 35.76000°N 78.05889°W / 35.76000; -78.05889Coordinates: 35°45′36″N 78°3′32″W / 35.76000°N 78.05889°W / 35.76000; -78.05889
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Land0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
197 ft (60 m)
 • Total282
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,800/sq mi (940/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)252
FIPS code37-62060[2]
GNIS feature ID0994853[3]

Sims is a town in Wilson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 282 at the 2010 census.


The Bullock-Dew House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[4]


Sims is located at 35°45′36″N 78°3′32″W / 35.76000°N 78.05889°W / 35.76000; -78.05889 (35.760024, -78.058786).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016283[1]0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

According to 2010 census[2] data, there were 282 people, 113 households, and 85 families residing in the town.

As of the census[2] of 2000, the population density was 1,016.4 people per square mile (380.2/km²). There were 72 housing units at an average density of 571.7 per square mile (213.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 75.00% White, 22.66% African American, 2.34% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.34% of the population.

There were 61 households out of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.54.

In the town, the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 35.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $29,583. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,962. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.

Population boom

The town of Sims has recently undergone a population boom due to being located with direct access to highways U.S. 264 and I-95. Sims is located in close proximity to Wilson, Raleigh, Greenville, and Goldsboro. Recently, Wilson County's first gated community constructed its first phase in the area of Sims. A new shopping center is in the planning stages as well. As of 2010, the population is 282. New subdivisions include Buckhorn 100 homes, Magnolia Place 58 homes, Williams Point 19, Stotts Crossing, The Summit, Eagle Harbor, and Crystal Lake Commons (1st gated community 28 homes ranging $350,000 to $750,000).


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.