Wilson's Mills, North Carolina

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Wilson's Mills, North Carolina
Official seal of Wilson's Mills, North Carolina
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Location of Wilsons Mills, North Carolina
Location of Wilsons Mills, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°34′40″N 78°21′21″W / 35.57778°N 78.35583°W / 35.57778; -78.35583Coordinates: 35°34′40″N 78°21′21″W / 35.57778°N 78.35583°W / 35.57778; -78.35583
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyJohnston
Area
 • Total4.51 sq mi (11.68 km2)
 • Land4.51 sq mi (11.67 km2)
 • Water0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
230 ft (70 m)
Population
 • Total2,277
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
2,550
 • Density566/sq mi (218.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
27593
Area code(s)919
FIPS code37-74580[1]
GNIS feature ID0997462[2]
Websitewww.wilsonsmillsnc.org

Wilson's Mills is a town in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States. In 2010, the population was 2,277,[4] up from 1,291 at the 2000 census. As of 2016 the estimated population was 2,550.[3]

Geography[edit]

Wilson's Mills is located in north-central Johnston County at 35°34′40″N 78°21′21″W / 35.57778°N 78.35583°W / 35.57778; -78.35583 (35.577671, -78.355791).[5] It is 6 miles (10 km) north of Smithfield, the county seat. U.S. Route 70 passes through the south side of the town, leading northwest 26 miles (42 km) to Raleigh and southeast 6 miles (10 km) to Interstate 95 at Selma.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Wilson's Mills has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.7 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.16%, are water.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930350
20001,291
20102,27776.4%
Est. 20162,550[3]12.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,291 people, 465 households, and 357 families residing in the town. The population density was 352.9 people per square mile (136.2/km²). There were 505 housing units at an average density of 138.0 per square mile (53.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 73.04% White, 23.93% African American, 0.54% Native American, 2.32% from other races, and 0.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.88% of the population.

There were 465 households, of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the town, the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 35.8% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $44,650, and the median income for a family was $49,219. Males had a median income of $33,150 versus $25,188 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,157. About 9.4% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

Law and government[edit]

Wilson's Mills operates under a council-manager government. The town council consists of the mayor and five council members. All council members are elected at-large.[7]

Education[edit]

  • Wilson's Mills Elementary School[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b c "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Wilson's Mills town, North Carolina". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  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". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ http://www.wilsonsmillsnc.org/index.asp?SEC=F521C61A-844C-42E1-9B13-A2512D7253B7&Type=B_DIR
  8. ^ Wilson's Mills Elementary School

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