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Wilson, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Wilson is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Mississippi County at latitude 35.566 and longitude -90.0418. Mississippi County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 239 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Wilson, but most people and references simply refer to it as Wilson, Arkansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Wilson indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Wilson (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Wilson, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 877
Population in Households 877
Population in Familes 729
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 820
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 345
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 233
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 383 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 195 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 149 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $82,828
Average Home Value $94,388


Median Household Income $42,354
Average Household Income $51,177
Per Capita Income $20,406
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.69% -0.91%
Households -0.4% -0.83%
Families -0.89% -0.96%
Median Household Income   3.61%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Wilson, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilson to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 222 59th
Population Density1 # 123 77th
Diversity Index2 # 199 64th
Median Household Income # 126 77th
Per Capita Income # 198 64th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.