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Wilson, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Wilson had a population of 843 as of July 1, 2017. Wilson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wilson is located at latitude 35.566 and longitude -90.0418 in Mississippi County. 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. Mississippi County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 239 feet.

The City of Wilson (GNIS ID: 2405757) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Wilson is located within Township of Golden Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mississippi County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wilson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Wilson, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 843
Daytime Population: Workers 168
Daytime Population: Residents 484
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 652
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 843
Population in Familes 697
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 788
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $50,868
Average Household Income $58,519
Per Capita Income $23,430


Total Housing Units 385 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 194 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 138 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $103,261
Average Home Value $133,590


Total Households 333
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 224
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.94% -1.12%
Households -0.72% -1.04%
Families -1.06% -1.1%
Median Household Income   0.67%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

Wilson, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilson to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Density # 123 77th
Diversity Index # 202 63rd
Median Household Income # 71 87th
Per Capita Income # 133 76th

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