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Wilson, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Wilson had a population of 1,269 as of July 1, 2016. Wilson ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wilson is located at latitude 43.3147 and longitude -78.8284 in Niagara County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Wilson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Niagara County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 279 feet.

The Village of Wilson (GNIS ID: 2391220) 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 Village of Wilson is located within Town of Wilson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Niagara 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, 2016.

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Wilson, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,269
Population in Households 1,269
Population in Familes 1,012
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,561
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 533
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 337
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 607 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 364 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 169 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $100,467
Average Home Value $116,621


Median Household Income $57,675
Average Household Income $75,522
Per Capita Income $31,720
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% -0.08%
Households 0.15% 0.0%
Families -0.05% -0.12%
Median Household Income   -0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
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, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilson to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 762 36th
Population Density1 # 528 56th
Diversity Index2 # 961 20th
Median Household Income # 600 50th
Per Capita Income # 532 56th

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