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Wilson, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Wilson had a population of 1,287 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,287
Daytime Population: Workers 488
Daytime Population: Residents 676
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,164
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 1,287
Population in Familes 1,025
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,583
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $61,324
Average Household Income $78,237
Per Capita Income $32,766


Total Housing Units 608 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 368 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 171 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $109,829
Average Home Value $126,019


Total Households 539
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 340
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 0.25% 0.05%
Households 0.28% 0.04%
Families 0.08% -0.12%
Median Household Income   4.33%
Per Capita Income   3.2%

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, 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 # 755 37th
Population Density # 521 57th
Diversity Index # 932 23rd
Median Household Income # 571 52nd
Per Capita Income # 550 54th

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