According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 583 square miles of which 571 square miles is land and 13 square miles is water.
Wilson County is known for an important saltpeter mine, the main ingredient of gun powder and was obtained by leaching the earth from Valley Cave. These saltpeter vats date from either the War of 1812 mining era or the Civil War mining era, or possibly both.
Adjacent countiesto Wilson County include: Trousdale County(north), Smith County (northeast), DeKalb County (east), Cannon County (southeast), Rutherford County (south), Davidson County (west) and Sumner County (northwest).
Incorporated cities and towns in Wilson County include Lebanon, Mount Juliet (Mt. Juliet) – ranked by the Progressive Farmer as the nation’s eighth “Most Livable Small Community” and Watertown.
Wilson County provides businesses with trained employees and offers excellent public and private education. The cost of doing business and cost of living in Wilson County remain relatively low in comparison to other areas. Quality of life in Wilson County is enhanced by a seasonally mild climate as well as beautiful landscapes, lake communities, rolling farmlands and thriving cities.
Wilson County, TN People
As of 2011, the population of Wilson County is 114,209 and there are 194 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 37.7 compared to the US median of 36.6. 57.27% of people in Wilson County are married and 11.27% are divorced.
The average household size is 2.59 people. 43.92% of people are married with children and 57.37% have children and are single in Wilson County.
Wilson County, TN Climate
Wilson County gets 54 inches of rain per year and 5 inches of snowfall. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation in Wilson Countyis 119. On average, there are 208 sunny days per year in Wilson County with July highs around 90 degrees and January lows around 26 degrees.
Wilson County, TN Economy
Wilson County is a key contributor in attracting new businesses and helping existing businesses prosper. The city of Mt. Juliet (Mt Juliet) was ranked as Tennessee’s #1 “Most Business Friendly City” by the Tennessee Center for Policy Research. Mt. Juliet is known for its prosperity and has experienced continuous population and business growth over the last decade.
Wilson County economic statistics:
- Unemployment Rate 7.90%
- Recent Job Growth 2.15%
- Future Job Growth 36.40%
- Sales Taxes 9.25%
- Income per Cap. $28,176
- Household Income $62,091
Population by Occupation in Wilson County, TN
- Management, Business, and Financial Operations 16.12%
- Professional and Related Occupations 19.77%
- Service 13.51%
- Sales and Office 27.48%
- Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 0.16%
- Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance 12.40%
- Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 20.17%
Wilson County, TN Real Estate and Housing Statistics
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The median home value in Wilson County is $181,200 and home appreciation is at -1.75% over the last year. The median age of Wilson County real estate is 20 years. Renters make up 19.10% of the County’s population and 5.50% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate).
Wilson County, TN Schools
Wilson County, Tennessee has a public school system named Wilson County Schools. Wilson County School System serves approximately 15,435 students in pre-kindergarten through adult education. The County has twelve elementary schools, two middle schools and four high schools. The county spends $3,856 per student. There are 17 pupils per teacher, 558 students per librarian, and 444 children per counselor in Wilson County schools.
Colleges/Universities in or nearest to Wilson, TN
- Volunteer State Community College (Gallatin, TN)
- Nashville Auto Diesel College Inc (Nashville, TN)
- Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, TN)
- BelmontUniversity (Nashville, TN)
- Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
- Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN)
- Tennessee State University (Nashville, TN)
Wilson, TN Educational Statistics
- 2 yr College Grad. 7.37%
- 4 yr College Grad. 17.47%
- Graduate Degrees 7.59%
- High School Grads. 85.63%
Hospitals/Medical Centers in Wilson County, TN
- University Medical Center Hospital
- Summit Medical Center
- Vanderbilt Heart Lebanon
- St. Thomas Heart
- Wilson County Health Department
- Vanderbilt Medical Center
Wislon County , TN Transportation
Wilson County is strategically located with easy access to three interstates, rail and the Nashville International airport. The county is within 650 miles of 75% of the major U.S. markets and was designated one of the “Top 100 Most Logistic-Friendly Cities” in the United States.
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