Wilson County (Tennessee)

Wilson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee in the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Lebanon.


The County is located east of the geographic center of Tennessee and has an area of 1510 square kilometers, of which 33 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Trousdale County, Smith County, DeKalb County, Cannon County, Rutherford County, Davidson County and Sumner County.


Wilson County was formed on October 26, 1799 from parts of Sumner County. It was named for Major David Wilson, a member of the Board of North Carolina and the Southwest Territory.

Demographic data


According to the census in 2000, lived in Wilson County 88 809 people in 32 798 households and 25 582 families. The population density was 60 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 91.50 percent White, 6.26 percent African American, 0.32 percent Native American, 0.48 percent Asian, 0.03 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.48 percent from other races groups; 0.92 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.27 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 32 798 households out of which 37.2 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 64.2 percent were married couples living together, 10.1 percent were single mothers and 22.0 percent were non-families. 18.1 percent of all households and 6.1 percent lived in persons aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average household size was 3.03 people.

26.2 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 7.7 percent between 18 and 24, 31.7 percent between 25 and 44, 24.7 percent between 45 and 64 and 9.7 percent were older than 65, the average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males statistically every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household was $ 50,140, and the median income for a family was $ 56,650. Males have a median income of $ 39,848, women $ 26,794. The per capita income was $ 22,739. 4.6 percent of families and 6.7 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.