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The City of Wilson had a population of 1,654 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 Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wilson is located at latitude 34.1687 and longitude -97.4254 in Carter County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wilson (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Carter County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 935 feet.

The City of Wilson (GNIS ID: 2412275) 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.

Oklahoma is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Wilson is located within Wilson Division of Carter 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, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,654
Daytime Population: Workers 560
Daytime Population: Residents 1,030
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,590
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 1,607
Population in Familes 1,328
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density2 292
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $35,668
Average Household Income $45,294
Per Capita Income $17,322


Total Housing Units 775 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 423 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 193 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 (20.5%)
Median Home Value $51,953
Average Home Value $76,244


Total Households 616
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 426
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 -0.57% -0.38%
Households -0.88% -0.49%
Families -0.9% -0.57%
Median Household Income   0.4%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Wilson, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilson to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma 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 # 168 77th
Population Density # 458 37th
Diversity Index # 650 11th
Median Household Income # 595 19th
Per Capita Income # 684 7th

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