Wilson is a city in Lynn County, Texas, United States. The town was established in 1912 by William Green of Shiner. Green intended to settle this part of Texas with German emigrant farmers on old Wilson County School lands located in Lynn County, hence the town's name.
Wilson is the birthplace of Jerry "Bo" Coleman, a radio disc jockey in Lubbock who was a friend and associate of Buddy Holly and Waylon Jennings.
The Green Building and the rest of downtown Wilson.
|Coordinates: 33°19′01″N 101°43′27″W|
Wilson lies on the level high plains of the Llano Estacado in West Texas. It is located at (33.3170352 -101.7240454).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.
As of the 2010 census, there were 489 people, down from 532 people in 2000. According to the 2000 censusthere were 182 households, and 139 families residing in the city. The population density was 816.8 people per square mile (316.0/km²). There were 194 housing units at an average density of 297.8/sq mi (115.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.56% White, 0.94% African American, 22.18% from other races, and 4.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 55.45% of the population.
There were 182 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% weremarried couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.41.
In the city the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 103.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,333, and the median income for a family was $32,000. Males had a median income of $26,944 versus $18,438 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,654. About 15.0% of families and 26.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.6% of those under age 18 and 23.4% of those age 65 or over.