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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Wilson is a suburb of Allentown with a population of 7,795. Wilson is in Northampton County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Wilson offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wilson there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Wilson and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Wilson are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$125,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,049
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    759.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    154.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    373.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,664.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    141.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Wilson

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,163
National
$55,322

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Wilson Reviews

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growing up in wilson is great. it is a small town, so it feels very homey. there are many places around to hang out with friends, eat shop, with bigger towns just a short drive away. you can walk basically anywhere, and everyone is very friendly. the public schooling is also very good, with academics leading the lehigh valley. wilson is a great place to live and i wouldn't want to have grown up anywhere else.
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The housing in regards to quality is dependent on the township that you live in. the City of Easton and Downtown, the houses are more run down and have lower/middle class citizens. As you move more North or West, the houses become bigger with more land. The homes are nicer and if you go West into Williams Township, the new communities have very nice houses. The cost of housing and utilities is good near the City of Easton and Wilson. However, as you move to the bigger-house neighborhoods, the taxes increase drastically.
Great schools, and great area to live. I lived here 11 years with my family. My daughter graduated from Wilson area high school in 2015 and my son is a freshman now. I am attending Northampton Community College which is a close commute, about 15 minutes. Love my neighborhood.