Wilson is a small rural city in the northeastern quadrant of Lynn County, Texas, United States.
Wilson rests upon the level High Plains of the Llano Estacado in West Texas. It is situated at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 400 and Farm to Market Road 211. Farm to Market Road 400 runs parallel to the tracks of the former Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway. This branch line was abandoned in 1999 and Wilson no longer has access to rail transport.
It is located at 33°19′01″N 101°43′27″W / 33.31694°N 101.72417°W / 33.31694; -101.72417 (33.3170352 -101.7240454).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km), all of it land.
As of the 2010 census, 489 people resided in Wilson, down from 532 people in 2000. According to the 2000 census, 182 households and 139 families resided in the city. The population density was 816.8 people per square mile (316.0/km²). The 194 housing units averaged 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. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 55.45% of the population.
Of the 182 households, 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were not 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 distributed as 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 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.