Wilson, NC (population: 49,786) has eight carpentry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Pamlico Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a carpentry program, has a total student population of 518. It is the 1663rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 42nd highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
Carpentry students from Wilson schools who go on to become carpenters, construction managers, construction workers, construction engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 743,760 people working as carpenters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,640. Also, Construction laborers make on average $33,190 per year and there are about 856,440 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 2,000 employed construction laborers earning an average salary of $23,250. Carpenters in this area earn $27,820/yr and there are 1,520 employed.
Wilson lies in Wilson county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 298,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $15.90/hr average worker wage, and a $33,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.097 out of every 1000 jobs in Wilson are held by carpenters, and 6.692/1000 are held by construction laborers.
Of the 8 carpentry schools with a 100-mile radius of Wilson, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fayetteville Technical Community College comes out as the most expensive ($13,508/yr) for carpentry students, with Pamlico Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,351/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wilson|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||17.1 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||64.3 miles|
|New Bern||NC||-||1||11.0361||45||65.5 miles|
|Morehead City||NC||-||1||9.34196||42||97.0 miles|