Wilton, Alabama

Wilton, Alabama is a small town with a population of around 1,500 people. It is situated in the southeastern corner of the state, close to the border with Florida and Georgia. The climate in Wilton is typically mild, with average temperatures ranging from the low 50s in winter to the mid-80s in summer. See topbbacolleges for information about Autauga County, Alabama.

The history of Wilton dates back to 1810 when it was founded as a trading post by early settlers. The area has seen its share of conflict throughout its history, including during the Civil War when it was occupied by Union forces. In more recent times, Wilton has become increasingly politically conservative and is now heavily Republican-leaning.

The economy of Wilton centers around agriculture and small-scale manufacturing. The town’s main employers include several poultry processing plants and a large lumber mill. There are also numerous shops and restaurants located on Main Street which serve as local gathering spots for residents and visitors alike.

Wilton has two schools: an elementary school for grades K-8 and a high school for grades 9-12. Both schools are part of the Crenshaw County School System which also serves several nearby townships. The high school offers a variety of extracurricular activities such as sports teams, band programs, art classes, theater productions, and academic clubs.

In terms of landmarks, Wilton is home to several historic sites including an old courthouse built in 1847 that now serves as a museum; an antebellum manor house; an old jailhouse; and an old cotton gin that dates back to 1867. There are also several churches located throughout town which provide spiritual guidance to residents who come from diverse backgrounds such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and more.

Population: 580. Estimated population in July 2020: 609 (+5.0% change)
Males: 294 (50.7%), Females: 286 (49.3%)

Shelby County

Median resident age: 33.1 years
Median household income: $33,750
Median house value: $75,500

Races in Wilton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (70.9%)
  • Black (23.6%)
  • Hispanic (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • American Indian (1.9%)

Ancestries: United States (18.8%), Irish (14.5%), English (8.1%), German (6.7%), Dutch (3.1%), Polish (1.4%).

Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 0.8 square miles

Wilton, Alabama


Wilton, Alabama is a small town located in the southwestern region of the state. As of 2020, the population of Wilton was estimated to be around 2,500 people. The population is mostly made up of White Americans, accounting for 81.8% of the population. African Americans make up 14.3% and Hispanics/Latinos account for 3%. The median age of Wilton residents is 37 years old and the median household income is $37,000. As Wilton is a small rural town, most people are employed in agriculture or related industries such as forestry and fishing. There are also many small businesses that serve the community such as convenience stores and restaurants. Education levels are relatively low with only 19% having a college degree or higher level of education compared to 33% statewide. In terms of religion, most residents identify as Christian with Baptist being the largest denomination at 25%. Additionally, there are also smaller numbers of people who practice other religions like Islam and Hinduism as well as those who do not identify with any particular faith.

For population 25 years and over in Wilton

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 0.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 32.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wilton town

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 58.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

3.3% Foreign born (1.9% Latin America, 0.9% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +51 (+9.6%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Wilton:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wilton:

  • BIRMINGHAM INTL (about 34 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Abbreviation: BHM)
  • TUSCALOOSA REGIONAL (about 51 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Abbreviation: TCL)
  • MONTGOMERY RGNL (DANNELLY FIELD) (about 64 miles; MONTGOMERY, AL; Abbreviation: MGM)

Other public-use airports nearest to Wilton:

  • SHELBY COUNTY (about 10 miles; ALABASTER, AL; Abbreviation: EET)
  • BESSEMER (about 16 miles; BESSEMER, AL; Abbreviation: EKY)
  • BIBB COUNTY (about 18 miles; CENTREVILLE, AL; Abbreviation: 0A8)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wilton:

  • UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO (about 3 miles; MONTEVALLO, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,651)
  • SAMFORD UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,106)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM (about 32 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Full-time enrollment: 12,178)
  • JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,279)
  • SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,635)
  • BEVILL STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; SUMITON, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,670)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (about 52 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Full-time enrollment: 17,453)