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|2||White Oaks / Williams College|
Williamstown is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 7,599 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Williamstown is the 206th largest community in Massachusetts. Williamstown has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Housing costs in Williamstown are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Williamstown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.79% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Williamstown is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Williamstown who work in teaching (19.91%), office and administrative support (9.89%) and management occupations (9.63%).
Of important note, Williamstown is also a town of artists. Williamstown has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Williamstown’s character.
Also of interest is that Williamstown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Williamstown is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Williamstown to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
Because of many things, Williamstown is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Williamstown a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Williamstown has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Williamstown’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the benefits of Williamstown is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.51 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small town, Williamstown doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
If knowledge is power, Williamstown is a pretty powerful place. 55.67% of the adults in Williamstown have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Williamstown in 2010 was $37,559, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,236 for a family of four. However, Williamstown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Williamstown is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Williamstown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Williamstown residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Williamstown include English, Irish, Italian, German, Scottish and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Williamstown is English.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||2,542|
|WILLIAMSTOWN HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||81.29%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||18.71%|
|TYPE OF WILLIAMSTOWN HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||67.82%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||2.02%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||13.64%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||8.14%|
|SIZE OF WILLIAMSTOWN HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||5.50%|
|AGE OF WILLIAMSTOWN HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||3.00%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||23.83%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||36.52%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||36.64%|
|WILLIAMSTOWN REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$281,772|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$727|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $47,000||12.32%|
|$47,001 - $93,000||0.81%|
|$93,001 - $186,000||14.57%|
|$186,001 - $279,000||21.76%|
|$279,001 - $373,000||21.36%|
|$373,001 - $466,000||10.16%|
|$466,001 - $699,000||10.25%|
|$699,001 - $931,000||2.70%|
|PEOPLE OF WILLIAMSTOWN||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||3.12%|
|5 TO 17||10.29%|
|18 TO 24||29.08%|
|25 TO 34||5.70%|
|35 TO 54||18.34%|
|55 TO 64||12.84%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||20.62%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||95.14%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$72,125|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$37,559|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||7.26%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (33.22%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (7.89%)
Information Technology (2.87%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||2.89%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.10%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.05%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.99%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.34%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||4.13%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||English (13.73%)
French Canadian (3.30%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (91.28%)
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