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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 small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Williamstown to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Williamstown spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.51 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small town, Williamstown does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Williamstown. 55.67% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
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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