Most Expensive Williamstown Neighborhoods
|2||White Oaks / Williams...|
Williamstown is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 7,754 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Williamstown is the 206th largest community in Massachusetts. Williamstown has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
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 where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Williamstown area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Williamstown maintain a good economy.
Because of many things, Williamstown is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Williamstown really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Williamstown perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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.
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||$281,513|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$726|
|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 - $372,000||21.36%|
|$372,001 - $465,000||10.16%|
|$465,001 - $698,000||10.25%|
|$698,001 - $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%)
Get matched with a pre-screened, customer-rated real estate agent or Realtor and receive up to $2,000 or more when you buy or sell.
Get the Ultimate Realtor…
We screen Realtors according to rigorous sales and service benchmarks, and we constantly survey our customers to make sure that Realtors in our elite network are meeting your highest standards. We guarantee it.†
…Plus a Cash Award
How much cash could I get?
Select an option below. You'll hear from us within 1 business hour.
Find a Realtor® and get up to $2,000 Cash Back.
How it works
Ready to find a Realtor?
Williamstown, MA zip codes
Copyright © 2000-2014 Location Inc®. All the trademarks displayed on this page are the property of Location, Inc®. The NeighborhoodScout® search engine is covered under US Patents No. 7,043,501 and 7,680,859. Our school rating algorithm is covered under US Patent No. 8,376,755. Other US patents pending.
The NeighborhoodScout page you recommended has been sent to: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com