Williamsburg, KY


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Williamsburg is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 5,293 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Williamsburg is the 84th largest community in Kentucky.

Williamsburg is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.90% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Williamsburg is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Williamsburg who work in office and administrative support (18.55%), teaching (12.25%), and food service (9.77%).

Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg 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.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.82 minutes getting to work every day.

The overall education level of Williamsburg citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.92% of adults in Williamsburg have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Williamsburg in 2010 was $16,345, which is lower middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $65,380 for a family of four. However, Williamsburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Williamsburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Williamsburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Williamsburg include German, English, Scottish, and British.

The most common language spoken in Williamsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.

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