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.

Unlike some cities, Williamsburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Williamsburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Williamsburg is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Williamsburg who work in office and administrative support (21.06%), teaching (13.29%), and food service (8.94%).

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Williamsburg spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.88 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Williamsburg citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.64% of adults in Williamsburg have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Williamsburg in 2010 was $15,808, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,232 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 English, German, 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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