Williamston, MI
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Williamston is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 3,883 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Williamston is the 245th largest community in Michigan.

Williamston is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Williamston is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Williamston who work in management occupations (14.82%), office and administrative support (11.06%), and teaching (10.79%).

Of important note, Williamston is also a city of artists. Williamston has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Williamston’s character.

Also of interest is that Williamston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.79% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The overall crime rate in Williamston is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

The citizens of Williamston are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.44% of adults in Williamston have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Williamston in 2010 was $28,063, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,252 for a family of four. However, Williamston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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