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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Williamston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Williamston is a city of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Williamston who work in management occupations (15.28%), office and administrative support (13.19%), and business and financial occupations (9.18%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.19% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Williamston’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

The education level of Williamston citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.18% of adults in Williamston have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Williamston in 2010 was $28,556, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,224 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Williamston include Irish, Polish, English, and Dutch.

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

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