Williamston, NC
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Williamston is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 5,508 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Williamston is the 140th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns, Williamston isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Williamston are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Williamston is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Williamston who work in teaching (11.09%), management occupations (10.46%), and sales jobs (10.01%).

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.79 minutes getting to work every day.

Being a small town, Williamston does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In Williamston, just 12.37% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Williamston in 2010 was $15,363, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,452 for a family of four.

Williamston is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Williamston include Irish, German, European, and French .

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

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