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.
Williamston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Williamston is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Williamston who work in sales jobs (12.99%), office and administrative support (10.11%), and management occupations (9.69%).
Being a small town, Williamston does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Williamston are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.34% of adults in Williamston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Williamston in 2010 was $16,818, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,272 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 Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Williamston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.