Williamson is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,450 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Williamson is the 518th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Williamson was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Williamson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Williamson is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Williamson who work in office and administrative support (15.87%), sales jobs (10.50%), and teaching (8.62%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Williamson has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Williamson has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Williamson than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Williamson may be for you.
Being a small town, Williamson does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Williamson who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.60% of the adults in Williamson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Williamson in 2010 was $24,873, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,492 for a family of four. However, Williamson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Williamson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Williamson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Williamson include German, English, Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Williamson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Greek and Yiddish.