Williamstown is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,605 people and just one neighborhood, Williamstown is the 405th largest community in New York.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Williamstown, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.55% of Williamstown’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Williamstown is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Williamstown who work in office and administrative support (11.24%), food service (7.89%) and sales jobs (7.25%).
Also of interest is that Williamstown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Williamstown is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
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!) Williamstown 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. Williamstown has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Williamstown than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Williamstown may be for you.
One downside of living in Williamstown, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.21 minutes every day commuting to work.