Williamsburg is a somewhat small city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 14,954 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Williamsburg is the 58th largest community in Virginia.
Williamsburg is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Williamsburg is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Williamsburg who work in office and administrative support (13.78%), teaching (13.62%), and sales jobs (12.70%).
Also of interest is that Williamsburg 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: 8.62% 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.
Williamsburg is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Williamsburg to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
Williamsburg, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Williamsburg. 56.75% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Williamsburg in 2018 was $29,758, which is middle income relative to Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,032 for a family of four. However, Williamsburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Williamsburg is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Williamsburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Williamsburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Williamsburg include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Williamsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.