Williamsburg, VA
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Living in Williamsburg

Williamsburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 15,590 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Williamsburg is the 60th largest community in Virginia.

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Williamsburg has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Of important note, Williamsburg is also a city of artists. Williamsburg has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Williamsburg’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.94% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Williamsburg area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Williamsburg maintain a good 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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Williamsburg, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Williamsburg is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.44% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Williamsburg in 2018 was $33,164, 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 $132,656 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 English, German, Irish, Italian, and European.

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