Williston, VT

Williston profile

Living in Williston

Williston is a somewhat small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 10,103 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Williston is the tenth largest community in Vermont.

Williston real estate is some of the most expensive in Vermont, although Williston house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Williston is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.78% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Williston is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Williston who work in management occupations (14.90%), office and administrative support (11.36%), and sales jobs (9.19%).

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

Also of interest is that Williston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Williston telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.49% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

If knowledge is power, Williston is a pretty powerful place. 58.01% of the adults in Williston have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Williston in 2018 was $46,708, which is wealthy relative to Vermont and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,832 for a family of four. However, Williston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Williston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Williston residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Williston include English, Irish, German, Italian, and French Canadian.

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