Williamstown is a very small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 2,906 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Williamstown is the 67th largest community in West Virginia.
Williamstown real estate is some of the most expensive in West Virginia, although Williamstown house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Williamstown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Williamstown is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Williamstown who work in sales jobs (15.16%), office and administrative support (11.50%), and healthcare (10.37%).
Of important note, Williamstown is also a city of artists. Williamstown has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Williamstown’s character.
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.
Being a small city, Williamstown does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The overall education level of Williamstown citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.61% of adults in Williamstown have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Williamstown in 2010 was $31,833, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,332 for a family of four. However, Williamstown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Williamstown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Williamstown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Williamstown include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Williamstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.