Williamstown is a very small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 2,869 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Williamstown is the 67th largest community in West Virginia.
Williamstown is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 office and administrative support (12.11%), management occupations (10.54%), and healthcare (10.04%).
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.
Because of many things, Williamstown is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Williamstown really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Williamstown perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Williamstown is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Williamstown is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.75% of adults in Williamstown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Williamstown in 2018 was $40,031, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,124 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, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Williamstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.