Williamstown is a very small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 2,997 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Williamstown is the 74th largest community in West Virginia.
Williamstown is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.79% 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Williamstown who work in management occupations (13.13%), office and administrative support (12.55%), and healthcare (8.92%).
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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Williamstown a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Williamstown has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Williamstown’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Williamstown spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.97 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, Williamstown does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Williamstown ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Williamstown, 44.62% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Williamstown in 2018 was $40,194, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,776 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. Important ancestries of people in Williamstown include German, English, Irish, French, and British.
The most common language spoken in Williamstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.