Williamstown is a very small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 2,982 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Williamstown is the 74th 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.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Williamstown telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.96% 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.
In addition, Williamstown is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.41 minutes getting to work every day.
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.
Williamstown is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.46% of adults in Williamstown have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Williamstown in 2018 was $40,080, 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 $160,320 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 Italian.
The most common language spoken in Williamstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.