Williamstown is a very small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 2,882 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Williamstown is the 67th largest community in West Virginia.
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 office and administrative support (10.29%), sales jobs (10.14%), and food service (9.17%).
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.
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.
Williamstown is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Williamstown’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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 overall education level of Williamstown citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.67% 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 2018 was $34,128, 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 $136,512 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 Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Williamstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.