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.
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, Williamstown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Williamstown are a mix 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.
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.
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 citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.67% of adults in Williamstown have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Williamstown in 2010 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.