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Williamstown, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The City of Williamstown had a population of 2,859 as of July 1, 2016. Williamstown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Williamstown is located at latitude 39.3997 and longitude -81.4509 in Wood County. The formal boundaries for the City of Williamstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles. Wood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 633 feet.

The City of Williamstown (GNIS ID: 2390675) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Williamstown is located within Williams District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wood County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Williamstown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Williamstown: Duncan, Williams Town, Williamsport, Williamston.

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Williamstown, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,859
Population in Households 2,859
Population in Familes 2,342
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,078
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 1,226
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 816
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,362 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 950 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 276 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $139,749
Average Home Value $164,605


Median Household Income $51,013
Average Household Income $64,005
Per Capita Income $27,431
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.27% -0.08%
Households -0.36% -0.13%
Families -0.61% -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Williamstown, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Williamstown to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 58 86th
Population Density1 # 43 90th
Diversity Index2 # 238 41st
Median Household Income # 46 89th
Per Capita Income # 39 91st

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