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Williamstown, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The City of Williamstown had a population of 2,928 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Williamstown, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,928
Daytime Population: Workers 677
Daytime Population: Residents 1,640
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,317
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 2,928
Population in Familes 2,399
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,128
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $51,850
Average Household Income $67,760
Per Capita Income $29,162


Total Housing Units 1,356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 977 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 283 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $140,249
Average Home Value $165,753


Total Households 1,260
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 838
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.09% 0.1%
Households 0.07% 0.1%
Families -0.16% -0.05%
Median Household Income   0.11%
Per Capita Income   1.42%

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, 2017 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 # 56 86th
Population Density # 38 91st
Diversity Index # 240 41st
Median Household Income # 41 90th
Per Capita Income # 32 92nd

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