Williamsburg city, VA

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2022 Population
15,486
1.22% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
24.6
5.75% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.7%
11.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$66,815
2.32% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$385,600
17.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
6,417
2.46% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Williamsburg city, VA had a population of 15.5k people with a median age of 24.6 and a median household income of $66,815. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Williamsburg city, VA grew from 15,299 to 15,486, a 1.22% increase and its median household income grew from $65,297 to $66,815, a 2.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Williamsburg city, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.75%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.55%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.61%).

None of the households in Williamsburg city, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.4% of the residents in Williamsburg city, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Williamsburg city, VA are William & Mary (3,193 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Williamsburg city, VA was $385,600, and the homeownership rate was 50.9%.

Most people in Williamsburg city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Williamsburg city, VA was 2 cars per household.

Williamsburg city, VA borders James City County, VA and York County, VA.

Population & Diversity

Williamsburg city, VA is home to a population of 15.5k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.36% of Williamsburg city, VA residents were born outside of the country (1.3k people).

In 2022, there were 4.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.5k people) in Williamsburg city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.35k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.05k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.4%
2022 Citizenship
95%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.4% of Williamsburg city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Williamsburg city, VA was 95%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Williamsburg city, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.5k ± 36
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.35k ± 138
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.05k ± 73
7.68%
Hispanic Population
1.19k people

In 2022, there were 4.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.5k people) in Williamsburg city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.35k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.05k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.68% of the people in Williamsburg city, VA are hispanic (1.19k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    107,605 ± 8,003 people
  2. India
    98,735 ± 7,670 people
  3. Mexico
    59,855 ± 5,986 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,605 Virginia residents, followed by India with 98,735 and Mexico with 59,855.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.36%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.3k people
8.76%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.34k people

As of 2022, 8.36% of Williamsburg city, VA residents (1.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Williamsburg city, VA was 8.76%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    289 ± 87
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    232 ± 103
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    145 ± 68

Williamsburg city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Williamsburg city, VA employs 6.42k people. The largest industries in Williamsburg city, VA are Educational Services (1,459 people), Retail Trade (906 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (659 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($212,596), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,667), and Construction ($68,938).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

6.42k
2022 Value
± 579
−2.46%
1 Year decline
± 12.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Williamsburg city, VA declined at a rate of −2.46%, from 6.58k employees to 6.42k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Williamsburg city, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (861 people), Sales & Related Occupations (812 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (706 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Williamsburg city, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.42k
2022 Value
± 579
−2.46%
1 Year decline
± 12.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Williamsburg city, VA declined at a rate of −2.46%, from 6.58k employees to 6.42k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Williamsburg city, VA, are Educational Services (1,459 people), Retail Trade (906 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (659 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Williamsburg city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Williamsburg city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,746
Median earning men ± $3,938
$26,646
Median earning women ± $6,537

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,792), Construction ($68,188), and Public Administration ($66,909).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,833), Construction ($76,364), and Public Administration ($64,395).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 210
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 202
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 150
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Williamsburg County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 69.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (28.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.34%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Williamsburg city, VA awarded 3,193 degrees. The student population of Williamsburg city, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,052 male students and 5,602 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Williamsburg city, VA are White (1,942 and 66.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (251 and 8.6%), Asian (236 and 8.08%), and Black or African American (191 and 6.54%).

The largest universities in Williamsburg city, VA by number of degrees awarded are William & Mary (3,193 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Williamsburg city, VA are General Business Administration & Management (535 and 16.8%), Law (226 and 7.08%), and General Psychology (168 and 5.26%).

The median tuition cost in Williamsburg city, VA for a public four year colleges is $17,434 for in-state students and $40,089 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Williamsburg city, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 33.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 27.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 9,654 (42% men and 58% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 9,654 students enrolled in Williamsburg city, VA, 42% men and 58% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,884 records, of which 57.9% were women and 42.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 161 degrees awarded
  2. 158 degrees awarded
  3. 239 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Williamsburg city, VA was General Biological Sciences with 161 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
3,193 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was William & Mary with 3,193 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,394 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Williamsburg city, VA, which is 0.775 times less than the 1,799 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,942 degrees mean that there were 7.74 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 251 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($17,434) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($6,536) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Williamsburg city, VA was $385,600 in 2022, which is 1.37 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $328,700 to $385,600, a 17.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Williamsburg city, VA is 50.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Williamsburg city, VA have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Williamsburg city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Williamsburg city, VA is $66,815. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Williamsburg city, VA was Census Tract 3702 with a value of $73,433, followed by Census Tract 3701 and Census Tract 3703, with respective values of $69,219 and $59,961.

In 2022, 19.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Williamsburg city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.51%.

Property

$385,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$37,527
$2,484
Median Property Taxes
±$318

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Williamsburg city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

50.9%
Homeownership
2022
67.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 50.9% of the housing units in Williamsburg city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 51.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3702
  2. Census Tract 3701
  3. Census Tract 3703

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Williamsburg city, VA was Census Tract 3702 with a value of $73,433, followed by Census Tract 3701 and Census Tract 3703, with respective values of $69,219 and $59,961.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Williamsburg city, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$66,815
Median Household Income
± $4,892
4.88k
Number of Households
± 464

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.88k households in Williamsburg city, VA grew to $66,815 from the previous year's value of $65,297.

The following chart displays the households in Williamsburg city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Williamsburg city, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (61.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.1%)
  3. Walked (12.5%)

In 2022, 61.9% of workers in Williamsburg city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.1%) and those who walked to work (12.5%).

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Commute Time

17.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Williamsburg city, VA have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.183% of the workforce in Williamsburg city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Williamsburg city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Williamsburg city, VA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 19.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Williamsburg city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.51%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Williamsburg city, VA (1.45k out of 10.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Williamsburg city, VA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20% of the children was living in poverty in Williamsburg city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 182 in Williamsburg city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 23.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94% of the population of Williamsburg city, VA has health coverage, with 56.6% on employee plans, 6.33% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 16.7% on non-group plans, and 3.04% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.3% were men and 54.7% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.9% under 18 years, 42.4% between 18 and 34 years, 22.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.3% were men and 54.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.98%
Uninsured
56.6%
Employer Coverage
6.33%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
16.7%
Non-Group
3.04%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Williamsburg city, VA declined by 11.2% from 6.74% to 5.98%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.6% in Williamsburg city, VA.

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