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Williamsburg, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Williamsburg had a population of 14,956 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Williamsburg is located at latitude 37.2695 and longitude -76.7082 in Williamsburg (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Williamsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Williamsburg (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 85 feet.

The City of Williamsburg (GNIS ID: 1789076) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg: Middle Plantation, Williamsbourg.

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Williamsburg, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,956
Population in Households 10,577
Population in Familes 6,340
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,379
Population Density1 1,677
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 4,857
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 2,366
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,547 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,051 (37.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,806 (50.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 690 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $376,721
Average Home Value $464,310


Median Household Income $47,092
Average Household Income $76,822
Per Capita Income $29,846
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.98% 0.58%
Households 0.98% 0.76%
Families 0.79% 0.63%
Median Household Income   -1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
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.

Williamsburg, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Williamsburg to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in 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 # 89 85th
Population Density1 # 158 74th
Diversity Index2 # 225 62nd
Median Household Income # 318 47th
Per Capita Income # 196 67th

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