Williamsburg, VA 23188 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 23188: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Not Acceptable, USPS
Wlmg, VA 23188

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,579
  • Single Family Addresses: 16,450
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,946
  • County: James City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.327, Longitude -76.761
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 23188 has segments in 3 Counties / Independent Cities (James City, Williamsburg City, York).

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Williamsburg, VA 23188 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 43,792
Population in Households 43,047
Population in Familes 36,108
Population in Group Qrtrs 745
Population Density1 457
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 17,734
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 12,707
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,880 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,623 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,111 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,146 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $352,556
Average Home Value $409,889


Median Household Income $73,334
Average Household Income $95,749
Per Capita Income $39,195
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.92% 2.04%
Households 1.79% 2.0%
Families 1.68% 1.93%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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 23188 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23188 to the other 873 ZIP Codes 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 # 33 96th
Population Density1 # 215 75th
Diversity Index2 # 376 57th
Median Household Income # 164 81st
Per Capita Income # 133 85th

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