Williamsburg, VA 23185 ZIP Code Profile


ZIP Code 23185: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Not Acceptable, USPS
Wlmg, VA 23185
Wmsbg, VA 23185

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: James City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.266, Longitude -76.71
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 23185 has segments in 4 Counties / Independent Cities (Charles City, James City, Williamsburg City, York).

  • Businesses Addresses: 1,409
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 19,730
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,209
    • Single Family Addresses: 17,521

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Williamsburg, VA 23185 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 50,298
Daytime Population: Workers 30,056
Daytime Population: Residents 27,513
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 57,569
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 45,493
Population in Familes 35,777
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,805
Population Density2 848
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $74,032
Average Household Income $99,787
Per Capita Income $38,652


Total Housing Units 21,789 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,630 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,939 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,220 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $342,201
Average Home Value $400,204


Total Households 18,569
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 12,245
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 0.92% 1.05%
Households 0.83% 1.12%
Families 0.68% 0.98%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

Williamsburg, VA 23185 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23185 to the other 870 ZIP Codes in 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 # 23 97th
Population Density # 171 80th
Diversity Index # 288 67th
Median Household Income # 176 80th
Per Capita Income # 143 84th

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