Williamstown, MA

Census Place

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2022 Population
4,498
1.47% 1-year decline
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
21.8
1.87% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.9%
62.8% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$110,855
15.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$458,500
23.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,385
1.57% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Williamstown, MA had a population of 4.5k people with a median age of 21.8 and a median household income of $110,855. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Williamstown, MA declined from 4,565 to 4,498, a −1.47% decrease and its median household income grew from $95,988 to $110,855, a 15.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Williamstown, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.47%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.18%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.05%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.18%).

None of the households in Williamstown, MA 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.

93.6% of the residents in Williamstown, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Williamstown, MA are Williams College (774 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Williamstown, MA was $458,500, and the homeownership rate was 62.7%.

Most people in Williamstown, MA walked to work, and the average commute time was 13 minutes. The average car ownership in Williamstown, MA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Williamstown, MA is home to a population of 4.5k people, from which 93.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.9% of Williamstown, MA residents were born outside of the country (490 people).

In 2022, there were 12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.49k people) in Williamstown, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 291 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 278 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.6%
2022 Citizenship
93.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.6% of Williamstown, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Williamstown, MA was 93.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Williamstown, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.49k ± 374
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    291 ± 87
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    278 ± 133
4.76%
Hispanic Population
214 people

In 2022, there were 12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.49k people) in Williamstown, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 291 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 278 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.76% of the people in Williamstown, MA are hispanic (214 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. China
    102,973 ± 7,820 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    99,956 ± 7,706 people
  3. Brazil
    93,519 ± 7,457 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 102,973 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 99,956 and Brazil with 93,519.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
490 people
11.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
540 people

As of 2022, 10.9% of Williamstown, MA residents (490 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 Williamstown, MA was 11.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    45 ± 35
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    18 ± 35
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    0 ± 20

Williamstown, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Williamstown, MA employs 2.39k people. The largest industries in Williamstown, MA are Educational Services (1,488 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (178 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (166 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($157,500), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($148,456), and Manufacturing ($147,917).

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $81,902. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

2.39k
2022 Value
± 322
−1.57%
1 Year decline
± 18.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Williamstown, MA declined at a rate of −1.57%, from 2.42k employees to 2.39k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Williamstown, MA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (947 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (235 people), and Management Occupations (169 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Williamstown, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.39k
2022 Value
± 322
−1.57%
1 Year decline
± 18.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Williamstown, MA declined at a rate of −1.57%, from 2.42k employees to 2.39k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Williamstown, MA, are Educational Services (1,488 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (178 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (166 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Williamstown, MA, though some of these residents may live in Williamstown, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$11,324
Median earning men ± $14,848
$11,641
Median earning women ± $5,033

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($148,456), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,750), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($13,438).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($157,500), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($17,857), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($11,416).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.61%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.67M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.61% 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 17.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

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

The following chart shows elected senators in Massachusetts over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Williamstown, MA awarded 774 degrees. The student population of Williamstown, MA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,047 male students and 1,175 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Williamstown, MA are White (370 and 54.1%), followed by Asian (102 and 14.9%), Hispanic or Latino (88 and 12.9%), and Two or More Races (45 and 6.58%).

The largest universities in Williamstown, MA by number of degrees awarded are Williams College (774 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Williamstown, MA are Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (107 and 13.8%), General Psychology (64 and 8.27%), and General Political Science & Government (63 and 8.14%).

The median tuition cost in Williamstown, MA for private four year colleges is $61,450.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Williamstown, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 8.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 44.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,222 (47.1% men and 52.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,222 students enrolled in Williamstown, MA, 47.1% men and 52.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,056 records, of which 48.3% were women and 51.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 64 degrees awarded
  2. 63 degrees awarded
  3. 107 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Williamstown, MA was General Psychology with 64 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Williamstown, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
774 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Williams College with 774 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 385 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Williamstown, MA, which is 0.99 times less than the 389 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 370 degrees mean that there were 3.63 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 102 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($61,450) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($320) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($800) 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, 1.17% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.24% 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 Bachelors Degree (1.35M), High School or Equivalent (1.34M), and Graduate Degree (1.03M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Williamstown, MA was $458,500 in 2022, which is 1.63 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $371,400 to $458,500, a 23.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Williamstown, MA is 62.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Williamstown, MA have an average commute time of 13 minutes, and they walked to work. Car ownership in Williamstown, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$458,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$76,098
$745
Median Property Taxes
±$162

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Rent vs Own

62.7%
Homeownership
2022
51.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.7% of the housing units in Williamstown, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.8%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9201.01
  2. Census Tract 9201.02

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$110,855
Median Household Income
± $30,707
1.19k
Number of Households
± 216

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.19k households in Williamstown, MA grew to $110,855 from the previous year's value of $95,988.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Williamstown, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.48
2022 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.48
2021 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2022, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.047% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Walked (50.7%)
  2. Drove Alone (29.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (14.9%)

In 2022, 50.7% of workers in Williamstown, MA walked to work, followed by those who drove alone to work (29.1%) and those who worked at home (14.9%).

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Commute Time

13 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Williamstown, MA have a shorter commute time (13 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.49% of the workforce in Williamstown, MA 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 Williamstown, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Williamstown, MA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Williamstown, MA (351 out of 2.53k 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Williamstown, MA is White, followed by Two Or More and Asian.

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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Health

99.8% of the population of Williamstown, MA has health coverage, with 58.5% on employee plans, 5.19% on Medicaid, 8.93% on Medicare, 25.8% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Berkshire County, MA see 839 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (848 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1065 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 106 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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839 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Berkshire County, MA

Primary care physicians in Berkshire County, MA see an average of 839 patients per year. This represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (848 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Berkshire County, MA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.3% under 18 years, 44.8% between 18 and 34 years, 20.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 14% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 42.7% were men and 57.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

0.245%
Uninsured
58.5%
Employer Coverage
5.19%
Medicaid
8.93%
Medicare
25.8%
Non-Group
1.36%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Williamstown, MA grew by 1.49% from 0.241% to 0.245%.

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