Williamsburg is a city located in Whitley County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Whitley County. With a 2020 population of 5,342, it is the 87th largest city in Kentucky and the 6325th largest city in the United States. Williamsburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.15% annually and its population has increased by 0.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,326 in 2020. Spanning over 4 miles, Williamsburg has a population density of 1,282 people per square mile.
The average household income in Williamsburg is $50,507 with a poverty rate of 27.70%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $568 per month, and the median house value is $82,100. The median age in Williamsburg is 22.4 years, 21 years for males, and 23.8 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Williamsburgwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.
94.37% of Williamsburg residents speak only English, while 5.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.11% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Williamsburg is Black, with 53.85% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Williamsburg is Hispanic, with 16.22% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.07%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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94.70% of Williamsburg residents were born in the United States, with 55.58% having been born in Kentucky. 4.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.