Williamsburg, Virginia Population 2021

14,858
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Williamsburg is a city located in James City County Virginia. It is also the county seat of James City County. With a 2020 population of 14,858, it is the 36th largest city in Virginia and the 2331st largest city in the United States . Williamsburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.32% annually but its population has increased by 5.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,068 in 2010. Williamsburg reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 9 miles, Williamsburg has a population density of 1,662 people per square mile.

The average household income in Williamsburg is $89,601 with a poverty rate of 20.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,193 per month, and the median house value is $306,000. The median age in Williamsburg is 24.9 years, 24.9 years for males, and 24.9 years for females.

Williamsburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Williamsburgwas:

  • White: 73.43%
  • Black or African American: 15.05%
  • Asian: 6.45%
  • Two or more races: 3.58%
  • Other race: 1.13%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Williamsburg, Virginia is 14,858 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,954.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,068.

Williamsburg, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,96173.43%
Black or African American2,24615.05%
Asian9636.45%
Two or More Races5353.58%
Some Other Race1691.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native530.36%
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Williamsburg Population by Race

Williamsburg Population Pyramid $2021

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Williamsburg Median Age

24.9


Total

24.9


Male

24.9


Female

Williamsburg Adults

There are 13,371 adults, (2,342 of whom are seniors) in Williamsburg.

Williamsburg Age Dependency

35.3

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

14.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Williamsburg Sex Ratio

Female

7,998

53.58%

Male

6,929

46.42%

Williamsburg Population by Age

Williamsburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Williamsburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male19.1%80.9%
Female34.4%65.6%
Non Family37.8%62.2%
All49.3%50.7%
Married72%28%

49.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Williamsburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,7062.2449.3
Non Family2,5101.5537.8
Married1,6662.9472
Female4623.3334.4
Male683.0319.1

2.93

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

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Williamsburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade821.10%
9th to 12th Grade3104.17%
High School Graduate1,39318.73%
Some College1,07114.40%
Associates Degree3614.85%
Bachelors Degree2,01927.14%
Graduate Degree2,20329.61%
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Williamsburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Williamsburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,5435,3983,794
Black1,211990208
Hispanic33532087
2+ Races18017821
Asian135126118
Other Race101101
Native American3232

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 87.41%.

Williamsburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,135$48,063$28,868
Less Than 9th Grade$27,353$$
High School Graduate$25,583$33,125$24,188
Some College$22,446$24,070$19,080
Bachelors Degree$34,597$40,238$29,844
Graduate Degree$64,500$102,589$45,163

$35,135

Average Earnings

$48,063

Average Male

$28,868

Average Female

Williamsburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Williamsburg Language by Age

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Williamsburg Language

86.11% of Williamsburg residents speak only English, while 13.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.95% of the population.

Williamsburg Language

Williamsburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,3381,17015.94%
Black1,85952728.35%
Hispanic80126933.58%
Other15111374.83%
Multiple38210828.27%
Asian1416546.10%
Native534177.36%

20.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.99%

Male Poverty Rate

20.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Williamsburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Williamsburg is Native, with 77.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Williamsburg is White, with 15.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.26%.

Williamsburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.69%
Some College17.20%
High School16.60%
Bachelors or Greater4.41%

Williamsburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed73.60%
Female Unemployed73.44%
Male Employed13.28%
Female Employed13.04%

Williamsburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Williamsburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,463$89,601
Families$86,250$122,733
Married Families$105,741-
Non Families$43,989$59,324
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Income by Household Type

Williamsburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

26.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.7%

Male Marriage Rate

23.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Williamsburg Married by Age and Sex

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Williamsburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Williamsburg Marital Status by Race

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Williamsburg Marital Status

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1,009

Number of Veterans

928

Male Veterans

81

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam355
First Gulf War296
Second Gulf War241
Korea117
World War II29

Williamsburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+307
35 to 54260
65 to 74238
55 to 64153
18 to 3451

Williamsburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8258.28%
Black1468.46%
Other Race3520.71%
Hispanic111.30%
Asian30.31%

Williamsburg Veterans by Race

Williamsburg Veterans by Education

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5.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Williamsburg Veterans by Education

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50.7%

Labor Force Participation

47.1%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Williamsburg Employment by Age

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Williamsburg Employment by Race

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Williamsburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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41.46%

Born in Williamsburg

93.12%

Native Born

6.88%

Foreign Born

4.33%

Non Citizen

2.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.12% of Williamsburg residents were born in the United States, with 41.46% having been born in Virginia. 4.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Williamsburg Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,858-48-0.32%
202014,906-48-0.32%
201914,954-48-0.32%
201815,00280.05%
201714,9941100.74%
201614,884840.57%
201514,8002201.51%
201414,580-37-0.25%
201314,617910.63%
201214,5264172.96%
201114,1093822.78%
201013,7271,7291.36%
200011,9984680.40%
199011,5301,6601.57%
19809,8708010.85%
19709,0692,2372.87%
19606,832970.14%
19506,7352,7935.50%
19403,9421640.43%
19303,7781,2784.22%
19202,500-214-0.82%
19102,7147143.10%
19002,0000.00%

Williamsburg Population by Year