Williamston, North Carolina Population 2020

5,093

Williamston is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 5,093, it is the 140th largest city in North Carolina and the 4700th largest city in the United States. Williamston is currently declining at a rate of -1.74% annually and its population has decreased by -7.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,511 in 2010. Williamston reached it's highest population of 6,924 in 1960. Spanning over 4 miles, Williamston has a population density of 1,159 people per square mile.

The average household income in Williamston is $61,314 with a poverty rate of 18.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $676 per month, and the median house value is $97,700. The median age in Williamston is 47 years, 46.2 years for males, and 47.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 75.1 males.

Williamston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Williamston was:

  • Black or African American: 54.34%
  • White: 40.43%
  • Asian: 2.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.56%
  • Two or more races: 1.45%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Williamston, North Carolina is 5,093, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,273.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,511.

Williamston, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,92154.34%
White2,17340.43%
Asian1152.14%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander841.56%
Two or More Races781.45%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.07%

Williamston Population Pyramid 2020

Williamston Median Age

47


Total

46.2


Male

47.4


Female

Williamston Adults

There are 4,321 adults, (1,181 of whom are seniors) in Williamston.

Williamston Age Dependency

71.2

Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Williamston Sex Ratio

Female

3,070

57.12%

Male

2,305

42.88%

Williamston Households and Families

Williamston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Williamston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.9%32.1%
Non Family54.8%45.2%
All54.3%45.7%
Female36.4%63.6%
Male27.1%72.9%

54.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2922.2954.3
Non Family8881.1854.8
Married8112.9567.9
Female4863.2836.4
Male1072.1927.1

2.96

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Williamston Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1734.43%
9th to 12th Grade2686.86%
High School Graduate1,55239.75%
Some College88322.62%
Associates Degree2386.10%
Bachelors Degree44611.42%
Graduate Degree3448.81%

Williamston Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black2,0221,686243
White1,6931,588469
Hispanic107107
Islander8484
Asian555555
Multiple Races232323
Native American44

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 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,318$26,250$26,346
Less Than High School$18,600$$18,580
High School Grad$22,614$21,731$24,091
Some College$28,125$31,420$26,318
Bachelors Degree$43,938$44,158$43,214
Graduate Degree$$$46,111

$26,318

Average Earnings

$26,250

Average Male

$26,346

Average Female

Williamston Language

Williamston Language by Age

Williamston Language

94.46% of Williamston residents speak only English, while 5.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.33% of the population.

Williamston Poverty

Williamston Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,89164622.35%
White1,99524012.03%
Hispanic1637948.47%
Asian11554.35%

18.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.33%

Male Poverty Rate

20.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Williamston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Williamston is Hispanic, with 48.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Williamston is Asian, with 4.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.15%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School43.41%
Some College23.64%
High School14.17%
Bachelors or Greater3.72%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed17.59%
Female Employed10.64%
Male Employed6.40%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Williamston Income

Williamston Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,803$61,314
Families$41,080$76,214
Married Families$58,972-
Non Families$18,400$37,680

Williamston Marital Status

Williamston Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.5%

Male Marriage Rate

32.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Williamston Married by Age and Sex

Williamston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Williamston Marital Status by Race

Williamston Veterans

256

Number of Veterans

172

Male Veterans

84

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War81
Vietnam61
First Gulf War39
Korea13
World War II
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7498
18 to 3465
35 to 5457
75+27
55 to 649
Name Veterans % of Total
White1749.12%
Black823.65%
Hispanic2321.50%

$Williamston Veterans by Education

8.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Williamston Employment Status

59.5%

Labor Force Participation

51%

Employment Rate

14.3%

Unemployment Rate

Williamston Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

75.33%

Born in North Carolina

97.67%

Native Born

2.33%

Foreign Born

1.49%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.67% of Williamston residents were born in the United States, with 75.33% having been born in North Carolina. 1.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,093-90-1.74%
20195,183-90-1.71%
20185,273-33-0.62%
20175,306-90-1.67%
20165,396-30-0.55%
20155,426-49-0.89%
20145,475-47-0.85%
20135,522-44-0.79%
20125,566-97-1.71%
20115,663-78-1.36%
20105,741-102-0.18%
20005,8433400.60%
19905,503-656-1.12%
19806,159-411-0.64%
19706,570-354-0.52%
19606,9241,9493.36%
19504,9751,0092.29%
19403,9661,2353.80%
19302,7310.00%