Williamston, North Carolina Population 2024

4,959

Williamston is a city located in Martin County North Carolina. Williamston has a 2024 population of 4,959. It is also the county seat of Martin County.Williamston is currently declining at a rate of -1.35% annually and its population has decreased by -5.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,227 in 2020.

The average household income in Williamston is $50,109 with a poverty rate of 32.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Williamston is 45.5 years, 49.6 years for males, and 44.2 years for females.

Williamston Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 52.7%
  • White: 34.78%
  • Two or more races: 10.05%
  • Asian: 2.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.36%
  • Native American:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
4.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,128.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.13% (-268)
The current population of Williamston, North Carolina is 4,959 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,227.

Williamston, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American2,75352.7%
White1,81734.78%
Two or more races52510.05%
Asian1102.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander190.36%
Native American
Other race
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Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Other race

Williamston Population by Race

Williamston Population Pyramid 2024

Williamston Median Age

45.5

Total

49.6

Male

44.2

Female

Williamston Adults

There are 4,228 adults, (1,210 of whom are seniors) in Williamston.

Williamston Age Dependency

73.1

Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Williamston Sex Ratio

Female3,05658.5%
Male2,16841.5%

Williamston Population by Age

Williamston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,4612.075050
Non Family1,0471.1452.947.1
Married8152.2664.935.1
Female5043.692773
Male952.1112.687.4
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2.76

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

50.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Williamston Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Williamston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Williamston Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 31.71%.

Williamston Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,696

Average Earnings

$39,293

Average Male

$32,137

Average Female

Williamston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Williamston Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Williamston Language

88.86% of Williamston residents speak only English, while 11.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.04% of the population.

Williamston Language

Williamston Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,7081,07339.62%
Hispanic44843396.65%
Multiple52543382.48%
White1,7191599.25%
Asian11076.36%
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32.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.32%

Male Poverty Rate

35.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Williamston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Williamston is Hispanic, with 96.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Williamston is Asian, with 6.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 56.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.73%.

Williamston Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School40.63%
Less Than 9th Grade21.41%
Some College19.85%
Bachelors or Greater8.62%
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Williamston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed27.19%
Female Unemployed23.59%
Male Employed13.92%
Male Unemployed
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Williamston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Williamston Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Williamston Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.6%

Male Marriage Rate

32.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Williamston Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Williamston Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

327

Number of Veterans

327

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Williamston Veterans by War

count

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Williamston Veterans by Age

count

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Williamston Veterans by Race

Williamston Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

68.2%

Veteran Disability Rate

Williamston Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.6%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

14.2%

Unemployment Rate

Williamston Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Williamston Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Williamston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.36%

Born in Williamston

97.01%

Native Born

2.99%

Foreign Born

0.42%

Non Citizen

2.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.01% of Williamston residents were born in the United States, with 72.36% having been born in North Carolina. 0.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Williamston Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,619-68-1.45%
20284,687-68-1.43%
20274,755-68-1.41%
20264,823-68-1.39%
20254,891-68-1.37%
20244,959-68-1.35%
20235,027-68-1.33%
20225,095-68-1.32%
20215,163-64-1.22%
20205,227240.46%
20195,203-66-1.25%
20185,269-29-0.55%
20175,298-94-1.74%
20165,392-32-0.59%
20155,424-49-0.9%
20145,473-45-0.82%
20135,518-48-0.86%
20125,566-97-1.71%
20115,663-77-1.34%
20105,740-103-1.76%
20005,8433406.18%
19905,503-656-10.65%
19806,159-411-6.26%
19706,570-354-5.11%
19606,9241,94939.18%
19504,9751,00925.44%
19403,9661,23545.22%
19302,731
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Williamston Population by Year