Williamston, North Carolina Population 2021

5,080
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Williamston is a city located in Martin County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 5,080, it is the 139th largest city in North Carolina and the 4723rd largest city in the United States . Williamston is currently declining at a rate of -1.19% annually and its population has decreased by -7.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,511 in 2010. Williamston reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 4 miles, Williamston has a population density of 1,156 people per square mile.

The average household income in Williamston is $59,273 with a poverty rate of 21.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $653 per month, and the median house value is $96,000. The median age in Williamston is 47.1 years, 46.7 years for males, and 47.4 years for females.

Williamston Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 56.33%
  • White: 38.61%
  • Asian: 2.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.45%
  • Two or more races: 1.39%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Williamston, North Carolina is 5,080 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,202.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,511.

Williamston, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,99256.33%
White2,05138.61%
Asian1082.03%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander771.45%
Two or More Races741.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native100.19%
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Williamston Population by Race

Williamston Population Pyramid $2021

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Williamston Median Age

47.1


Total

46.7


Male

47.4


Female

Williamston Adults

There are 4,232 adults, (1,277 of whom are seniors) in Williamston.

Williamston Age Dependency

79.8

Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Williamston Sex Ratio

Female

3,126

58.85%

Male

2,186

41.15%

Williamston Population by Age

Williamston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Williamston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male44.1%55.9%
Female44.6%55.4%
All56.3%43.7%
Non Family56.8%43.2%
Married69.7%30.3%

56.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Williamston Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,2742.2956.3
Non Family8861.1656.8
Female6623.2344.6
Married6332.8869.7
Male932.3144.1

2.96

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Williamston Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2446.33%
9th to 12th Grade3448.93%
High School Graduate1,38735.99%
Some College83621.69%
Associates Degree2055.32%
Bachelors Degree48512.58%
Graduate Degree3539.16%
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Williamston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Williamston Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black2,0241,550206
White1,6371,523557
Hispanic108108
Islander7777
Asian515151
2+ Races242424
Native American1010

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%.

Williamston Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,429$28,441$26,669
Less Than 9th Grade$19,351$$19,140
High School Graduate$26,067$26,593$25,588
Some College$27,016$31,353$25,317
Bachelors Degree$45,071$46,319$39,474
Graduate Degree$$$46,500

$27,429

Average Earnings

$28,441

Average Male

$26,669

Average Female

Williamston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Williamston Language by Age

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Williamston Language

94.15% of Williamston residents speak only English, while 5.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.52% of the population.

Williamston Language

Williamston Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,96275425.46%
White1,85125213.61%
Hispanic18010357.22%
Asian10876.48%

21.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.90%

Male Poverty Rate

24.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Williamston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Williamston is Hispanic, with 57.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Williamston is Asian, with 6.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.38%.

Williamston Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.51%
Some College25.22%
High School13.70%
Bachelors or Greater3.43%

Williamston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed17.75%
Female Employed10.19%
Male Employed4.33%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Williamston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Williamston Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,707$59,273
Families$40,745$71,186
Married Families$60,264-
Non Families$23,958$40,546
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Income by Household Type

Williamston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

26.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Williamston Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Williamston Marital Status

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239

Number of Veterans

164

Male Veterans

75

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War69
Vietnam65
First Gulf War56
Korea12
World War II

Williamston Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7496
35 to 5458
18 to 3453
75+23
55 to 649

Williamston Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1699.30%
Black703.11%
Hispanic3128.70%

Williamston Veterans by Race

Williamston Veterans by Education

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12.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Williamston Veterans by Education

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60.3%

Labor Force Participation

49%

Employment Rate

18.6%

Unemployment Rate

Williamston Employment by Age

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Williamston Employment by Race

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Williamston 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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73.46%

Born in Williamston

97.61%

Native Born

2.39%

Foreign Born

1.36%

Non Citizen

1.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.61% of Williamston residents were born in the United States, with 73.46% having been born in North Carolina. 1.36% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,080-61-1.19%
20205,141-61-1.17%
20195,202-61-1.16%
20185,263-36-0.68%
20175,299-95-1.76%
20165,394-31-0.57%
20155,425-49-0.90%
20145,474-46-0.83%
20135,520-46-0.83%
20125,566-98-1.73%
20115,664-78-1.36%
20105,742-101-0.17%
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%

Williamston Population by Year