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Williamsburg, Massachusetts


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Williamsburg, Massachusetts

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High Points

Williamsburg strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Williamsburg College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Williamsburg Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Williamsburg People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Williamsburg Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Williamsburg Well-Paid Single Men
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Williamsburg Low Property Crime
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Williamsburg Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Williamsburg, Massachusetts

Comparing Williamsburg to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 6
Well-Paid Single Men 9 3
Age of the Population 8 9
Female Share of the Population 7 9
Male Share of the Population 4 2
Racial Diversity 4 2
Senior Citizens 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 4 2

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
College Educated Adults 10 7
People in Middle Class or Better 9 5
Median Family Income 9 3
People Above Poverty 9 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Public Transportation Use 7 2
Short Commute Times 5 8

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
People Living Alone 4 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 7
Affordability of Rents 1 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Property Crime 9 8
Low Violent Crime 7 7

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Williamsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampshire
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01096
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.393
Longitude -72.73

Williamsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:
  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station AMHERST
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Station CUMMINGTON HILL
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station VERNON
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
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Williamsburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,427 100%
Male 1,145 47.2%
Female 1,282 52.8%
Under 18 518 21.3%
18+ 1,909 78.7%
65+ 313 12.9%
Median Age 41.5
Average Family Size 2.88
White 2,377 97.9%
African-American 6 0.2%
Asian 12 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 4 0.2%
Mixed Race 26 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 0.7%

Estimated Williamsburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,434
Growth 7
Growth % 0.3%

Williamsburg Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 21.2%
Irish 13%
French (except Basque) 11.6%
Polish 9.6%
German 6.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.2%
French Canadian 5%
Italian 4.9%
Swedish 3.4%
Scottish 2.8%
US/American 2.7%
European 2.1%
British 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Russian 1.6%
Greek 1.5%
Lithuanian 1.2%
Albanian 0.7%
Armenian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Syrian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Williamsburg, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

South Chesterfield (01096)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Williamsburg 2,427 $55,833
Chesterfield 1,201 $57,361
Goshen 921 $58,750
Hatfield 3,249 $61,607
Northampton 28,978 $56,844
Westhampton 1,468 $66,625
Whately 1,573 $66,488

Williamsburg Public Libraries

Library
Meekins Public Library
2 MAIN ST.
Williamsburg, Massachusetts
(413) 268-7472

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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. Buckland, Massachusetts 88.7   21.4% 13.3% 25.2% 25 $51,420 4.9% 3.5% 1,991 6.9% 9 3.2% 1.5
2. Deerfield, Massachusetts 88   26.2% 13.8% 35.4% 23 $64,909 5% 2.8% 4,750 4.5% 16.2 0.7% 1.5
3. Whately, Massachusetts 88   27.9% 12.3% 37.6% 23 $66,488 4.5% 2% 1,573 3% 14 0.8% 1.3
4. Warner, New Hampshire 87.5   24.2% 12.2% 31.4% 30 $50,926 5.1% 1.7% 2,760 6.8% 11.2 12.4% 0.4
5. Chesterfield, New Hampshire 85.4   20.3% 10.9% 32.8% 23 $58,516 5% 2.2% 3,542 4.5% 7.1 13.2% 0.6
6. Mattapoisett, Massachusetts 85.1   25.4% 16.6% 42.9% 26 $68,246 5.3% 3.5% 6,268 3.6% 12.1 17% 1.9
7. Charlemont, Massachusetts 85   24.6% 11.6% 29% 30 $50,962 5% 4.9% 1,358 10.4% 5.9 8.3% 0.7
8. Dublin, New Hampshire 85   20.9% 13.2% 44.6% 26 $57,578 4.9% 2.7% 1,476 10.6% 15.6 13.7% 0.7
9. Thornton, New Hampshire 85   20.7% 12.4% 31.1% 26 $45,172 4.2% 2.4% 1,843 9.5% 15.2 45.1% 2.2
10. Swanzey, New Hampshire 84.6   22.5% 13% 20.6% 22 $51,500 5.9% 1.7% 6,800 5.4% 13.5 2.8% 1.6
11. Sheffield, Massachusetts 84.2   26.5% 15.8% 28.3% 23 $50,944 5.3% 2.6% 3,335 5.3% 12.6 13% 2.7
12. Hampden, Maine 84   20.1% 10.7% 34.7% 21 $61,321 5.5% 2.1% 6,327 3.5% 19.3 0.9% 0.2
13. Henniker, New Hampshire 83.8   26.2% 7.9% 42.8% 25 $59,527 4.9% 3.4% 4,433 7% 21 3.2% 1.6
14. North Hampton, New Hampshire 83.7   20.2% 14.3% 40.3% 26 $72,500 4.6% 1.6% 4,259 3.3% 18.3 2.9% 1.6
15. Winthrop, Maine 83.5   23.4% 17% 26.7% 25 $47,533 4.8% 1.6% 6,232 9.3% 14.6 14.8% 1
16. Bernardston, Massachusetts 83.3   22% 16.2% 19.5% 20 $53,125 4.1% 1% 2,155 4.4% 18.1 1.9% 0.9
17. Hopkinton, New Hampshire 83.2   20.3% 13.3% 47% 26 $69,737 5.2% 1.5% 5,399 1.8% 6.9 3.5% 0.7
18. Bristol, New Hampshire 82.2   24.9% 14.2% 22.5% 28 $44,766 5.9% 3.9% 3,033 6.9% 22.1 37.2% 0.3
19. Holden, Maine 81.5   22.8% 11% 28.2% 23 $62,208 5.4% 1.9% 2,827 6.5% 23.7 8.6% 0.7
20. New Hampton, New Hampshire 81.5   19.7% 12.4% 28.3% 28 $52,366 5.7% 2.7% 1,950 4.7% 13.3 19.1% 0.5
21. Kirtland, Ohio 81.5   19.4% 14.8% 32.6% 24 $76,062 5.6% 1.5% 6,670 2.3% 8.4 0.5% 0.5
22. Jaffrey, New Hampshire 80.8   24.4% 15.7% 24% 24 $48,703 6.1% 2.7% 5,476 7.8% 8.2 7% 0.4
23. Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania 80.2   26.9% 16.6% 19% 21 $43,520 6% 1.8% 3,594 9.9% 6.4 0.6% 0.3
24. Dighton, Massachusetts 80.1   18.9% 12.8% 25.1% 30 $64,792 5.8% 2.2% 6,175 2.6% 12.5 0.8% 0.5
25. Rindge, New Hampshire 79.8   18.2% 7.7% 24.9% 27 $52,500 5.8% 2.8% 5,451 7.6% 7.9 17.5% 1.8
26. Dauphin Island, Alabama 79.5   21.4% 16.2% 24.7% 28 $50,476 4.8% 3.6% 1,371 9.2% 17.5 49.4% 1.5
27. Wenham, Massachusetts 78.3   22.7% 14.1% 50.6% 29 $98,004 5.2% 2.2% 4,440 3.3% 5.4 0.8% 0.5
28. Oceanport, New Jersey 78   21.8% 14.2% 35.7% 28 $85,038 6% 4.3% 5,807 2.7% 12.2 1.2% 0.5
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