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Williamston, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Williamston had a population of 5,352 as of July 1, 2016. Williamston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Williamston is located at latitude 35.849 and longitude -77.0654 in Martin County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Williamston (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Martin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The Town of Williamston (GNIS ID: 2406889) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Williamston is located within Township of Williamston, a minor civil division (MCD) of Martin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Williamston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Williamston: Skewarky, Squhawky, Williamstown.

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Williamston, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,352
Population in Households 5,228
Population in Familes 4,171
Population in Group Qrtrs 124
Population Density1 1,394
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 2,287
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,430
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,687 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,130 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,157 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 400 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $94,988
Average Home Value $112,633


Median Household Income $27,817
Average Household Income $39,267
Per Capita Income $16,667
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.48% -0.49%
Households -0.76% -0.52%
Families -0.22% -0.65%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Williamston, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Williamston to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 141 81st
Population Density1 # 99 87th
Diversity Index2 # 249 66th
Median Household Income # 668 10th
Per Capita Income # 642 13th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.