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Williamston, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Williamston is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Martin County at latitude 35.849 and longitude -77.0654. Martin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Williamston, but most people and references simply refer to it as Williamston, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Williamston indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Williamston, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,375
Population in Households 5,240
Population in Familes 4,181
Population in Group Qrtrs 135
Population Density1 1,398
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 2,350
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,472
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,706 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,179 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,171 (43.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 356 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $79,608
Average Home Value $90,042


Median Household Income $26,640
Average Household Income $38,048
Per Capita Income $16,195
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.59% -0.55%
Households -0.46% -0.39%
Families 0.39% -0.51%
Median Household Income   3.57%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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, 2014 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 # 139 81st
Population Density1 # 96 87th
Diversity Index2 # 256 65th
Median Household Income # 680 8th
Per Capita Income # 633 14th

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