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Williamston, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Williamston had a population of 5,246 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Williamston, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,246
Daytime Population: Workers 3,606
Daytime Population: Residents 3,429
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,035
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 5,114
Population in Familes 4,069
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density2 1,366
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $28,479
Average Household Income $39,963
Per Capita Income $17,063


Total Housing Units 2,693 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,099 (40.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,153 (42.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 441 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $96,897
Average Home Value $114,321


Total Households 2,252
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,403
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.69% -0.73%
Households -0.87% -0.83%
Families -0.45% -0.96%
Median Household Income   0.04%
Per Capita Income   1.01%

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, 2017 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 # 146 80th
Population Density # 109 85th
Diversity Index # 251 66th
Median Household Income # 669 10th
Per Capita Income # 660 11th

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