Williamston, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Williamston, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Williamston had a population of 5,192 as of July 1, 2018. 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 35.8546 and longitude -77.0555 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.

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

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Williamston, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,192
Population in Households 5,060
Population in Familes 4,048
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density2 1,352
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $29,611
Average Household Income $41,138
Per Capita Income $17,836


Total Housing Units 2,687 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,172 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,094 (40.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 421 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $96,002
Average Home Value $114,219


Total Households 2,266
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,412
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.73% -0.74%
Households -0.69% -0.73%
Families -0.32% -0.82%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 2018 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 # 150 80th
Population Density # 115 85th
Diversity Index # 255 65th
Median Household Income # 667 10th
Per Capita Income # 647 13th

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