Williamsburg, KY

Census Place

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2022 Population
5,229
0.816% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
27.3
7.48% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
33%
18.4% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$33,875
8.27% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$92,700
0.43% 1-year decline
2022 Employed Population
1,881
0.843% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Williamsburg, KY had a population of 5.23k people with a median age of 27.3 and a median household income of $33,875. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Williamsburg, KY declined from 5,272 to 5,229, a −0.816% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,287 to $33,875, a 8.27% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Williamsburg, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.88%), Other (Hispanic) (2.31%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.4%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.17%).

None of the households in Williamsburg, KY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.8% of the residents in Williamsburg, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Williamsburg, KY are University of the Cumberlands (6,956 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Williamsburg, KY was $92,700, and the homeownership rate was 42.4%.

Most people in Williamsburg, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12 minutes. The average car ownership in Williamsburg, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Williamsburg, KY is home to a population of 5.23k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.02% of Williamsburg, KY residents were born outside of the country (158 people).

In 2022, there were 23.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.72k people) in Williamsburg, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 203 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 121 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2022 Citizenship
97%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.8% of Williamsburg, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Williamsburg, KY was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Williamsburg, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.72k ± 160
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    203 ± 67
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    121 ± 124
3.21%
Hispanic Population
168 people

In 2022, there were 23.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.72k people) in Williamsburg, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 203 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 121 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.21% of the people in Williamsburg, KY are hispanic (168 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    28,651 ± 4,142 people
  2. Cuba
    14,970 ± 2,999 people
  3. India
    12,312 ± 2,720 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 28,651 Kentucky residents, followed by Cuba with 14,970 and India with 12,312.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.02%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
158 people
3.76%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
198 people

As of 2022, 3.02% of Williamsburg, KY residents (158 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Williamsburg, KY was 3.76%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    48 ± 64
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    30 ± 43
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    7 ± 27

Williamsburg, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Williamsburg, KY employs 1.88k people. The largest industries in Williamsburg, KY are Educational Services (402 people), Retail Trade (238 people), and Manufacturing (237 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($45,469), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($35,114), and Wholesale Trade ($33,102).

Males in Kentucky have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,220. The income inequality in Kentucky (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

1.88k
2022 Value
± 352
−0.843%
1 Year decline
± 25.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Williamsburg, KY declined at a rate of −0.843%, from 1.9k employees to 1.88k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Williamsburg, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (311 people), Sales & Related Occupations (238 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (181 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Williamsburg, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.88k
2022 Value
± 352
−0.843%
1 Year decline
± 25.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Williamsburg, KY declined at a rate of −0.843%, from 1.9k employees to 1.88k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Williamsburg, KY, are Educational Services (402 people), Retail Trade (238 people), and Manufacturing (237 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Williamsburg, KY, though some of these residents may live in Williamsburg, KY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$26,125
Median earning men ± $15,316
$12,047
Median earning women ± $11,085

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($53,523), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($49,522), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($47,857).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($32,875), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($31,286), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($30,909).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.51%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.98M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a 2.51% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kentucky went to Donald J. Trump with 62.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.23%).

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing the state of Kentucky. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kentucky

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Mitch McConnell
Senator from Kentucky2
Assumed office on January 3, 1985
Rand Paul
Senator from Kentucky3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing Kentucky.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Kentucky

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kentucky have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Williamsburg, KY awarded 6,956 degrees. The student population of Williamsburg, KY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 8,231 male students and 9,822 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Williamsburg, KY are Unknown (3,744 and 77.5%), followed by White (740 and 15.3%), Hispanic or Latino (223 and 4.62%), and Asian (75 and 1.55%).

The largest universities in Williamsburg, KY by number of degrees awarded are University of the Cumberlands (6,956 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Williamsburg, KY are Information Technology (1,253 and 18%), Other Educational Administration & Supervision (572 and 8.22%), and Computer & Information Systems Security (564 and 8.11%).

The median tuition cost in Williamsburg, KY for private four year colleges is $9,875.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2022 in Williamsburg, KY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 83%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 33.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 18,053 (45.6% men and 54.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 18,053 students enrolled in Williamsburg, KY, 45.6% men and 54.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Unknown with 8,305 records, of which 61.7% were women and 38.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 564 degrees awarded
  2. 491 degrees awarded
  3. 1,198 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Williamsburg, KY was Computer & Information Systems Security with 564 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
6,956 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of the Cumberlands with 6,956 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,308 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Williamsburg, KY, which is 0.907 times less than the 3,648 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Unknown students. These 3,744 degrees mean that there were 5.06 times more degrees awarded to Unknown students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 740 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($9,875) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.821% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.756% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.17M), Some college (766k), and Secondary Education (551k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Williamsburg, KY was $92,700 in 2022, which is 0.329 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $93,100 to $92,700, a 0.43% decrease. The homeownership rate in Williamsburg, KY is 42.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Williamsburg, KY have an average commute time of 12 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Williamsburg, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$92,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$30,062
$677
Median Property Taxes
±$198

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Williamsburg, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

42.4%
Homeownership
2022
58%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 42.4% of the housing units in Williamsburg, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.8%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Williamsburg, KY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$33,875
Median Household Income
± $17,112
1.6k
Number of Households
± 317

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.6k households in Williamsburg, KY grew to $33,875 from the previous year's value of $31,287.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Williamsburg, KY is from Kentucky.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2022, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.286% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.1%)
  2. Carpooled (11.5%)
  3. Walked (6.24%)

In 2022, 76.1% of workers in Williamsburg, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.5%) and those who walked to work (6.24%).

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Commute Time

12 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Williamsburg, KY have a shorter commute time (12 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.772% of the workforce in Williamsburg, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Williamsburg, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Williamsburg, KY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

33% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Williamsburg, KY (1.28k out of 3.87k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Williamsburg, KY is White, followed by Other and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.4% of the population of Williamsburg, KY has health coverage, with 35.8% on employee plans, 31.9% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Whitley County, KY see 1170 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.1% decrease from the previous year (1394 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1402 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 62 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,170 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Whitley County, KY

Primary care physicians in Whitley County, KY see an average of 1,170 patients per year. This represents a 16.1% decrease from the previous year (1,394 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Whitley County, KY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.8% under 18 years, 37.4% between 18 and 34 years, 29.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.56%
Uninsured
35.8%
Employer Coverage
31.9%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
1.35%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Williamsburg, KY grew by 4.79% from 6.26% to 6.56%.

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