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Williamstown, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Williamstown had a population of 4,164 as of July 1, 2019. Williamstown ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Williamstown is located at latitude 38.6381 and longitude -84.5605 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the City of Williamstown encompass a land area of 16.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.53 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 971 feet.

The City of Williamstown (GNIS ID: 2405749) 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.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Williamstown is located within Williamstown-Dry Ridge Division of Grant County.


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Williamstown, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Williamstown, KY Housing Affordability Index is 149
State of Kentucky Housing Affordability Index is 161
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Williamstown, KY Wealth Index is 42
State of Kentucky Wealth Index is 73
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 4,164 (100%)
Population in Households 3,781 (90.8%)
Population in Families 3,132 (75.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 383 ( 9.2%)
Population Density 249
Diversity Index2 17
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,592
Average Household Income $51,156
Per Capita Income $17,282
Wealth Index4 42

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,568 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 853 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 557 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $135,695
Housing Affordability Index3 149
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,411
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 987
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.64% 0.55%
Households 0.57% 0.51%
Families 0.49% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

Williamstown, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Williamstown to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 103 81st
Population Density # 479 11th
Diversity Index # 239 56th
Median Household Income # 371 31st
Per Capita Income # 474 12th

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