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Williamston is a town in Martin County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Col. William Williams, Revolutionary War officer

The latitude of Williamston is 35.854N. The longitude is -77.055W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 72 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,749.


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Median household income
Local
$22,925
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Williamston demographic reports
Williamston is on the Roanoke River
Former and merged names include:
· Williamstown
· Skewarky
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 37. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Gaylord and Jim Perry, baseball players
Nearby parks & recreation: Morningstar Nature Refuge
Colleges and universities: Martin Community College

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3% of Williamston residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Williamston ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Williamston was $14,125, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Williamston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Williamston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $269.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $720.


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Libraries in Williamston include Martin Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Martin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Williamston political report.

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The average commute time for Williamston workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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