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Williamsburg is an independent city, in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for King William III of England.

The latitude of Williamsburg is 37.270N. The longitude is -76.707W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 82 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,605.


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Median household income
Local
$37,093
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Williamsburg demographic reports
Williamsburg is between the York and James rivers.
Established as the colonial capital of Virginia in 1699. Gov. Francis Nicholson, who had designed the city of Annapolis when he served as Maryland's royal governor, then laid out this community

Declined after the capital moved to Richmond during the Revolution

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 25. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· President Thomas Jefferson
· Lawrence Taylor, football player
· Bruce Hornsby, musician
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Scottish Festival - Sept. 28-30, 2007
  • Virginia Shakespeare Festival - June 27-Aug. 12, 2007
  • Italian Festival - Oct. 13-14, 2007
  • Williamsburg Film Festival - March 7-10, 2007
  • Virginia Indian Heritage Day - Nov. 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Williamsburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Williamsburg Symphonia
Nearby parks & recreation: York River State Park
Williamsburg attractions: Busch Gardens, Water Country USA
Historic sites and museums: Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center, Muscarelle Museum of Art, Bassett Hall
Colleges and universities: College of William and Mary
Quotes:
I held Williamsburg in contempt, yet I couldn't quite dismiss it out of hand. More than a million people visit it every year. Could all of them really be all that wrong?
-- States of Mind: A Personal Journey Through the Mid-Atlantic
Jonathan Yardley

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Williamsburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Williamsburg City economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Norfolk-Virginia Beach area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 23186 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Williamsburg residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Williamsburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Williamsburg was $18,483, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

45% of Williamsburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Williamsburg include Williamsburg Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Williamsburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $557.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,317.


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Libraries in Williamsburg include James City County Library, Williamsburg Regional Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Williamsburg include Williamsburg Virginia Gazette

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Williamsburg City supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Williamsburg political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Williamsburg workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Williamsburg include Best Western Colonial Capitol, Best Western Patrick Henry Inn, Best Western Williamsburg Westpark Hotel, Captain John Smith Inn, Comfort Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn Central, Comfort Inn Historic Area, Comfort Inn Outlet Center, Country Hearth Inn, Country Inn & Suites Williamsburg ... More hotels.

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“ I held Williamsburg in contempt, yet I couldn't quite dismiss it out of hand. More than a million people visit it every year. Could all of them really be all that wrong? ”
~ States of Mind: A Personal Journey Through the Mid-Atlantic
Jonathan Yardley

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