Williamson, West Virginia Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

In Williamson City, the population has grown rapidly. It has more than 7,000 residents. The median home value is nearly $420,000, more than double the national average. Over 62% of the people in Williamson have at least a bachelor's degree, compared with only 33% of the population nationally. As the population grows, Williamson continues to thrive economically. The city's median home value has almost doubled since 2000.

Before the town was established, it was nothing more than a cornfield. The land owners of the area viewed it as an ideal site for a town. They sold off the land as town lots. By 1901, coal mines dotted the Norfolk and Western Railroad's main line through the town. The railroad's arrival brought with it many new jobs, and the city has since continued to grow to overtake Bluefield.