Greater Williamsburg Workforce

People you can count on

The Greater Williamsburg region is home to a diverse and talented workforce. Learn more about our community’s workforce assets in the data below or download  statistical community profiles for a more in-depth look.  Home to the College of William and Mary, Thomas Nelson Community College, as well as many technical colleges, our region meets your business’s workforce needs with a skilled labor pool.

GWP Population

  • Population: 153,807
  • Population (2020 Projected) : 158,294
  • Average Annual Growth Rate : 1.2%

50 Mile Radius

  • Population: 3,030,383
  • Population (2020 Projected) : 3,072,618
  • Labor Force: 1,534,255
              Participation Rate : 63.5%
  • Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
  • Average Annual Wage (All Industries): $47,017
  • Education
              High School Degree: 406,080
              Bachelor’s Degree: 335,654


Unemployment Rate


Population with Bachelors Degree

Living and Working in Greater Williamsburg

The Greater Williamsburg region provides its residents a high quality of life at an affordable cost. With a host of attractions and amenities, including Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens, outdoor recreation, restaurants, night life, and abundant housing.

Demographic Snapshot

  • Total Population: 153,807
  • Population (2020 Projected): 177,242
  • Average Household Size:  2 People
  • Median Household Income: $67,259
  • Median Apartment Rent:  $1,135
  • Median House & Condo Value:  $303,716


IEDC Data Set

The spreadsheet available for download will provide you with the data recommended by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for the Greater Williamsburg communities.