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: 156,528
  • Population (2025 Projected) : 164,512
  • Average Annual Growth Rate : 1.0%

50 Mile Radius

  • Population: 2,977,478
  • Population (2025 Projected) : 3,067,880
  • Labor Force: 1,507,266
              Participation Rate : 65.2%
  • Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
  • Average Annual Wage (All Industries): $49,410
  • Education
              High School Degree: 385,113
              Bachelor’s Degree: 346,556

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Unemployment Rate *

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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: 156,528​
  • Population (2025 Projected): 164,512
  • Average Household Size:  2.57 People
  • Median Household Income: $83,989
  • Median Apartment Rent:  $1,135
  • Median Home Value:  $330,917

 

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*Unemployment Data for Q4 2019

**Data Source: U.S. Census Quick Facts 2019; JobsEQ