Williamsburg, Iowa

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Williamsburg is a city in Iowa County, Iowa, United States. The population was 2,622 at the 2000 census. Williamsburg is known for Holden's Foundation Seeds. Aviation pioneer Eugene Ely was born outside Williamsburg.



Williamsburg is located at 41°39′51″N 92°0′44″W / 41.66417°N 92.01222°W / 41.66417; -92.01222 (41.664281, -92.012334).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²) of it is land and 0.32% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,622 people, 1,072 households, and 687 families residing in the city. The population density was 833.4 people per square mile (321.4/km²). There were 1,112 housing units at an average density of 353.4/sq mi (136.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.98% White, 0.11% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population.

There were 1,072 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,528, and the median income for a family was $46,779. Males had a median income of $31,104 versus $24,091 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,712. About 3.6% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

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