The first municipality in Virginia, Williamsburg was founded in 1632, or more than 100 years before the country in which it now sits. Known as Virginia’s colonial capital, the modern-day city of Williamsburg is a thriving community that attracts millions of tourists to explore its shops, amenities, and, of course, the world’s largest living history museum: Colonial Williamsburg. The city is also home to William & Mary, a premier public ivy research university widely recognized for its exceptional academic reputation.
Written about in the pages of every American history book, Williamsburg is an international tourism destination; Colonial Williamsburg alone sells more than 500,000 tickets each year. The reputation and academic excellence that William & Mary is known for also attracts businesses looking to recruit talented graduates in a variety of fields.
Williamsburg is known as “the smallest city with the biggest international address.” A recent survey found that 88% Williamsburg residents rated their overall quality of life as either good or excellent, and 90% regard the city as a good or excellent place to live.
|Industry||# of Employees||% of Workforce|
|Accommodation and Food Services||2,581||20.3%|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||1,357||10.7%|
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation||1,054||8.3%|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services||634||5.0%|
Median Household Income