UPDATED MAY 21, 2020:

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Williamsburg Fact Sheet

Date Founded     1699
Form of Government     Council-Manager
U.S. Congressional District 2nd District: Elaine Luria (D)
Virginia State Senate 1st District: Monty Mason (D)
Virginia House of Delegates

93rd District: Mike Mullin (D)

Current Population Estimate (2010) 14,068
Est. Households 3,830
Est. Owner Occupied Units 1,921 (50.2%)
Est. Renter Occupied 1,909 (49.8%)
Population Density (per sq. mile) 1,529 persons/sq. mile
Major Employers in the City

William & Mary
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 

Total Property Values $1,861,554,000 (taxable)
$537,072,400 (non-taxable)
$2,398,626,400 (total)
Est. Median Household Income $44,380
Est. Per Capita Income $19,898
Est. Average Household Income $62,934
Per Capita Annual Retail Sales (2008) $31,534 (highest in Virginia)
Real Estate Taxes     $0.57/$100 assessed value
Personal Property Tax $3.50/$100 NADA avg. loan value
College of William & Mary enrollment approx. 7,500
Room & Meal Tax     5% of gross sales
Lodging Tax $2 per room per night
Williamsburg-James City County School
876 (2009)
Number of Libraries 2
Land Area (sq. miles) 9.2 square miles
FOIA     Information about Freedom of Information requests is available online
Current Contracts The Purchasing Department posts current bids and proposals on their webpage
Lobbying The City of Williamsburg does not employ or retain private lobbyists. The City is a member of the Virginia Municipal League, which lobbies on behalf of local governments in Virginia generally. Various City staff members have participated in the legislative process when there are issues of particular concern to the City of Williamsburg.
Open Space/Protected Areas 39.5% of the city
Number of Acres Parks & Playgrounds Undeveloped: 25.42 acres
Developed: 1725 acres
Location 37° 15’ North latitude
76°37’ West longitude
Elevation 6-90 ft. above sea level
Climate Avg. max: 70º F
Avg. min: 48º F
Average annual precipitation 47.56 inches

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