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Williamstown is a town in Berkshire County, in the Pittsfield metro area.
The community was named after Col. Ephraim Williams, whose will provided for establishment of the free school that evolved into today's Williams College
The latitude of Williamstown is 42.711N. The longitude is -73.204W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 863 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,424.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Williamstown demographic reports
Williamstown is in the Berkshires, at the Vermont and New York borders
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Matthew Perry, actor
Local festivals include:
- Williamstown Theatre Festival - June 14-Aug. 26, 2007
Dates often change. Check Williamstown web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Hopkins Memorial Forest
Historic sites and museums: Clark Art Institute, Williams College Museum of Art
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Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
11% of Williamstown residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Williamstown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Williamstown was $26,039, compared with $21,587 nationally.
54% of Williamstown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Williamstown festival dates:
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- Williamstown Theatre Festival - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Williamstown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $472. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,025.
Libraries in Williamstown include David & Joyce Milne Public Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Williamstown workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Williamstown include Howard Johnson Williamstown, Northside Motel at Williams College, Orchards.
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