• psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This website is authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities, condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton, Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry, Va Beach, Yorktown and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @ 757-254-813

Where are the people coming from who move to Williamsburg VA ?

There is a lot of speculation about the origins of Williamsburg, VA home buyers. Some would have you believe that we are somehow a southern colony of the northeast. In my personal experience I do work with a lot of home buyers coming from up north. Primarily New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and the Washington D.C. area.

Why Williamsburg VA ? Better weather, for one.  Lower Taxes, Lots of activities , museums , cultural events. The Beach and Mountains within a short drive. In recent years, the pipeline of previously arrived friends and family members has also fueled the trend..

These aren’t just the traditional retirees moving south, but families and recent college graduates.

Here is a link to a neat interactive map courtesy of the The Charlotte Observer it shows what areas people are coming from in their move to Williamsburg/ James City County VA.   Te map is based on 2000-2005 IRS tax returns, confirming we are a mobile society. The data shows most moves are relatively local, such as from the urban areas to the suburbs or adjacent counties. In the chart below we see that out of the top 18 areas where people relocated from, the only two northeastern states are Suffolk, NY and Fairfield CT.

 

    Newport News, VA 3,659
    York, VA 1,933
    Williamsburg, VA 1,057
    Hampton, VA 930
    Fairfax, VA 825
    Virginia Beach, VA 570
    Gloucester, VA 480
    Henrico, VA 443
    New Kent, VA 357
    Chesterfield, VA 310
    Norfolk, VA 243
    Suffolk, NY 226
    Chesapeake, VA 210
    Prince William, VA 199
    Montgomery, MD 191
    Richmond City, VA 188
    Fairfield, CT 173
    Anne Arundel, MD 128

     

     

In an analysis of migration data from a more recent  2007 IRS Report. Of the 3503 people who moved into Williamsburg/  James City County  1575 of those were from out of state. 45% or almost have of our population is coming from other states.

The next question for home sellers in the Williamsburg / James City County area of Virginia. How do you reach these prospective home buyers ?

I would welcome an opportunity to show you how Mr Williamsburg reaches these prospects !

Williamsburg VA Migration Data  Click here to see where people are coming from who are moving to Williamsburg, James City County, Newport News, Mathews County, Isle of Wight, Gloucester County, Hampton, York County and Middlesex County Virginia. This data is from 2007 IRS information

Williamsburg, VA James City County Census Facts

The following Statistics are for the James City County area of Williamsburg, VA.

All data is from the U.S. Census Bureau. You can find the statistics from the City of Williamsburg VA here.

 

People Quick Facts James City County Virginia
Population, 2006 estimate 59,741 7,642,884
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 24.2% 8.0%
Population, 2000 48,102 7,078,515
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2006 4.5% 6.7%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2006 19.7% 23.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2006 17.8% 11.6%
Female persons, percent, 2006 51.2% 50.8%
White persons, percent, 2006 (a) 83.7% 73.3%
Black persons, percent, 2006 (a) 13.0% 19.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2006 (a) 0.3% 0.3%
Asian persons, percent, 2006 (a) 1.6% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2006 (a) Z 0.1%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2006 1.3% 1.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2006 (b) 2.4% 6.3%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2006 81.5% 67.7%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 49.7% 52.2%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 4.1% 8.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 5.9% 11.1%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 89.3% 81.5%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 41.5% 29.5%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 7,172 1,155,083
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 24.6 27
     
Housing units, 2006 26,949 3,230,803
Homeownership rate, 2000 77.0% 68.1%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 14.0% 21.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $167,300 $125,400
     
Households, 2000 19,003 2,699,173
Persons per household, 2000 2.47 2.54
Median household income, 2004 $66,180 $51,103
Per capita money income, 1999 $29,256 $23,975
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 6.6% 9.5%
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