Williams, Oregon - Basic Facts

Williams is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Williams Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Josephine County at latitude 42.2187 and longitude -123.2739. Josephine County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,404 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Williams Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 11.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Williams, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,006
Population in Households 1,006
Population in Familes 781
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 89
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 429
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 281
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 311 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $246,825
Average Home Value $282,984


Median Household Income $39,963
Average Household Income $47,281
Per Capita Income $20,497
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population -1.48% -0.77%
Households -1.27% -0.66%
Families -1.99% -0.8%
Median Household Income   3.96%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Williams, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Williams to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 209 45th
Population Density1 # 349 8th
Diversity Index2 # 294 22nd
Median Household Income # 268 29th
Per Capita Income # 263 31st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.