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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Williams is a town in California with a population of 5,208. Williams is in Colusa County. Living in Williams offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Williams and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,038
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Williams Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    334.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    55.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    520.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    799.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    185.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    42%
    13%

Working in Williams

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,682
National
$55,322
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Williams Reviews

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We moved here because it's closer to work and cheaper than where I grew up. The town has absolutely nothing to it, despite being right off of I-5. The fast food places all close super early, you have to drive 10 minutes to get to a real grocery store, and 40 minutes to get to a walk-in clinic when you're sick. It's not ideal but the people who live here are nice and there's next to no crime.
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I grew up in Williams, attending kindergarten all through high school there and gaining work experience. It’s a very small community, with curtains events lots of people get involved which was great.
I've been living in Williams for the past ten years and have to say it's s a lovely calm town. Elementary and middle schools have a decent education, High school sports are competitive. There is a small Community College outreach facility. Towns full of stores, gas stations, fast food restaurants. The cost of living is affordable with rents averaging $800 monthly. Soccer leagues from infants to adults three times a year.