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Welcome to Williamston ...

The city of Williamston is located in Ingham County<1>.



Williamston was established in 1834.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Williamston has a population of 3,945 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Williamston is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Williamston lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Williamston is within the (517) area code.

The ZIP code for Williamston: 48895<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Williamston had an population of 3,945 people. This is an increase of 2.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Williamston had a population of 3,854 people. This makes Williamston the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Williamston represents 0.04% of the population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 177th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,854 people, the population of Williamston increased 12% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,441 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Williamston.

Communities Also Named Williamston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Williamston - they are located in Alabama, North Carolina, Ohio and South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Williamston.

Communities near Williamston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Williamston.

  • Lansing
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • East Lansing
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Lansing
    • East Lansing is located in Ingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,641 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Lansing <5>
  • Howell
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howell
    • Howell is located in Livingston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,648 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Howell <5>
  • Mason
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
    • Mason is located in Ingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,389 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason <5>
  • De Witt
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Fowlerville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Perry
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perry
    • Perry is located in Shiawassee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,075 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perry <5>
  • Leslie
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leslie have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie
    • Leslie is located in Ingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,883 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leslie <5>
  • Webberville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webberville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webberville
    • Webberville is located in Ingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Webberville <5>
  • Laingsburg
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laingsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laingsburg
    • Laingsburg is located in Shiawassee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,283 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laingsburg <5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Williamston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Williamston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Williamston. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Williamston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Williamston. See our Newspapers Page for Williamston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Williamston ...

Looking for more information about Williamston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Williamston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Williamston.

Adding Williamston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Williamston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Williamston was on a map titled Road Map for Michigan (from Shell Oil, 1956).

We also found Williamston in the book titled .<7> From that list, the Williamston post office opened in 1884.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Williamston.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Williamston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Ingham County: www.ingham.org/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Ingham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Williamston.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Williamston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Williamston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Williamston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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