One of Lansing’s more charming, rural communities

Overview for Williamston, MI

3,845 people live in Williamston, where the median age is 40.5 and the average individual income is $52,418. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40.5 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Welcome to Williamston

One of Lansing’s more charming, rural communities
When one imagines a picturesque, charming small town, Williamston is often what comes to mind. “Main Street” is lined with historic, old-timey buildings where local restaurants, bars, thrift shops, markets, and other businesses can all be found, making day-to-day errands easy to take care of. Locals can enter the past daily thanks to the community’s extensive efforts to preserve commercial buildings, residential structures, and entire neighborhoods. Recently, Williamston's real estate landscape has seen an increase in the construction of new homes, featuring the latest finishes and floor plans designed for modern lifestyles, creating a perfect melding of two worlds.

What to Love

  • Antique shops, historic homes, and an old-timey feel 
  • Local cafes, bakeries, markets, and other businesses in the center of town
  • Convenient location alongside Interstate 96 simplifies travel to Lansing (or Detroit)
  • Unique Williamston homes for sale in Michigan

Local Lifestyle - Living in Williamston

Williamston boasts one of the Lansing area's best-preserved communities without sacrificing the modern conveniences we have become accustomed to. Plenty of antique stores can be found across town, with frequently changing inventories every week — a great excuse to enjoy retail any day. With many acres of untouched land, Williamston locals also spend a great deal of time enjoying the great outdoors, especially at community parks and golf courses, both public and private.

Williamston, Michigan Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

With a few locations around the area, Groovy Donuts is more than your “plain Jane” pastry shop. For example, the s’mores and Fruity Pebbles doughnuts are some of their top sellers. For those with dietary restrictions, Groovy Donuts offers both gluten-free and vegan options, not something frequently found at a donut shop.
Old Nation Brewing Company doesn’t have a trendy “flavor of the month” club, but they can guarantee a consistently delicious brew every time. With IPAs and porters, their brewery has been a favorite spot for nearly two decades. Cheese curds, wings, and poutine are a few of their northern-style pub classics — each of which pairs excellently with a few brewed creations.

An old-fashioned brick exterior, handsome wooden bar, and smoky, saucy ribs can be found at Zyndas. Centrally located, Zyndas features southwestern classics and their famous slow-smoked meats. What began as a humble food truck almost a decade ago has grown into one of Williamston’s most beloved eateries. Guests come from near and far to enjoy tacos, quesadillas, full racks of ribs, and creative cocktails.

Things To Do in Williamston

Williamston is one of the best places to tee off, with several golf courses in the immediate vicinity. The Wheatfield Valley Golf Course is one example. This public par 70 layout is popular with players of all skill levels, and guests also enjoy the facility’s driving ranges, attached restaurant and bar, and fully stocked pro shop. The Brookshire Inn & Golf Club is a private alternative also offering a golf league for members (when they are not teeing off individually).
McCormick Park, located within the heart of town, is fun for the whole family thanks to its playground equipment, scenic walking trails, covered pavilion, and consistent string of local events.

Besides golf and local parks, Williamston hosts a spate of popular annual events. On the first Thursday and Friday of August, you can participate in the city’s Dog Days of Summer event. Yes, it’s an event for dogs (and dog owners)! You and your pup can be part of the pet parade, ugly dog contest, and agility tutorials, among other activities. During the festival, you also can donate money and adopt dogs via the Ingham County Animal Shelter.

Then, on the first Saturday of December, downtown Williamston puts on its annual Light Parade. The celebration begins in the afternoon, and children can meet Santa after the parade. If you’re lucky, you could spot an ice sculpture and buy hot chocolate from street vendors.


Williamston students are beyond adequately prepared for the next step in their education. They may attend:

Demographics and Employment Data for Williamston, MI

Williamston has 1,828 households, with an average household size of 2.1. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Williamston do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,845 people call Williamston home. The population density is 1,567.15 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

45.59 / 54.41%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


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10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Williamston, MI

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The following schools are within or nearby Williamston. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
St Mary Elementary School
PreK - 5th
No rating available
9th - 12th
Williamston Discovery Elementary School
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Williamston Explorer Elementary School
3rd - 5th
Williamston Middle School
6th - 8th

Property Listings

Map of Properties in the Area

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