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Williston, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Williston had a population of 409 as of July 1, 2017. Williston ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Williston is located at latitude 35.1582 and longitude -89.3755 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Williston (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 502 feet.

The City of Williston (GNIS ID: 2405751) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Williston is located within Commissioner District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Williston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Williston: Walker Station, Willis Station.

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Williston, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 409
Daytime Population: Workers 63
Daytime Population: Residents 235
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 298
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 409
Population in Familes 363
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 253
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $52,174
Average Household Income $67,206
Per Capita Income $25,521


Total Housing Units 164 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 123 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $205,172
Average Home Value $211,895


Total Households 154
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.48% 0.72%
Households 0.55% 0.64%
Families 1.09% 0.5%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   3.19%

Williston, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Williston to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 371 13th
Population Density # 324 24th
Diversity Index # 80 82nd
Median Household Income # 81 81st
Per Capita Income # 110 74th

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