The area offers many residential areas that have close proximity to, and make up, the Greater Williamsburg area. Among them are James City County, York County, New Kent County and Charles City County. (Area Map)
James City County is located between the York and James River (Map Galleries). It is home to Historic Jamestown and Jamestown Settlement, Colonial National Historic Park, York River State Park, Busch Gardens Europe, Water Country USA, 22 shopping centers and two outlet malls.
Population: 61,249 (2007 Estimated)
Density: 378/sq mile
Area: 180 sq miles (143 Land, 37 Water)
Med Household Income: $66,180 (2004)
York County is located on the Virginia Peninsula bordering James City County and Williamsburg to the east (Maps). It is one of the oldest counties in the U.S. and is one of the three points of the Historic Triange of Colonial Virginia. The county seat is Yorktown where victory was won at the conclusion of the American Revolutionary War.
Population: 61,879 (2006 Estimated)
Density: 533/sq mile
Area: 216 sq miles(106 Land, 110 Water)
Med Household Income: $68,310
New Kent County is located west of Williamsburg (map). In 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau rated New Kent County among the top 100 fastest growing counties in the nation. Home to Colonial Downs racetrack.
Population: 13,462 (2000)
Density: 65/sq mile
Area: 223 sq miles (14 sq mi Water)
Med Household Income: $53,595
Population: 6,926 (2000)
Density: 557/sq mile
Area: 204 sq miles (21 sq mi Water)
Med Household Income: $42,745