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Williamsport, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Williamsport had a population of 29,557 as of July 1, 2018. Williamsport ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Williamsport is located at latitude 41.2412 and longitude -77.0011 in Lycoming County. The formal boundaries for the City of Williamsport encompass a land area of 8.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.7 sq. miles. Lycoming County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 518 feet.

The City of Williamsport (GNIS ID: 1215428) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Williamsport: Williams Port.

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Williamsport, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 29,557
Population in Households 26,727
Population in Familes 17,575
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,830
Population Density2 3,385
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $33,249
Average Household Income $48,151
Per Capita Income $20,144


Total Housing Units 12,963 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,918 (37.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,799 (52.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,246 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $104,989
Average Home Value $143,087


Total Households 11,717
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 5,987
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.07% -0.1%
Households 0.07% -0.12%
Families -0.14% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Williamsport, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Williamsport to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 18 99th
Population Density # 335 81st
Diversity Index # 188 89th
Median Household Income # 1697 4th
Per Capita Income # 1637 7th

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