Williamsport, Maryland

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Williamsport, Maryland

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High Points

Williamsport strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maryland):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 6% Williamsport Short Commute Times
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Williamsport Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 13% Williamsport Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Williamsport Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Williamsport, Maryland

Comparing Williamsport to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maryland (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 6
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Racial Diversity 3 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 5
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
People Above Poverty 7 6
Median Family Income 6 3
College Educated Adults 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 5
Short Commute Times 8 10
Working at Home 3 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 8
People Living Alone 9 10
Affordability of Rents 5 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Williamsport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles NW of Frederick, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles NW of Washington, District of Columbia
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 21795
Phone Area Codes 301
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.6
Longitude -77.82

Williamsport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.4 inches
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.4 inches
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
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Williamsport Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,868 100%
Male 834 44.6%
Female 1,034 55.4%
Under 18 373 20%
18+ 1,495 80%
65+ 442 23.7%
Median Age 42.9
Average Family Size 2.84
White 1,836 98.3%
African-American 15 0.8%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 5 0.3%
Mixed Race 8 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.3%

Estimated Williamsport Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,135
Growth 267
Growth % 14.3%

Williamsport Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 42.8%
US/American 18.3%
Irish 13.3%
Italian 6.7%
English 5.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.6%
Scottish 2%
Polish 1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Czech 0.9%
African 0.9%
French Canadian 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
British 0.4%
European 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
Dutch 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Williamsport 1,868 $41,115
Boonsboro 2,803 $48,155
Clear Spring 455 $38,750
Funkstown 983 $45,197
Hagerstown 36,687 $38,149
Keedysville 482 $61,607
Sharpsburg 691 $52,875
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Williamsport High Schools (2004)

Serves 860 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

Williamsport Colleges

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Potomac River at Williamsport between 1900 and 1906

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Potomac River at Williamsport between 1900 and 1906

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