Williamsburg, Pennsylvania

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Williamsburg, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 13% Williamsburg Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 19% Williamsburg Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Williamsburg, Pennsylvania

Comparing Williamsburg to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 8 7
Senior Citizens 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Age of the Population 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 6
Portion of People Married 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 4
College Educated Adults 5 4
Median Family Income 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 9
Short Commute Times 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Williamsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 83 miles NW of Frederick, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 94 miles E of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Blair
Metro Area Altoona
Standard Zip Codes 16693
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.461
Longitude -78.2

Williamsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
Station ALTOONA 3 W
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
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Williamsburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,345 100%
Male 632 47%
Female 713 53%
Under 18 329 24.5%
18+ 1,016 75.5%
65+ 245 18.2%
Median Age 37.6
Average Family Size 3.04
White 1,331 99%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.3%

Estimated Williamsburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,276
Growth -69
Growth % -5.1%

Williamsburg 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 47.4%
Irish 8.4%
US/American 8.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7%
Italian 5.7%
English 5.7%
French (except Basque) 3.8%
Dutch 2.7%
Polish 2.4%
Austrian 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Scottish 1%
Pennsylvania German 0.9%
Croatian 0.7%
British 0.6%
European 0.5%
Slavic 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Williamsburg, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Ganister (16693)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Williamsburg 1,345 $37,717
Alexandria 401 $43,750
Altoona 49,523 $36,758
Bellwood 2,016 $40,091
Hollidaysburg 5,368 $39,306
Huntingdon 6,918 $42,684
Petersburg 455 $35,417

Williamsburg Public Libraries

Williamsburg Public Library
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(814) 832-3367
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Williamsburg High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 274 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

Williamsburg Colleges

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