Williamstown, Pennsylvania

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Williamstown, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 7% Williamstown Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Williamstown, Pennsylvania

Comparing Williamstown 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
Senior Citizens 8 8
Age of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6
Racial Diversity 2 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
People Above Poverty 4 3
Median Family Income 4 3
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Working at Home 8 9
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Affordability of Rents 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Williamstown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles NW of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles N of Baltimore, Maryland
County Dauphin
Metro Area Harrisburg - Lebanon - Carlisle
Standard Zip Codes 17098
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.58
Longitude -76.618

Williamstown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LEBANON 2 W
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Distance 27.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
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Williamstown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,433 100%
Male 679 47.4%
Female 754 52.6%
Under 18 312 21.8%
18+ 1,121 78.2%
65+ 297 20.7%
Median Age 40.2
Average Family Size 2.83
White 1,419 99%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 7 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.3%

Estimated Williamstown Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,372
Growth -61
Growth % -4.3%

Williamstown 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 41.3%
US/American 13.2%
Irish 9.9%
English 6.7%
Dutch 4.9%
Welsh 4.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
Pennsylvania German 2.5%
Italian 1.9%
European 1.8%
Polish 1.8%
Lithuanian 1.6%
Hungarian 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Scottish 0.8%
Swiss 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Green Fields (17098)
Williams (17098)

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)
Williamstown 1,433 $36,548
Berrysburg 354 $42,250
Elizabethville 1,344 $40,625
Gratz 676 $46,063
Lykens 1,937 $40,909
Pillow 304 $41,000
Tower City 1,396 $39,219
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