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Overview

Introduction to Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming county, is 70 miles W of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 131 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It's bordered by the West Branch Susquehanna River. It's regarded as the original home of Little League Baseball. Shop-Vac and Bethlehem Wire Rope are located in Williamsport. Susquehanna Health, state government, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Springs Window Fashions, LLC and Brodart Company are some of the major employers.

Williamsport History

It was incorporated as a borough in 1806. During the late 1800's Williamsport was called "The Lumber Capital of the World," due to its thriving lumber industry. The logging industry created numerous millionaires. The Battle of Muncy Hills took place during the French and Indian War. Carl Stotz, a resident of the city, established Little League Baseball in 1939.

Williamsport Attractions

  • Little League Museum includes a vast amount of memorabilia
  • Millionaires Row features historic mansions and a variety of architectural styles
  • The Williamsport Wildcats play semi-pro football
  • The Little League World Series is a well known annual event
  • Clyde Peeling's Reptileland features vipers, cobras, pythons and numerous other snakes as well as tortoises, lizards and frogs
  • Samek Art Gallery, located on the Bucknell University campus, features Baroque and Renaissance art and other styles
  • Thomas T. Taber Museum includes artifacts from 10,000 BC, a Victorian parlor, a blacksmith shop and a grist mill

Williamsport Activities

Susquehanna State Park is popular with outdoor enthusiasts. Culbertson, Peter Buck, Betterton, Big Mountain and Bloss Mountain trails are some of the region's paths avialable for hiking enthusiasts. Larry's Creek, White Deer Creek, Tioga River and Babb Creek are utilized for whitewater paddling. Ski Sawmill, Ski Denton and Ski Roundup are located in the region. There are numerous golf courses in the area including The White Deer Golf Course, Corey Creek Golf Club, Liberty Valley Country Club and Sunny Hill Golf Course.

Visitors have the opportunity to cruise along the Susquehanna on an authentic stern Paddlewheeler. The Bastress Mountain Winery provides wine tasting and tours. The Knoebels Grove Amusement Park features world class roller coasters and other rides. The Montour Preserve is a vast acreage and is used for boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking and cross-country skiing during the winter.

Williamsport Transportation

The River Valley Transit provides bus services.

Williamsport Higher Education

The city is home to Lycoming College, Newport Business Institute, Pennsylvania College of Technology and The Commonwealth Medical College.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,938
Male Share of the Population51.1%
Female Share of the Population48.9%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+12,255
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married34.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.9%
Median Earnings25+$29,969
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,135
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,165

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,134
% Above Poverty Level72.9%
% Below Poverty Level27.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.5%
% Using Public Transportation4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone37.1%
Median Gross Rent$763
Median House Value$100,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.8%
Irish15.9%
Italian9.4%
English5.3%
Polish4.8%
Dutch2.8%
French Except Basque2.4%
Welsh1.6%
Russian1.3%
German1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Arab0.7%
African0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Greek0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Sierra Leone0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
US/American0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Williamsport Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lycoming County
Standard Zip Codes17701, 17702
P.O. Box Zip Codes17703
Company Zip Codes17705
Phone Area Codes570
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.23
Approximate Longitude-77.03

Williamsport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWILLIAMSPORT LYCOMING AP
Distance4.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip41.5 inches
StationCANTON
Distance26.9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 32 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp35 to 61 F
Annual Precip39.4 inches
StationSELINSGROVE 2 S
Distance32.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip42 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Duboistown1,142$61,471
Montgomery1,549$56,367
Montoursville4,531$64,471
Muncy2,346$67,426
Salladasburg274$46,750
South Williamsport6,252$69,978

Williamsport Public Libraries

James V Brown Library
19 EAST 4TH ST
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
(570) 326-0536

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Williamsport Hospitals

Williamsport Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
777 Rural Avenue
(717) 321-1000
Divine Providence Hospital
(Non-profit)
1100 Grampian Boulevard
(570) 326-8102

Williamsport Public Schools

Cochran Primary Sch
1500 Cherry St
ZIP: 17701
(570) 322-9731
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Curtin Intrmd Sch
85 Eldred St
ZIP: 17701
(570) 323-4785
Middle
Total Enrollment 583
Jackson Primary Sch
2500 Newberry St
ZIP: 17701
(570) 323-1992
Primary
Total Enrollment 484
Loyalsock Twp Ms
2101 Loyalsock Dr
ZIP: 17701
(570) 323-9439
Middle
Total Enrollment 376
Loyalsock Twp Shs
1801 Loyalsock Dr
ZIP: 17701
(570) 326-3581
High
Total Enrollment 456
Lycoming Valley Intrmd Sch
1825 Hays Lane
ZIP: 17701
(570) 494-1700
Middle
Total Enrollment 584
Stevens Primary Sch
1150 Louisa St
ZIP: 17701
(570) 322-7853
Primary
Total Enrollment 291
Williamsport Area Ms
2800 West Fourth Street
ZIP: 17701
(570) 323-6177
Middle
Total Enrollment 755
Williamsport Area Shs
2990 W 4th St
ZIP: 17701
(570) 323-8411
High
Total Enrollment 1475

Williamsport Private Schools

West Branch School
755 Moore Ave
ZIP: 17701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
Williamsport Christian School
1730 Four Mile Dr
ZIP: 17701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 27
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