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Welcome to Williamsport ...

The city of Williamsport is located in Lycoming County<1> and is the County Seat for Lycoming County.

When the people of Williamsport refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Williamsporter<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Williamsport has a population of 28,186 people<3> (see below for details).

Williamsport is 520 feet [158 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Williamsport lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Williamsport is located in the (570) area code.

Websites for Williamsport ...

Official Website:   www.cityofwilliamsport.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.williamsport.org/

Junior League:   www.jlwilliamsport.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Williamsport had an population of 28,186 people. This is a decrease of 4.07% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Williamsport had a population of 29,381 people (or 25.3% of the total population of Lycoming County). This makes Williamsport the county's most populous community.

The population of Williamsport represents 0.23% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 29,381 people, the population of Williamsport decreased 4.32% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 30,706 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Williamsport.

Communities Also Named Williamsport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Pennsylvania communities named Williamsport: This one is located in Lycoming County and the other is located in Northampton County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 17 communities that are also named Williamsport - they are located in Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Dakota, Ohio (4), Ontario, Tennessee and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Williamsport.

Communities near Williamsport ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Williamsport.

  • Milton [Northumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
    • Milton [Northumberland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Williamsport
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,595 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
  • Jersey Shore [Lycoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey Shore
    • Jersey Shore [Lycoming County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Williamsport
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jersey Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,139 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey Shore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jersey Shore<7>
  • Muncy [Lycoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muncy
    • Muncy [Lycoming County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Williamsport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,412 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muncy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muncy<7>
  • Watsontown [Northumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watsontown
    • Watsontown [Northumberland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Williamsport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,252 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watsontown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watsontown<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hughesville [Lycoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughesville
      • Hughesville [Lycoming County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Williamsport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hughesville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,029 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hughesville<7>
    • Montgomery [Lycoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Lycoming County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Williamsport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,507 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<7>
    • Avis [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avis
      • Avis [Clinton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Williamsport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avis have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,490 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Avis<7>
    • Muncy [Lycoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muncy
      • Muncy [Lycoming County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Williamsport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muncy came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,190 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muncy
    • Turbotville [Northumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turbotville
      • Turbotville [Northumberland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Williamsport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turbotville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 665 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turbotville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turbotville<7>
    • Picture Rocks [Lycoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Picture Rocks
      • Picture Rocks [Lycoming County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Williamsport
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Picture Rocks have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Picture Rocks

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Williamsport. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Williamsport.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Williamsport. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Williamsport.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Williamsport. Our list includes 19 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Williamsport.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Williamsport ...

Looking for more information about Williamsport? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Williamsport, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Williamsport.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Williamsport: www.cityofwilliamsport.org/

The official website for Lycoming County: www.lyco.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Lycoming, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Williamsport refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Williamsport may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Williamsport.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Williamsport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Williamsport) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Williamsport. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Williamsport

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williamsport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2450, Longitude: -77.0043    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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