The location of Williamstown
Welcome to Williamstown ...
Williamstown is located in Dauphin County.
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Williamstown has a population of 1,381 people<1> (see below for details).
Williamstown is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Williamstown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Williamstown lies within the (717) area code.
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Williamstown had a population of 1,387 people. This makes Williamstown the county's 11th most populous community.
The population of Williamstown represents 0.01% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 520th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,387 people, the population of Williamstown decreased 3.21% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,433 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Williamstown had an population of 1,381 people. This is a decrease of 0.43% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.63% since the 2000 Census).
Communities near Williamstown ...
The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Williamstown and not the distance if you drove it.<3>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Williamstown.
Communities Also Named Williamstown ...
While we believe that this Williamstown is located in Dauphin County, we know of another 3 Pennsylvania communities named Williamstown. Those communities are located in the following counties: Lancaster, Lehigh and Washington County.
Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 22 communities that are also named Williamstown - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York, Ohio (2), Ontario, Vermont and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Williamstown.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.
- We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Williamstown. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
- Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Williamstown. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
- We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Williamstown.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Williamstown:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Williamstown ...
Looking for more information about Williamstown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Williamstown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Williamstown.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Williamstown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Pennsylvania: www.state.pa.us/
|<1>||Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Williamstown.|
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|<2>||The elevation is an estimate for the area around Williamstown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.|
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|<3>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Williamstown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Williamstown) 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 Williamstown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Williamstown
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williamstown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5851, Longitude: -76.6144 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Williamstown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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