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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Williamsport is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 28,757. Williamsport is in Lycoming County. Living in Williamsport offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Williamsport there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Williamsport and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Williamsport are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$107,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$769
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    165.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    38.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    42.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    296.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,916.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    67.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Williamsport

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,760
National
$55,322
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Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming county, is 70 miles W of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 131 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its a great town and does not have much criminal activities. Williamsport has a great school and the best musical group. In the 1880s, it was called the lumber capital of the world due to its thriving lumber industry. Williamsport has so many historical buildings and attractions like Little League Museum, Clyde Peeling's Reptile land, Thomas T. Taber Museum which includes artifacts from 10,000 BC, Victorian era and so much more. Visitors can cruise on Susquehanna river and also visit Knoebels Amusement Park which has the world's best wooden roller coaster.
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Williamsport is a beautiful city with a lot of history everywhere you turn. From the Victorian era houses to the authentic brick roads that poke out from beneath the paved streets. That being said, that's about the extent of the charm this city has to offer. More often than not you'll find dilapidated houses, buildings, and streets. There's constant violent activity, mostly having to do with drugs or violent crimes. Then there's the truly vile people who live there. The racism, ignorance, and just plain selfishness of a lot of people that reside within Williamsport.
Downtown Williamsport is quaint with great restaurants and shops. The people are so friendly! There is much to do in Williamsport, like Reptiland and the Little League Museum, and Williamsport is so close to major cities like New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.