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The population of Williamsport is approximately 31,933 (1990), 29381 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 13,326 (1990), 11646 (2010).

The amount of land area in Williamsport is 23.017 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.699 sq kilometers.
The distance from Williamsport to Washington DC is 160 miles. The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 66 miles. (as the crow flies)
Williamsport is positioned 41.23 degrees north of the equator and 77.03 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Williamsport elevation is 528 feet above sea level.
The Williamsport median home price is $120,809.

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Williamsport location: in east central Pennsylvania. Nearby towns include: Hepburnville, Garden View, Faxon, Duboisville, Woodland Park, Perryville and others. Williamsport is about 90 miles north of Harrisburg, the state capital.

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The geography for Williamsport is

at the base of Bald Eagle Mountains (1,600 foot elevation) and at the foothills of the Alleghenies. North of Williamsport, the Appalachian Plateau begins, at times more than 2000 feet high. There are five streams which come down from the Plateau in this area. The city is along the west branch of the Susquehanna River.

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Climate & Weather

Williamsport average annual precipitation is 40 inches per year.
Williamsport average annual snowfall is 39 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 30-35 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 75-85 degrees F.
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Williamsport history:

"Founded in 1795, Williamsport began as a strategic landing point on the Susquehanna, sitting between the mouths of the Loyalsock and Lycoming Creeks. An excellent river harbor, the city was known as "William's Port," though doubts still exist over the exact William in question. Some say it was named for Judge William Hepburn. Others say Michael Ross named it for his son, William. Still others say that a boatman, William Ross, used it as a port long before the founding of the town. Williamsport was incorporated on 1 March 1806 as a borough and on 15 January 1866 as a city. In the 1860s, Williamsport was the center of the U.S. lumber industry - close to dense timberlands but within quick river access to the Atlantic. The industry produced vast wealth for a concentrated few, and even today Williamsport high school teams are called "The Millionaires." By the end of the century, however, this pre-eminence disappeared as the local industry faced strikes and deforestation."
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)

Williamsport was once known as the "Lumber Capital of the World."

Famed Millionaires' Row on West Fourth Street was famous when the city was home to more millionaire's per capita than anywhere else in the country back in the late 1800's.
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Williamsport attractions:

Williamsport, Pennsylvania is where the Little League International Headquarters are located.
A contact page for Little League.
The Little League World Series is held here the third week of August each year.

18628 US Route 15
Allenwood, PA 17810
Phone: 570-538-1869
Toll-free: 800-REPTILAND
an AZA accredited zoo specializing in reptiles and amphibians

Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society
858 West Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: (570) 326-3326

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