A+ Williamsport Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Williamsport Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% lower than Pennsylvania
9010% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Williamsport cost of living
D+ Williamsport Crime Total crime is 41% higher than Pennsylvania
Total crime
2,5312% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 402% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-18%Year over year crime is down
Williamsport crime
F Williamsport Employment Household income is 35% lower than Pennsylvania
Median household income
$35,87235% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,26932% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%51% higher than the US average
Williamsport employment
F Williamsport Housing Home value is 40% lower than Pennsylvania
Median home value
$99,90046% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$73922% lower than the US average
Home ownership
49%22% lower than the US average
Williamsport real estate or Williamsport rentals
C Williamsport Schools HS graduation rate is 6% lower than Pennsylvania
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
52%6% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:111% lower than the US average
Williamsport K-12 schools or Williamsport colleges

Living in Williamsport, PA

Williamsport, Pennsylvania is a moderately-sized city with a population of 29,180 inhabitants. In Williamsport, there are 3,342 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. The majority of Williamsport residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Williamsport tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 31 is far below the national average.

Are you trying to figure out if living in Williamsport is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before relocating to any new city in Pennsylvania, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Finding the best places to live in Williamsport and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, weather, employment and other important metrics.

With a livability score of 70 out of 100, Williamsport is ranked #11,262 in the United States and #954 in Pennsylvania. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Williamsport has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+) and cost of living (B). On a more negative note, Williamsport does not have favorable grades for the following: weather (D), employment (F) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Williamsport on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Williamsport: Little League Museum, Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat, and Community Arts Center.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Williamsport is actually affordable. The median home price for Williamsport homes is $99,900, which is 40.4% lower than the Pennsylvania average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Williamsport, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 9.7% lower than the Pennsylvania average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Williamsport will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Williamsport, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.5%.

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      Williamsport: A Small Pennsylvania City

      Williamsport is a small city in Pennsylvania that is pretty far away from any big cities. Living here can be pretty boring since there isn't much to do right in Williamsport and you'll probably have to drive somewhere else. It's pretty easy to afford a decent place here but on the other hand, the job market isn't very great and doesn't pay too well either.

      There's a basic bus system you can use but it doesn't cover much of the city, and you'll be better off with a car or bicycle. You'll have to go all over town when it comes to shopping too, but there are enough stores to cover the basics. If you're looking for something cheap and fun to do, there is Brandon Park. I think it's the best area in the city and a fun place to hang out with a couple friends or your dog if you have one. Williamsport is an alright city if you want a quiet life, but it can feel too limiting for younger folks.
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      Source: The Williamsport, PA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).