Williamsport, Pennsylvania Population 2020

27,842

Williamsport is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 27,842, it is the 17th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 1369th largest city in the United States. Williamsport is currently declining at a rate of -0.90% annually and its population has decreased by -5.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,381 in 2010. Williamsport reached it's highest population of 45,729 in 1930. Spanning over 9 miles, Williamsport has a population density of 3,189 people per square mile.

The average household income in Williamsport is $54,996 with a poverty rate of 26.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $769 per month, and the median house value is $107,600. The median age in Williamsport is 32 years, 29.6 years for males, and 35 years for females. For every 100 females there are 107.0 males.

Williamsport Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Williamsport was:

  • White: 80.63%
  • Black or African American: 13.09%
  • Two or more races: 3.63%
  • Other race: 1.45%
  • Asian: 0.94%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Williamsport, Pennsylvania is 27,842, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,348.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 29,381.

Williamsport, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020113,132-266-0.24%
2019113,398-266-0.23%
2018113,664-266-0.23%
2017113,930-891-0.78%
2016114,821-755-0.66%
2015115,576-727-0.63%
2014116,303-304-0.26%
2013116,607-627-0.54%
2012117,2344920.42%
2011116,7425080.44%
2010116,2340.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,18880.63%
Black or African American3,76413.09%
Two or More Races1,0433.63%
Some Other Race4181.45%
Asian2710.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native730.25%

Williamsport Population Pyramid 2020

Williamsport Median Age

32


Total

29.6


Male

35


Female

Williamsport Adults

There are 22,686 adults, (3,791 of whom are seniors) in Williamsport.

Williamsport Age Dependency

52.2

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Williamsport Sex Ratio

Female

13,893

48.31%

Male

14,864

51.69%

Williamsport Households and Families

Williamsport Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Williamsport Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.3%23.7%
All47.4%52.6%
Non Family37%63%
Male29.9%70.1%
Female21.3%78.7%

47.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,3552.2447.4
Non Family5,1661.2637
Married3,8113.1176.3
Female1,7963.0621.3
Male5822.6929.9

2.94

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Williamsport Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2781.57%
9th to 12th Grade1,80710.21%
High School Graduate6,44836.44%
Some College3,49619.76%
Associates Degree1,5268.62%
Bachelors Degree2,79415.79%
Graduate Degree1,3447.60%

Williamsport Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White14,90913,2553,808
Black2,0491,766182
Hispanic25717452
Multiple Races23116223
Asian17816872
Other Race10310331
Native American73569

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.45%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,658$35,870$26,428
Less Than High School$18,935$25,458$
High School Grad$27,039$32,891$22,967
Some College$26,835$35,333$23,499
Bachelors Degree$37,095$40,911$34,423
Graduate Degree$62,880$79,118$58,333

$30,658

Average Earnings

$35,870

Average Male

$26,428

Average Female

Williamsport Language

Williamsport Language by Age

Williamsport Language

95.34% of Williamsport residents speak only English, while 4.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.42% of the population.

Williamsport Poverty

Williamsport Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,0694,47922.32%
Black3,4181,42941.81%
Multiple95650152.41%
Hispanic67128342.18%
Other39016141.28%
Asian2476827.53%

26.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.31%

Male Poverty Rate

29.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Williamsport

The race most likely to be in poverty in Williamsport is Multiple, with 52.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Williamsport is White, with 22.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.23%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School48.23%
High School22.78%
Some College16.92%
Bachelors or Greater4.10%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed54.59%
Male Unemployed21.60%
Female Employed14.22%
Male Employed11.67%

Williamsport Income

Williamsport Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,760$54,996
Families$50,167$62,487
Married Families$66,520-
Non Families$25,569$43,312

Williamsport Marital Status

Williamsport Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.5%

Male Marriage Rate

34.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Williamsport Married by Age and Sex

Williamsport Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Williamsport Marital Status by Race

Williamsport Veterans

1,838

Number of Veterans

1,726

Male Veterans

112

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam661
Second Gulf War485
First Gulf War221
Korea93
World War II85
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4327.49%
Black37513.70%
Indian3142.47%
Hispanic61.24%

$Williamsport Veterans by Education

8.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Williamsport Employment Status

58.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Williamsport Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

78.52%

Born in Pennsylvania

97.89%

Native Born

2.11%

Foreign Born

1.34%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.89% of Williamsport residents were born in the United States, with 78.52% having been born in Pennsylvania. 1.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202027,842-253-0.90%
201928,095-253-0.89%
201828,348-126-0.44%
201728,474-253-0.88%
201628,727-291-1.00%
201529,018-175-0.60%
201429,193-102-0.35%
201329,295-215-0.73%
201229,510450.15%
201129,465690.23%
201029,396-1,310-0.44%
200030,706-1,227-0.39%
199031,933-1,468-0.45%
198033,401-4,517-1.26%
197037,918-4,049-1.01%
196041,967-3,080-0.71%
195045,0476920.15%
194044,355-1,374-0.30%
193045,7299,5312.36%
192036,1984,3381.28%
191031,8603,1031.03%
190028,7571,6250.58%
189027,1328,1983.66%
188018,9342,9041.68%
187016,03010,36610.96%
18605,6640.00%