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Encyclopedia > Williamsport, PA
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Williamsport
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Williamsport

Williamsport is a city located in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 30,706. It is the county seat of Lycoming County6. Williamsport is the original home of Little League Baseball, founded in 1939 as a three-team league. The Little League World Series is held annually on the other side of the Susquehanna River in South Williamsport, where Little League Baseball now has its headquarters. In the late 1800s Williamsport had a thriving lumber industry and was known as the Lumber Capital of the World. Williamsport once had more millionaires per-capita than anywhere in the world. Williamsport is the home of two colleges, Lycoming College and Pennsylvania College of Technology. Williamsport is also well known for the Lycoming aircraft engines made by Textron. The local newspaper is the Sun-Gazette. The local news/talk radio stations are WRAK/WRKK 1400/1200 kHz, and WWPA 1340 kHz. Image File history File links Map of Lycoming County with township and municipal bondaries is taken from US Census website [1] and modified by User:Ruhrfisch in August 2005. ... Image File history File links Map of Lycoming County with township and municipal bondaries is taken from US Census website [1] and modified by User:Ruhrfisch in August 2005. ... Lycoming County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat, in the United States, is a town which forms the seat of government of a county. ... Lycoming County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Little League is the name of a non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local childrens leagues of baseball and softball throughout the USA and the rest of the world. ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Susquehanna River is a river in the northeastern United States, approximately 410 mi (715 km) long. ... South Williamsport is a borough located in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. ... Lycoming College, classified by the Carnegie Foundation as one of two hundred and thirteen authentic liberal arts schools, is a four-year private college situated in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. ... The Pennsylvania College of Technology, or Penn College, is a small university (of approximately 6000 students) located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. ...


The town is served by Williamsport Regional Airport. Williamsport Regional Airport (IATA: IPT, ICAO: KIPT) is a public airport located in central Pennsylvania, serving the town of Williamsport. ...

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Geography

Williamsport is located at 41°14'40" North, 77°1'7" West (41.244428, -77.018738)1. + 1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

The eastern side of Williamsport, seen from the southeast on Bald Eagle Mountain. In the foreground is the west branch of the Susquehanna River. Beyond Williamsport can be seen the higher part of the dissected Allegheny Plateau
The eastern side of Williamsport, seen from the southeast on Bald Eagle Mountain. In the foreground is the west branch of the Susquehanna River. Beyond Williamsport can be seen the higher part of the dissected Allegheny Plateau

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.7 km² (9.5 mi²). 23.0 km² (8.9 mi²) of it is land and 1.7 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 6.92% water. Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2816 KB)Williamsport, Pennsylvania Seen from the southeast on Bald Eagle Mountain. ... Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2816 KB)Williamsport, Pennsylvania Seen from the southeast on Bald Eagle Mountain. ... The Susquehanna River is a river in the northeastern United States, approximately 410 mi (715 km) long. ... Shaded relief map of Cumberland Plateau and Ridge and Valley Appalachians on the Virginia/West Virginia border A dissected plateau is an area that has been uplifted, then severely eroded so that the relief is sharp. ... The Allegheny Plateau is a large, dissected plateau area in southern New York, western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and eastern Ohio. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Government

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Williamsport operates on a "Strong Mayor" form of governing, meaning the mayor has the power to do something without consent of the city council. The current mayor of the City of Williamsport is Mary B. Wolf.


Mayors


Former Mayors (1968-Present)


Richard J. Carey


John R. Coder


Daniel P. Kirby


Steven J. Lucasi


Jessie L. Bloom - First female mayor.


Phillip E. Preziosi - Previously member of the Williamsport Police Department. Second officer to win mayor's office. Ran for mayor because he had 4 years left to retire. Served one term.


Steven W. Cappelli - Currently State Representative


Michael R. Rafferty - Acting Mayor (Served 2 Years)


Mary B. Wolf


On July 22, 2005, a reunion of the mayors, including representatives of deceased mayors was held at the city hall, in the council chambers. The reunion was planned singlehandidly by Chris Benson, a 16 year old high school student.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 30,706 people, 12,219 households, and 6,732 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,335.1/km² (3,456.3/mi²). There are 13,524 housing units at an average density of 588.0/km² (1,522.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 84.11% White, 12.73% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. 1.11% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 12,219 households out of which 27.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.9% are married couples living together, 15.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.9% are non-families. 35.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.30 and the average family size is 2.97. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 18.0% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $25,946, and the median income for a family is $33,844. Males have a median income of $26,668 versus $20,196 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,707. 21.5% of the population and 13.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.0% of those under the age of 18 and 11.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Williamsport, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (706 words)
Williamsport is a city in and the county seat of Lycoming County
Williamsport is the home of two colleges, Lycoming College and Pennsylvania College of Technology, as well as the Newport Business Institute.
Williamsport was incorporated as a borough on March 1, 1806, and as a city on January 15, 1866.
Williamsport Bureau of Police (130 words)
The City of Williamsport is situated within the picturesque Susquehanna Valley, which is located in Lycoming County, in north central Pennsylvania.
The City of Williamsport encompasses approximately nine square miles, and is home to approximatley thirty thousand year round residents, nine thousand college students and thousands of workers in our industrial park.
The Williamsport Bureau of Police is currently staffed with fifty-one sworn officers and four civilian personnel.
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