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Williamsport, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Williamsport had a population of 2,063 as of July 1, 2017. Williamsport ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Williamsport is located at latitude 39.5974 and longitude -77.8177 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Williamsport (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 410 feet.

The Town of Williamsport (GNIS ID: 2391487) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Williamsport is located within District 2, Williamsport, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Williamsport population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Williamsport: Potomac Valley Junction, Williams' Ferry, Williams Port.

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Williamsport, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,063
Daytime Population: Workers 1,189
Daytime Population: Residents 1,055
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,244
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 2,032
Population in Familes 1,504
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density2 1,993
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $41,793
Average Household Income $50,110
Per Capita Income $23,185


Total Housing Units 1,080 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 420 (38.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 503 (46.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $175,899
Average Home Value $193,959


Total Households 923
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 535
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.48% -0.27%
Households -0.54% -0.28%
Families -0.2% -0.53%
Median Household Income   0.41%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

Williamsport, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Williamsport to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 269 48th
Population Density # 186 64th
Diversity Index # 431 17th
Median Household Income # 476 8th
Per Capita Income # 445 14th

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