Williamstown, Pennsylvania

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Williamstown, Pennsylvania
Borough
Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 40°34′52″N 76°37′06″W / 40.58111°N 76.61833°W / 40.58111; -76.61833Coordinates: 40°34′52″N 76°37′06″W / 40.58111°N 76.61833°W / 40.58111; -76.61833
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Dauphin
Settled 1869
Incorporated 1877
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 866 ft (264 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,387
 • Density 5,350/sq mi (2,065.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17098
Area code(s) 717

Williamstown is a borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States, 38 miles (61 km) northeast of Harrisburg. Formerly, anthracite coal mines were here, as well as hosiery mills. The population was 1,387 at the 2010 census.[1]

Williamstown is part of the Harrisburg–Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Williamstown is located in northeastern Dauphin County at 40°34′52″N 76°37′6″W / 40.58111°N 76.61833°W / 40.58111; -76.61833 (40.581075, -76.618296).[2] It is in the valley of Wiconisco Creek, between Big Lick Mountain to the north and Peters Mountain to the south. U.S. Route 209 passes to the south of the borough, leading northeast 24 miles (39 km) to Pottsville and west 11 miles (18 km) to Elizabethville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,771
1890 2,324 31.2%
1900 2,934 26.2%
1910 2,904 −1.0%
1920 2,878 −0.9%
1930 2,958 2.8%
1940 2,769 −6.4%
1950 2,332 −15.8%
1960 2,097 −10.1%
1970 1,919 −8.5%
1980 1,664 −13.3%
1990 1,509 −9.3%
2000 1,433 −5.0%
2010 1,387 −3.2%
Est. 2015 1,375 [3] −0.9%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,433 people, 611 households, and 406 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,692.2 people per square mile (2,213.1/km²). There were 716 housing units at an average density of 2,844.1 per square mile (1,105.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.02% White, 0.14% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.35% of the population.

There were 611 households, 25.7% of which included children under the age of 18. 49.3% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder, and 33.4% were non-families. 29.0% of all households consisted of individuals and 15.9% were single residents 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.83.

The borough population included 21.8% under the age of 18; 8.0% from 18 to 24; 27.5% from 25 to 44; 22.0% from 45 to 64; and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $33,359, and the median income for a family was $36,548. Males had a median income of $31,855 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,744. About 11.9% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Williamstown borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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