South Williamsport is a borough in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is famous for hosting the Little League World Series. The population was 6,412 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Williamsport, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 square km).1.9 square miles (4.9 square km) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 square km) of it (11.37%) is water. The South Williamsport flood-control levees are in the Baltimore District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and have been cited as "levees of maintenance concern". Failure to repair them will result in loss of federal assistance in a flood.
Today, manufacturing diversity is the rule. The area is reforested with second-growth timber, providing scenic beauty as well as woodland recreational opportunities. In South Williamsport, prime employers include: Little League Baseball, Inc., Keystone Friction Hinge, South Williamsport Area School District and the New Lycoming Bakery. Although Bald Eagle Mountain to the south and the river on the north have restricted development in South Williamsport, growth has been steady. In 1890, there were 2,900 residents. About 600 young scholars attended 10 borough schools.
The 2000 census counted 6,412 residents and today, 1,534 students are enrolled in three South Williamsport Area Schools Central Elementary (K-4) is on West Mountain Ave. Rommelt Elementary (5-6) is on West Central Ave. South Williamsport Area Jr./Sr. High School, Home of the Mountaineers, is on Percy Street. The School District is also home to one of the oldest high school football stadiums in the state, Rodney K. Morgans Stadium, which is built into the hillside directly between Central and Rommelt Elementary Schools.