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York County, Maine (ME)

County population in 2019: 207,641 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 186,742 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 43,215
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 16,268
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 54,170
Renter-occupied apartments: 21,526 (it was 20,393 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

29%

Land area: 991 sq. mi.

Water area: 280.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 210 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in York County: 102.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.0%), Retail trade (12.7%), Manufacturing (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in York County, ME (2019)
    • 192,23894.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,6271.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,2051.6%Two or more races
    • 2,6541.3%Asian alone
    • 1,6490.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9230.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 860.04%Some other race alone
    • 550.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

45.5 years
Maine median age:

45.1 years
Males: 100,588  (48.4%)
Females: 107,053  (51.6%)
Average household size:
York County:

2.0 people
Maine:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $66,648 ($43,630 in 1999)
This county:

$66,648
Maine:

$58,924

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $914 (lower quartile is $664, upper quartile is $1,179)
This county:

$914
State:

$766


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $273,700 (it was $119,500 in 2000)
York:

$273,700
Maine:

$200,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $189,800 - $378,200

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $335,961
Here:

$335,961
State:

$259,950

Townhouses or other attached units: $342,831
Here:

$342,831
State:

$300,718

In 2-unit structures: $255,132
Here:

$255,132
State:

$265,102

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $357,327
Here:

$357,327
State:

$278,220

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $231,825
Here:

$231,825
State:

$260,833

Mobile homes: $73,375
Here:

$73,375
State:

$87,621

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,612
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $613

Institutionalized population: 1,264

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 35
  • Burglaries: 146
  • Thefts: 207
  • Auto thefts: 10

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 22
  • Burglaries: 126
  • Thefts: 193
  • Auto thefts: 10
York County, ME map from a distance

Health of residents in York County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
77.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
47.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
63.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
73.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is about average.

Health of residents in York County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
77.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
52.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
76.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
71.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.
34.4% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 829 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 1998: 1142 buildings, average cost: $110,200
  • 1999: 1225 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2000: 1256 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2001: 1275 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2002: 1391 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2003: 1440 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2004: 1592 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 2005: 1427 buildings, average cost: $178,300
  • 2006: 1379 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 1011 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2008: 483 buildings, average cost: $185,800
  • 2009: 454 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 2010: 546 buildings, average cost: $194,600
  • 2011: 401 buildings, average cost: $196,300
  • 2012: 544 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2013: 649 buildings, average cost: $204,400
  • 2014: 589 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2015: 683 buildings, average cost: $203,900
  • 2016: 775 buildings, average cost: $219,500
  • 2017: 874 buildings, average cost: $215,000
  • 2018: 895 buildings, average cost: $232,100
  • 2019: 795 buildings, average cost: $249,700
Number of permits per 10,000 York, ME residents
Average permit cost in York, ME
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,182 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,132 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in York, ME in 2019
Distribution of house value in York, ME in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in York, ME in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.6%
York County:

7.6%
Maine:

10.9%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.3% for Black residents, 13.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.9% for American Indian residents, 9.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 8.8% for other race residents, 10.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 45.5 years old
(Males: 43.6 years old, Females: 47.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.9 years old, Black residents: 29.5 years old, American Indian residents: 29.6 years old, Asian residents: 37.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.7 years old, Other race residents: 34.9 years old)

Area name: York County, ME (part) HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in York County is $546 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $695 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $831 a month.

Cities in this county include: Biddeford, Saco, York, Sanford, Wells, Old Orchard Beach, Buxton, South Berwick, Waterboro, Eliot.

York County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in York County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.029 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

Click to draw/clear York County borders

Neighboring counties: Ada County, Idaho , Cayuga County, New York , Lincoln County, Wyoming , Camas County, Idaho , Livingston County, New York , Hughes County, South Dakota , Manitowoc County, Wisconsin .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.0%
Maine:

4.7%

Unemployment by year in York, ME
County total employment by year in York, ME
County average yearly wages by year in York, ME

Current college students: 8,279
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 32.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,449 (58.2% naturalized citizens)

York County:

3.6%
Whole state:

3.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,5812010 or later
  • 7452000 to 2009
  • 1,0351990 to 1999
  • 7761980 to 1989
  • 5591970 to 1979
  • 2,860Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.8%

York County marital status for males York County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 79,083
  • One, attached: 3,718
  • Two: 7,839
  • 3 or 4: 5,744
  • 5 to 9: 3,664
  • 10 to 19: 1,953
  • 20 to 49: 2,688
  • 50 or more: 1,520
  • Mobile homes: 5,861

Housing units in York County with a mortgage: 42,098 (954 second mortgage, 5,998 home equity loan, 82 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 19,460

Here:

68.9% with mortgage
State:

60.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for York County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,28316
Mainline Protestant11,48064
Evangelical Protestant6,08651
Other1,84718
Orthodox6253
Black Protestant1191
None136,691-
York County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
York County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 42
This county:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
York County:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 252
This county:

12.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
York County:

7.7%
Maine:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
York County:

24.0%
State:

25.0%

Agriculture in York County:

Average size of farms: 84 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,372
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $854.14
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.18%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $30,188
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.47%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.70%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $45,720
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.45%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.11
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 33.28%
Vegetables: 913 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 429 acres

Earthquake activity:

York County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maine state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 10.5 miles away from York County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 168.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 47.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 187.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 168.3 miles away from York County center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 61.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Maine Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2015 to January 29, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4208: March 12, 2015, FEMA Id: 4208, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Flood
  • Maine Winter Storm, Snow Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 10, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4108: March 25, 2013, FEMA Id: 4108, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Flood, Snow
  • Maine Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to August 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4032: September 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 4032, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Maine Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 01, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1920: July 01, 2010, FEMA Id: 1920, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Maine Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 23, 2010 to March 02, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1891: March 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1891, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Maine Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 29, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1815: January 09, 2009, FEMA Id: 1815, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Maine Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2008 to December 29, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3298: December 15, 2008, FEMA Id: 3298, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: July 18, 2008 to August 16, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1788: September 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1788, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Maine Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 23, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1693: April 25, 2007, FEMA Id: 1693, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Maine Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 13, 2006 to May 23, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1644: May 25, 2006, FEMA Id: 1644, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 21 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in York County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 23
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 21, Storms: 16, Winter Storms: 6, Snows: 5, Winds: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - York

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 60,574 (74.7%)
  • Carpooled: 8,254 (10.2%)
  • Bus: 721 (0.9%)
  • Ferryboat: 85 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 708 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 307 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 3,102 (3.8%)
  • Worked at home: 7,318 (9.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (22%)
  • Cambodia (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • India (4%)
  • Brazil (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in York County


  • French Canadian (14%)
  • English (12%)
  • American (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • French (except Basque) (9%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • German (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in York County, Maine in 2000:

  • 881 people in nursing homes
  • 411 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 377 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 140 people in religious group quarters
  • 136 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 112 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 95 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 90 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 75 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 57 people in other group homes
  • 30 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 16 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 16 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 12 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in York County, Maine in 2010:

  • 1,125 people in college/university student housing
  • 977 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 361 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 207 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 155 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 64 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 64 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 57 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 29 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 27 people in military ships
  • 23 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $65,098.

6.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,229 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Maine average:

5.91%


0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($389 average AGI)
York County:

0.06%
Maine average:

0.04%

2.39% relocated from other counties in Maine ($15,882 average AGI)
3.96% relocated from other states ($39,959 average AGI)
York County:

3.96%
Maine average:

2.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cumberland County, ME  1.67% ($44,353 average AGI)
from Strafford County, NH  0.57% ($49,083)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.45% ($67,251)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.23% ($77,985)
from Essex County, MA  0.21% ($71,296)
from Penobscot County, ME  0.13% ($33,150)
from Hillsborough County, NH  0.11% ($71,091)


5.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($56,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Maine average:

5.73%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($393 average AGI)
York County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.06%

2.13% relocated to other counties in Maine ($17,158 average AGI)
3.58% relocated to other states ($39,346 average AGI)
York County:

3.58%
Maine average:

2.61%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, ME  1.45% ($51,464 average AGI)
to Strafford County, NH  0.53% ($58,471)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.37% ($65,396)
to Androscoggin County, ME  0.15% ($37,326)
to Oxford County, ME  0.13% ($32,443)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.11% ($44,478)
to Penobscot County, ME  0.10% ($29,632)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.4

Births per 1000 population in York County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in York County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in York County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in York County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in York County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in York County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in York County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in York County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in York County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 33,596 (27,702 aged, 5,894 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,842 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in York County, Maine in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,715)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,384)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,751)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (1,705)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,581)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,504)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (908)
  • Congestive heart failure (708)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (654)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (621)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 3%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.5
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,060
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 185
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32,916

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,040
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 828
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 1

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 97

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 116.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 61.2
  • Poisoning - 25.5
  • Suffocation - 21.1
  • Other - 8.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 207,641
  • Male householders: 42,450 (11,173 living alone), Female householders: 43,777 (13,832 living alone)
  • 42,533 spouses (41,816 opposite-sex spouses), 6,037 unmarried partners, (5,841 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 50,801 children (46,212 natural, 2,116 adopted, 2,473 stepchildren), 3,890 grandchildren, 1,335 brothers or sisters, 2,414 parents, 0 foster children, 2,942 other relatives, 8,207 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 3,255

Size of family households: 25,537 2-persons, 12,872 3-persons, 9,685 4-persons, 2,915 5-persons, 2,108 6-persons, 547 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 25,005 1-person, 6,421 2-persons, 847 3-persons, 215 4-persons, 75 5-persons.

25,050 married couples with children.
8,469 single-parent households (1,719 men, 6,750 women).

93.1% of residents of York speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
4.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (35% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,210,567,000 ($6,042 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $335,589,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $521,175,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $179,422,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,174,000
Federal grants: $164,011,000
Federal procurement contracts: $111,474,000 ($96,963,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $233,312,000 ($206,736,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $8,450,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $89,528,000
Federal Government insurance: $509,215,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 11,025
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 8,405
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +459
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +12,727
Here:

+63 per 1000 residents
State:

+28 per 1000 residents
Population growth in York County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 16.22 millions of gallons per day (26% from ground, 74% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built in York County, Maine
  • Year house built in York County, Maine
  • 3,3052014 or later
  • 2,5782010 to 2013
  • 13,8262000 to 2009
  • 14,4341990 to 1999
  • 20,5401980 to 1989
  • 12,9501970 to 1979
  • 7,3771960 to 1969
  • 9,4751950 to 1959
  • 5,3821940 to 1949
  • 22,2031939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in York County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in York County, Maine
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in York County, Maine
  • 931 room
  • 5062 rooms
  • 2,3843 rooms
  • 9,3224 rooms
  • 10,4655 rooms
  • 11,9406 rooms
  • 9,3127 rooms
  • 8,1108 rooms
  • 9,4269+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in York County, Maine
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in York County, Maine
  • 1,4081 room
  • 1,7322 rooms
  • 3,7553 rooms
  • 5,7374 rooms
  • 5,4335 rooms
  • 2,8756 rooms
  • 2,8137 rooms
  • 3658 rooms
  • 5519+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in York County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in York County, Maine
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in York County, Maine
  • 164no bedroom
  • 1,5871 bedroom
  • 15,2942 bedrooms
  • 29,3073 bedrooms
  • 11,8884 bedrooms
  • 3,3185+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in York County, Maine
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in York County, Maine
  • 1,408no bedroom
  • 5,9891 bedroom
  • 9,6962 bedrooms
  • 6,2823 bedrooms
  • 1,0184 bedrooms
  • 2765+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in York County, Maine in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in York County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in York County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 2,038no vehicle
  • 14,7821 vehicle
  • 26,6952 vehicles
  • 11,2653 vehicles
  • 4,6194 vehicles
  • 2,1595+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in York County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in York County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,797no vehicle
  • 13,2761 vehicle
  • 7,1912 vehicles
  • 8723 vehicles
  • 1834 vehicles
  • 3505+ vehicles

87.5% of York County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 36% lived in Maine.

York County:

87.5%
State average:

86.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 103,716
  • Other state: 93,496
  • Northeast: 72,302
  • Midwest: 5,426
  • South: 9,695
  • West: 6,073
Year householders moved into unit in York County, ME
Most commonly used house heating fuel in York County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 68.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.3%Wood
  • 5.8%Electricity
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 1.3%Utility gas
  • 0.3%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 48.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.4%Electricity
  • 10.4%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 2.4%No fuel used
  • 1.6%Solar energy
  • 1.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,761
Here:

16.4%
Maine:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,574
Here:

17.2%
Maine:

13.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,658
Here:

39.7%
Maine:

30.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

York County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,099,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $249,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $9,610,000
    Police Protection: $4,062,000
    General - Other: $2,101,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,077,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,057,000
    Financial Administration: $670,000
    Health - Other: $497,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $122,000
    Local Fire Protection: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $14,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $316,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,900,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,900,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $139,000
    Rents: $34,000
    Interest Earnings: $34,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,632,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $495,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,574,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,722,000

York County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,099,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $249,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $9,610,000
    Police Protection: $4,062,000
    General - Other: $2,101,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,077,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,057,000
    Financial Administration: $670,000
    Health - Other: $497,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $122,000
    Local Fire Protection: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $14,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $316,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,900,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,900,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $139,000
    Rents: $34,000
    Interest Earnings: $34,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,632,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $495,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,574,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,722,000

York County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,099,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $249,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $9,610,000
    Police Protection: $4,062,000
    General - Other: $2,101,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,077,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,057,000
    Financial Administration: $670,000
    Health - Other: $497,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $122,000
    Local Fire Protection: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $14,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $316,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,900,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,900,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $139,000
    Rents: $34,000
    Interest Earnings: $34,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,632,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $495,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,574,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,722,000

York County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,099,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $249,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $9,610,000
    Police Protection: $4,062,000
    General - Other: $2,101,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,077,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,057,000
    Financial Administration: $670,000
    Health - Other: $497,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $122,000
    Local Fire Protection: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $14,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $316,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,900,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,900,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $139,000
    Rents: $34,000
    Interest Earnings: $34,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,632,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $495,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,574,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,722,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,837
  • Number of aged recipients: 225
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,612
  • Number of recipients under 18: 353
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,020
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 464
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,251
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,250
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 39 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED820$177,8981,280$196,0956,216$193,349769$108,51924$354,4581,318$250,319168$79,863
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED40$163,675148$174,845516$193,36262$73,3231$248,000114$209,81620$63,800
APPLICATIONS DENIED142$167,746337$155,1692,397$216,828306$106,6117$486,000447$251,342132$70,871
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN102$178,510151$208,2721,179$203,43361$162,7876$528,833182$232,35717$117,529
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS13$163,38544$238,318259$213,5567$106,7140$047$283,02110$92,600
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 38 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED90$210,522148$230,51416$256,125
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED31$208,80675$251,2007$276,429
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$203,35738$237,6324$328,250
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$229,76914$243,0715$238,400
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$314,0001$265,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in York, ME
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in York, ME - Value
Most common first names in York County, ME among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John92875.4 years
Robert81471.4 years
Mary79581.2 years
Joseph77376.0 years
William74775.8 years
George65476.2 years
Charles57076.5 years
Alice48782.7 years
James48173.1 years
Dorothy43779.6 years
Most common last names in York County, ME among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith40977.2 years
Johnson22777.6 years
Cote19476.0 years
Brown18876.4 years
Goodwin17279.5 years
Morin16877.1 years
Davis16877.8 years
Clark16079.2 years
Littlefield14878.6 years
Roy14477.6 years
Businesses in York County, ME
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven5Kohl's1
ALDO1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T3Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware3Levi Strauss & Co.1
Advance Auto Parts2Little Caesars Pizza1
Aeropostale1Lowe's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Marshalls1
Ann Taylor1MasterBrand Cabinets29
Applebee's2Mazda1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's6
AutoZone2Motherhood Maternity1
Banana Republic1New Balance1
Ben & Jerry's2Nissan2
Best Western1Old Navy1
Brooks Brothers1Olive Garden1
Brookstone1Pac Sun1
Burger King6Panera Bread1
CVS4Papa John's Pizza1
Charlotte Russe1Payless1
Chevrolet1Penske2
Chico's1PetSmart1
Circle K13Pizza Hut2
Coldwater Creek1Popeyes1
ColorTyme1RadioShack3
Comfort Suites1Ramada2
Crate & Barrel1Rite Aid10
Curves4Rodeway Inn1
Dairy Queen7Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn1Rue211
Decora Cabinetry12Sears1
Domino's Pizza3Shaw's3
DressBarn3Skechers USA1
Dressbarn3Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts19Staples1
Econo Lodge1Starbucks5
Eddie Bauer1Subaru1
Famous Footwear1Subway12
FedEx25Super 81
Ford3T-Mobile5
GNC10T.J.Maxx1
Gap1Taco Bell2
Goodwill4Talbots1
Gymboree1Target1
H&R Block4Toyota1
Hilton2True Value5
Home Depot1U-Haul10
Honda1U.S. Cellular3
Hyundai1UPS23
IZOD1Verizon Wireless1
J. Jill1Volkswagen1
J.Crew1Walmart2
Jones New York3Wendy's3
KFC2YMCA2
Knights Inn1

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  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"