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York County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2014: 440,755 (75% urban, 25% rural); it was 381,751 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 89,811
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 37,362
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 112,816
Renter-occupied apartments: 41,199 (it was 35,403 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

30%

Land area: 904 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 487 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in York County: 95.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.6%), Educational, health and social services (14.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in York County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (86.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years
Males: 217,415  (49.3%)
Females: 223,340  (50.7%)

York County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
York County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $58,409 ($45,268 in 1999)

This county:

$58,409
Pennsylvania:

$55,702

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $714 (lower quartile is $562, upper quartile is $879)
This county:

$714
State:

$709


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $168,800 (it was $108,200 in 2000)
York:

$168,800
Pennsylvania:

$170,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $122,800 - $242,300
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,452
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $546

Institutionalized population: 4,858

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1964 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2008: 1320 buildings, average cost: $168,900
  • 2009: 1082 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2010: 858 buildings, average cost: $170,800
  • 2011: 582 buildings, average cost: $169,100
  • 2012: 695 buildings, average cost: $158,900
  • 2013: 744 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2014: 720 buildings, average cost: $182,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $3,402 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,778 (1.8%)

York County household income distribution in 2009 York County home values distribution York County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 10.7%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Black residents, 28.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.4% for American Indian residents, 16.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 38.2% for other race residents, 29.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 10.7%
York County:

10.7%
Pennsylvania:

13.2%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Black residents, 28.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.6% for American Indian residents, 16.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 33.1% for other race residents, 26.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 34 years old)

Area name: York-Hanover, PA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in York County is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $638 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $771 a month.

Cities in this county include: York, Hanover, Shiloh, Weigelstown, East York, Parkville, Red Lion, Stonybrook-Wilshire, Spry, West York.

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

2012 air pollution in York County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.247 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.026 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 17.7 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Bronx County, New York , Brown County, Illinois , Routt County, Colorado , Perkins County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 13,146
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 8,280 (52% naturalized citizens)

York County:

2.2%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,169
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,184
  • 1985 to 1989: 936
  • 1980 to 1984: 815
  • 1975 to 1979: 683
  • 1970 to 1974: 567
  • 1970 to 1974: 440
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,486
Note: State values scaled to York County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 99,098
  • One, attached: 22,076
  • Two: 7,024
  • 3 or 4: 6,646
  • 5 to 9: 4,941
  • 10 to 19: 2,951
  • 20 or more: 3,472
  • Mobile homes: 10,446
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 66

Housing units in York County with a mortgage: 65,413 (7,086 second mortgage, 11,129 home equity loan, 394 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 29,641

Here:

68.8% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for York County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant79,653217
Evangelical Protestant47,150222
Catholic35,60513
Other4,81524
Black Protestant1,33910
Orthodox4002
None266,010-
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: 62
York County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
This county:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 113
York County:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 231
This county:

5.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
York County:

8.7%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
York County:

28.7%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in York County:

Average size of farms: 112 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $57,985
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $285.97
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 13.47%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 61.89%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $51,544
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 68.95%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.86%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $51,153
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.32%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.16
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 23.55%
Corn for grain: 74270 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 23328 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 40361 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,362 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,658 acres

Earthquake activity:

York County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 46.5 miles away from York County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 220.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.7 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 304.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 258.8 miles away from York County center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 173.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 23, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4267: March 23, 2016, FEMA Id: 4267, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 04, 2014 to February 20, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3367: February 06, 2014, FEMA Id: 3367, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared EM-3340: September 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 3340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4030: September 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 4030, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1898: April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1898, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 01, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1557: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • Pennsylvania Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 19, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3180: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 3180, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 16, 1999 to September 29, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1294: September 18, 1999, FEMA Id: 1294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in York County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (11%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in York County (%):

  • German (42%)
  • United States or American (13%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (6%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • Polish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

York County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 162,775 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 18,346 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 986 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 12 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 27 (0%)
  • Railroad: 63 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 105 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 220 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 523 (0%)
  • Walked: 4,177 (2%)
  • Other means: 715 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 5,171 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 2,872 people in nursing homes
  • 1,418 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,056 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 957 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 461 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 403 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 279 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 153 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 138 people in other group homes
  • 61 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 42 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 38 people in religious group quarters
  • 34 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 29 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 19 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 17 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 15 people in halfway houses
  • 6 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped

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

  • 2,508 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2,303 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,145 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 642 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 226 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 165 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 150 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 84 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 68 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 49 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 37 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 28 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,142.

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2010 and 2011.1,000 average adjusted gross income)


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



4.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.05%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($328 average AGI)
York County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

1.94% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($17,914 average AGI)
2.07% relocated to other states ($28,233 average AGI)
York County:

2.07%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, PA  0.43% ($42,000 average AGI)
to Adams County, PA  0.36% ($35,805)
to Lancaster County, PA  0.29% ($36,759)
to Dauphin County, PA  0.23% ($34,100)
to Baltimore County, MD  0.19% ($45,988)
to Harford County, MD  0.09% ($43,038)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.07% ($29,882)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in York County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.5

Deaths per 1000 population in York County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 5.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in York County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in York County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in York County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 65,439 (56,003 aged, 9,436 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,948 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in York County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,800)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,666)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3,456)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,085)
  • Unspecified dementia (2,050)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,858)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,680)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,222)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,078)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,052)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.75
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,029
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 169
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 29,080

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,192
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 867
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 29.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 20.9
  • Other - 8.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 116.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 67.9
  • Suffocation - 24.5
  • Poisoning - 18.8
  • Other - 5.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 426,542
  • In family households: 364,092 (88,411 male householders, 30,067 female householders)
    92,544 spouses, 122,965 children (113,195 natural, 2,831 adopted, 6,939 stepchildren), 7,866 grandchildren, 2,434 brothers or sisters, 3,369 parents, 3,485 other relatives, 10,526 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 62,450 (24,015 male householders (18,139 living alone)), 25,879 female householders (21,702 living alone)), 12,556 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,430 (4,858 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 53,046 2-persons, 27,428 3-persons, 23,083 4-persons, 9,542 5-persons, 3,476 6-persons, 1,903 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 39,841 1-person, 8,507 2-persons, 959 3-persons, 386 4-persons, 126 5-persons, 40 6-persons, 35 7-or-more-persons.

67,349 married couples with children.
19,330 single-parent households (5,358 men, 13,972 women).

94.7% of residents of York County speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,296,288,000 ($5,718 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $704,507,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $935,753,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $343,817,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,294,000
Federal grants: $255,107,000
Federal procurement contracts: $588,528,000 ($560,210,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $164,789,000 ($107,882,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $31,659,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $287,817,000
Federal Government insurance: $154,385,000

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

Births: 24,517
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 17,167
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,573
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +18,602
Here +46 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in York County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 27.03 millions of gallons per day (13% from ground, 87% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 416
  • 2010 to 2013: 3,135
  • 2000 to 2009: 24,996
  • 1990 to 1999: 26,929
  • 1980 to 1989: 20,818
  • 1970 to 1979: 23,501
  • 1960 to 1969: 16,430
  • 1950 to 1959: 20,946
  • 1940 to 1949: 10,262
  • 1939 or earlier: 33,633
Note: State values scaled to York population
Rooms in houses/apartments in York County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to York County population
  • 1 room: 62
  • 2 rooms: 283
  • 3 rooms: 1,345
  • 4 rooms: 7,571
  • 5 rooms: 19,099
  • 6 rooms: 27,614
  • 7 rooms: 22,694
  • 8 rooms: 18,421
  • 9+ rooms: 15,727
  • 1 room: 860
  • 2 rooms: 2,098
  • 3 rooms: 6,256
  • 4 rooms: 9,874
  • 5 rooms: 7,284
  • 6 rooms: 4,288
  • 7 rooms: 2,171
  • 8 rooms: 1,591
  • 9+ rooms: 981
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in York County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to York County population
  • no bedroom: 116
  • 1 bedroom: 2,005
  • 2 bedrooms: 19,479
  • 3 bedrooms: 63,527
  • 4 bedrooms: 23,025
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4,664
  • no bedroom: 1,037
  • 1 bedroom: 9,991
  • 2 bedrooms: 14,424
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,446
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,761
  • 5+ bedrooms: 744
Cars and other vehicles available in York County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to York County population
  • no vehicle: 3,866
  • 1 vehicle: 26,463
  • 2 vehicles: 54,311
  • 3 vehicles: 20,663
  • 4 vehicles: 5,543
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,970
  • no vehicle: 5,965
  • 1 vehicle: 16,933
  • 2 vehicles: 10,012
  • 3 vehicles: 1,941
  • 4 vehicles: 384
  • 5+ vehicles: 168

61% of York County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 45% lived in Pennsylvania.

York County:

60.7%
State average:

64.4%

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

  • This state: 278,540
  • Northeast: 19,365
  • Midwest: 10,856
  • South: 54,484
  • West: 4,913

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $86,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in York County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (49.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27.2%)
  • Electricity (13.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.0%)
  • Wood (2.6%)
  • Coal or coke (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (54.6%)
  • Electricity (25.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.9%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,336
Here:

9.6%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,893
Here:

9.1%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,173
Here:

46.8%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

York County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $17,946,000
    Parks and Recreation: $73,000
    Correctional Institutions: $55,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $66,010,000
    Correctional Institutions: $60,171,000
    Health - Other: $51,664,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $47,192,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $33,596,000
    General - Other: $31,351,000
    Financial Administration: $22,725,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,451,000
    Housing and Community Development: $9,737,000
    Corrections - Other: $6,114,000
    Police Protection: $5,851,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,640,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,414,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,652,000
    Libraries: $2,299,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,010,000
    Regular Highways: $1,342,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $539,000
    Transit Utilities: $358,000
    Local Fire Protection: $202,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $32,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,079,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $116,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $872,000
    Financial Administration: $145,000
    Police Protection: $125,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $122,000
    Regular Highways: $83,000
    Central Staff Services: $30,000
    General Public Building: $26,000
    Libraries: $8,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $77,506,000

York County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $42,495,000
    Parks and Recreation: $750,000
    Parking Facilities: $197,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $73,120,000
    Health and Hospitals: $14,877,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,307,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,099,000
    Highways: $285,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $5,373,000
    Public Welfare: $1,865,000
    Housing and Community Development: $777,000
    General Local Government Support: $8,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $10,581,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,685,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,662,000
    Rents: $1,714,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $46,319,000
    Public Welfare: $44,705,000
    General Local Government Support: $14,605,000
    Highways: $873,000
    Housing and Community Development: $89,000
  • Tax - Property: $86,831,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,318,000

York County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $119,960,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $117,330,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,630,000

York County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,077,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 6,623
  • Number of aged recipients: 482
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 6,141
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,525
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 4,147
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 951
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,200
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 3,169
York County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

York County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 82 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 ORIGINATED2,656$165,8822,087$153,91410,891$167,1131,245$56,96917$560,706534$128,148163$64,644
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED119$173,622138$126,522925$167,032128$46,4300$039$77,25648$57,292
APPLICATIONS DENIED301$160,625362$104,7403,662$174,543526$48,3426$222,333162$91,500196$57,566
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN166$161,283177$149,3622,518$179,490156$71,4555$320,60073$128,16426$97,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS57$161,14044$121,364563$176,01132$96,6880$025$129,56023$53,696
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 77 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED360$193,717277$207,2427$200,4291$109,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED100$215,050125$216,9205$157,6000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED50$165,48056$216,3390$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN27$271,55632$211,2810$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$187,25010$203,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in York County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2,92780.7 years
John2,63175.3 years
Charles2,33976.0 years
William2,33675.4 years
Robert1,88472.3 years
George1,73076.6 years
James1,29672.4 years
Helen1,28280.5 years
Paul1,22675.4 years
Harry1,21877.4 years
Most common last names in York County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,58876.0 years
Miller1,48176.7 years
Myers90377.2 years
Snyder59578.3 years
Brown43075.1 years
Grove33179.1 years
Williams32174.4 years
Spangler30578.2 years
Frey30478.2 years
Jones30276.4 years
Businesses in York County, PA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2Lane Bryant1
AT&T8Lane Furniture5
Ace Hardware5LensCrafters1
Advance Auto Parts9Little Caesars Pizza5
Aeropostale2Long John Silver's2
American Eagle Outfitters2Lowe's3
Applebee's1Macy's1
Arby's6MasterBrand Cabinets27
Ashley Furniture1Maurices1
AutoZone3Mazda2
BMW1McDonald's18
Baskin-Robbins3Men's Wearhouse2
Bath & Body Works3Motel 61
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity3
Best Western1New Balance5
Blockbuster5New York & Co1
Burger King5Nike23
CVS7Nissan2
Carson Pirie Scott3OfficeMax2
Casual Male XL1Old Country Buffet1
Charlotte Russe1Old Navy1
Chevrolet3Olive Garden2
Chick-Fil-A2Outback1
Chico's1Outback Steakhouse1
Chipotle1Pac Sun2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Panera Bread3
Clarks1Papa John's Pizza5
ColorTyme2Payless4
Comfort Inn1Penske5
Cracker Barrel2PetSmart1
Curves9Pier 1 Imports3
DHL7Pizza Hut7
Dairy Queen4Quality1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Deb2RadioShack9
Decora Cabinetry4Red Lobster2
Dennys1Red Roof Inn1
Domino's Pizza8Rite Aid17
DressBarn1Rodeway Inn2
Dressbarn1Ruby Tuesday4
Dunkin Donuts13Ryan's Grill1
Fashion Bug3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
FedEx41SAS Shoes2
Finish Line3SONIC Drive-In2
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sam's Club1
Foot Locker1Sears4
Ford5Shoe Carnival1
GNC9Spencer Gifts2
GameStop6Sprint Nextel9
Gap1Staples3
Giant7Starbucks6
Goodwill1Subaru2
Gymboree1Subway12
H&R Block18Super 83
Hardee's4T-Mobile18
Hilton4T.G.I. Driday's1
Hobby Lobby1T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn3Taco Bell7
Hollister Co.1Target2
Home Depot3The Room Place2
Honda2Toyota2
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us1
Hyundai2True Value1
JCPenney2U-Haul17
JoS. A. Bank1UPS43
Jones New York10Vans5
Journeys1Verizon Wireless6
Justice2Victoria's Secret1
KFC6Volkswagen1
Kincaid2Walgreens3
Kmart1Walmart5
Kohl's3Wendy's10
Kroger21Wet Seal1
LA Fitness1Wingate1
La-Z-Boy4YMCA7

York County on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"