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York County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2017: 266,439 (77% urban, 23% rural); it was 164,614 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 47,548
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 14,571
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 44,645
Renter-occupied apartments: 23,745 (it was 16,406 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

31%

Land area: 682 sq. mi.

Water area: 13.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 390 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in York County: 92.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.7%), Manufacturing (13.9%), Educational, health and social services (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in York County, SC (2017)
    • 188,163114.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 52,13631.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 14,6458.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5,5163.4%Asian alone
    • 3,5502.2%Two or more races
    • 1,9311.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2730.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 2250.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

38.5 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Males: 129,096  (48.5%)
Females: 137,343  (51.5%)
Average household size:
York County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $62,217 ($44,539 in 1999)
This county:

$62,217
South Carolina:

$50,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $713 (lower quartile is $542, upper quartile is $982)
This county:

$713
State:

$665


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $199,400 (it was $104,900 in 2000)
York:

$199,400
South Carolina:

$161,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $127,700 - $317,700

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $265,556
Here:

$265,556
State:

$244,698

Townhouses or other attached units: $155,843
Here:

$155,843
State:

$192,420

In 2-unit structures: $147,484
Here:

$147,484
State:

$374,846

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $173,055
Here:

$173,055
State:

$209,659

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $153,100
Here:

$153,100
State:

$221,489

Mobile homes: $92,205
Here:

$92,205
State:

$70,687

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $11,714
Here:

$11,714
State:

$166,492

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,281
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $355

Institutionalized population: 1,479

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 32
  • Robberies: 63
  • Assaults: 572
  • Burglaries: 747
  • Thefts: 2068
  • Auto thefts: 273

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 31
  • Robberies: 36
  • Assaults: 537
  • Burglaries: 693
  • Thefts: 2088
  • Auto thefts: 249
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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.
76.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
48.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
60.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
71.0% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 172 pounds. This is more than average.
40.2% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1224 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 1998: 1008 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 1999: 1713 buildings, average cost: $127,800
  • 2000: 1708 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2001: 2053 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2002: 2207 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 2003: 2497 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2004: 2544 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2005: 2848 buildings, average cost: $161,500
  • 2006: 2892 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2007: 2791 buildings, average cost: $214,200
  • 2008: 1998 buildings, average cost: $244,300
  • 2009: 1394 buildings, average cost: $242,400
  • 2010: 917 buildings, average cost: $223,000
  • 2011: 1257 buildings, average cost: $252,600
  • 2012: 1131 buildings, average cost: $278,700
  • 2013: 1641 buildings, average cost: $298,100
  • 2014: 1637 buildings, average cost: $297,300
  • 2015: 1934 buildings, average cost: $307,600
  • 2016: 2023 buildings, average cost: $325,600
  • 2017: 2364 buildings, average cost: $322,500
Number of permits per 10,000 York, SC residents
Average permit cost in York, SC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,312 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $859 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in York, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in York, SC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in York, SC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.8%
York County:

11.8%
South Carolina:

15.4%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.6% for Black residents, 16.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.8% for American Indian residents, 13.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.6% for other race residents, 16.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 38.5 years old
(Males: 37.8 years old, Females: 39.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.6 years old, Black residents: 33.1 years old, American Indian residents: 33.0 years old, Asian residents: 35.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.1 years old, Other race residents: 43.5 years old)

Area name: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in York County is $613 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $680 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $857 a month.

Cities in this county include: Rock Hill, Fort Mill, York, Tega Cay, Newport, Clover, Lake Wylie, Lesslie, India Hook, Catawba.

York County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2018 air pollution in York County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Benton County, Mississippi , Catoosa County, Georgia , McClain County, Oklahoma , Monroe County, Arkansas , Pittsburg County, Oklahoma .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
South Carolina:

3.3%

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

Current college students: 8,717
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 34.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 14,079 (52.5% naturalized citizens)

York County:

5.3%
Whole state:

4.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,9242010 or later
  • 3,3172000 to 2009
  • 3,1761990 to 1999
  • 6931980 to 1989
  • 6151970 to 1979
  • 637Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.9%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 70,345
  • One, attached: 7,599
  • Two: 1,067
  • 3 or 4: 2,475
  • 5 to 9: 3,518
  • 10 to 19: 5,169
  • 20 to 49: 3,523
  • 50 or more: 1,528
  • Mobile homes: 11,996
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 97

Housing units in York County with a mortgage: 49,879 (931 second mortgage, 4,261 home equity loan, 103 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 22,214

Here:

69.0% with mortgage
State:

57.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for York County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant67,634215
Mainline Protestant20,90160
Catholic14,0305
Black Protestant5,60534
Other4,12111
Orthodox151
None113,767-
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: 40
York County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This county:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 97
York County:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 117
This county:

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
York County:

8.8%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
York County:

28.0%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.0%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in York County:

Average size of farms: 139 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $96,588
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $59,348
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.98%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.92%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $42,844
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.42%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.14
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.47%
Corn for grain: 348 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 580 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 1503 harvested acres
Vegetables: 101 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 194 acres

Earthquake activity:

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

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 110.7 miles away from York County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 153.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 171.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 273.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 144.8 miles away from York County center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 06, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1566: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 04, 2002 to December 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1451: January 08, 2003, FEMA Id: 1451, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1313: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina HURRICANE HUGO, Incident Period: September 21, 1989 to September 22, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-843: September 22, 1989, FEMA Id: 843, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Drought, Incident Period: August 04, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3047: August 04, 1977, FEMA Id: 3047, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in York County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - York

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 84,928 (80.9%)
  • Carpooled: 11,190 (10.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 127 (0.1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 4 (0.0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 42 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 622 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 52 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 1,207 (1.1%)
  • Worked at home: 7,524 (7.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (20%)
  • India (9%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Colombia (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in York County


  • American (19%)
  • German (6%)
  • African (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • European (2%)

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

People in group quarters in York County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 1,941 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 804 people in nursing homes
  • 485 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 344 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 186 people in state prisons
  • 152 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 114 people in other group homes
  • 35 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 34 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 30 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 29 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 29 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 25 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 12 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in York County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 2,250 people in college/university student housing
  • 765 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 514 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 193 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 108 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 32 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 28 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $71,631.

8.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($68,459 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.55%
South Carolina average:

7.95%


0.28% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,800 average AGI)
York County:

0.28%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

1.80% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($10,222 average AGI)
6.47% relocated from other states ($55,437 average AGI)
York County:

6.47%
South Carolina average:

4.20%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mecklenburg County, NC  2.19% ($75,542 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, SC  0.42% ($61,668)
from Gaston County, NC  0.35% ($58,927)
from Chester County, SC  0.29% ($31,726)
from Richland County, SC  0.18% ($50,529)
from Union County, NC  0.17% ($93,756)
from Greenville County, SC  0.10% ($91,113)


5.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($66,095 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
South Carolina average:

6.98%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($340 average AGI)
York County:

0.03%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

1.74% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($14,752 average AGI)
4.22% relocated to other states ($51,002 average AGI)
York County:

4.22%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Mecklenburg County, NC  1.21% ($90,789 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, SC  0.40% ($56,646)
to Chester County, SC  0.30% ($34,311)
to Gaston County, NC  0.28% ($46,136)
to Richland County, SC  0.17% ($43,855)
to Greenville County, SC  0.11% ($55,788)
to Union County, NC  0.10% ($74,789)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in York County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.7

Deaths per 1000 population in York County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in York County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.3%
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: 27,135 (22,274 aged, 4,861 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 6,672 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,795)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,599)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,547)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,123)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,080)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (820)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (567)
  • Congestive heart failure (513)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (506)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (485)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.54
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,941
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 145
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,941

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,259
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 771
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 78

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 50.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 35.8
  • Other - 14.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 104.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 70.0
  • Other - 35.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 266,439
  • In family households: 225,919 (37,377 male householders, 34,958 female householders)
    53,026 spouses, 82,847 children (77,800 natural, 920 adopted, 4,127 stepchildren), 5,259 grandchildren, 1,946 brothers or sisters, 3,090 parents, 2,737 other relatives, 4,679 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 36,619 (14,809 male householders (11,375 living alone)), 13,647 female householders (11,573 living alone)), 8,163 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,901

Size of family households: 31,521 2-persons, 16,067 3-persons, 15,315 4-persons, 6,639 5-persons, 2,098 6-persons, 695 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 22,948 1-person, 4,195 2-persons, 839 3-persons, 322 4-persons, 152 5-persons.

38,670 married couples with children.
20,461 single-parent households (5,879 men, 14,582 women).

92.7% of residents of York speak English at home.
4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $671,045,000 ($3,652 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $31,698,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $369,443,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $145,116,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,241,000
Federal grants: $114,978,000
Federal procurement contracts: $9,109,000 ($2,735,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $30,158,000 ($7,219,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $36,741,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $148,906,000
Federal Government insurance: $46,271,000

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

Births: 12,363
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,087
Here:

37 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,173
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +19,322
Here:

+102 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in York County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 14.68 millions of gallons per day (12% from ground, 88% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.5

Year house built in York County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in York County, South Carolina
  • 6,9002014 or later
  • 6,0622010 to 2013
  • 31,4322000 to 2009
  • 18,7371990 to 1999
  • 11,8481980 to 1989
  • 14,4431970 to 1979
  • 7,7961960 to 1969
  • 5,1061950 to 1959
  • 2,7981940 to 1949
  • 2,1951939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in York County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in York County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in York County, South Carolina
  • 1581 room
  • 662 rooms
  • 1,5363 rooms
  • 5,3174 rooms
  • 14,7815 rooms
  • 13,2156 rooms
  • 12,3337 rooms
  • 9,2368 rooms
  • 15,4519+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in York County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in York County, South Carolina
  • 7071 room
  • 1,2212 rooms
  • 4,0093 rooms
  • 9,2424 rooms
  • 7,3525 rooms
  • 2,6276 rooms
  • 1,4227 rooms
  • 9618 rooms
  • 1,1579+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in York County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in York County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in York County, South Carolina
  • 212no bedroom
  • 8001 bedroom
  • 9,1342 bedrooms
  • 37,8143 bedrooms
  • 17,5114 bedrooms
  • 6,6225+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in York County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in York County, South Carolina
  • 757no bedroom
  • 4,8611 bedroom
  • 12,5432 bedrooms
  • 8,9863 bedrooms
  • 7434 bedrooms
  • 8085+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in York County, South Carolina 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
  • 840no vehicle
  • 16,3581 vehicle
  • 32,7582 vehicles
  • 14,6353 vehicles
  • 5,5374 vehicles
  • 1,9655+ 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
  • 2,095no vehicle
  • 14,3331 vehicle
  • 9,3082 vehicles
  • 2,0043 vehicles
  • 2224 vehicles
  • 7365+ vehicles

84.4% 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, 42% lived in South Carolina.

York County:

84.4%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 103,393
  • Other state: 146,037
  • Northeast: 27,394
  • Midwest: 21,844
  • South: 87,193
  • West: 9,606
Year householders moved into unit in York County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in York County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 52.0%Utility gas
  • 44.2%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 75.0%Electricity
  • 20.5%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,131
Here:

7.1%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 547
Here:

3.4%
South Carolina:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 699
Here:

5.7%
South Carolina:

19.9%

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 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $79,543,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,170,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,376,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $16,908,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,016,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $21,199,000
    Local Fire Protection: $19,014,000
    Police Protection: $16,434,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,867,000
    Libraries: $10,573,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,105,000
    Regular Highways: $8,388,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,086,000
    Water Utilities: $4,797,000
    Sewerage: $4,797,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,427,000
    Financial Administration: $3,910,000
    Health - Other: $3,419,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,122,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,275,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $695,000
    General Public Buildings: $223,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $86,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,723,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $161,793,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $108,970,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $63,327,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,503,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,241,000
    Special Assessments: $453,000
    General Revenue - Other: $337,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $425,145,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,623,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $16,953,000
  • Tax - Property: $95,823,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $33,937,000
    Other License: $13,659,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,792,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $31,343,000

York County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $79,543,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,170,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,376,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $16,908,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,016,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $21,199,000
    Local Fire Protection: $19,014,000
    Police Protection: $16,434,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,867,000
    Libraries: $10,573,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,105,000
    Regular Highways: $8,388,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,086,000
    Water Utilities: $4,797,000
    Sewerage: $4,797,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,427,000
    Financial Administration: $3,910,000
    Health - Other: $3,419,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,122,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,275,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $695,000
    General Public Buildings: $223,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $86,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,723,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $161,793,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $108,970,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $63,327,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,503,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,241,000
    Special Assessments: $453,000
    General Revenue - Other: $337,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $425,145,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,623,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $16,953,000
  • Tax - Property: $95,823,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $33,937,000
    Other License: $13,659,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,792,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $31,343,000

York County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $79,543,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,170,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,376,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $16,908,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,016,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $21,199,000
    Local Fire Protection: $19,014,000
    Police Protection: $16,434,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,867,000
    Libraries: $10,573,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,105,000
    Regular Highways: $8,388,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,086,000
    Water Utilities: $4,797,000
    Sewerage: $4,797,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,427,000
    Financial Administration: $3,910,000
    Health - Other: $3,419,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,122,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,275,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $695,000
    General Public Buildings: $223,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $86,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,723,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $161,793,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $108,970,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $63,327,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,503,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,241,000
    Special Assessments: $453,000
    General Revenue - Other: $337,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $425,145,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,623,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $16,953,000
  • Tax - Property: $95,823,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $33,937,000
    Other License: $13,659,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,792,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $31,343,000

York County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $79,543,000
  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,170,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,376,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $16,908,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,016,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $21,199,000
    Local Fire Protection: $19,014,000
    Police Protection: $16,434,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,867,000
    Libraries: $10,573,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,105,000
    Regular Highways: $8,388,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,086,000
    Water Utilities: $4,797,000
    Sewerage: $4,797,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,427,000
    Financial Administration: $3,910,000
    Health - Other: $3,419,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,122,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,275,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $695,000
    General Public Buildings: $223,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $86,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,723,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $161,793,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $108,970,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $63,327,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,503,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,241,000
    Special Assessments: $453,000
    General Revenue - Other: $337,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $425,145,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,623,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $16,953,000
  • Tax - Property: $95,823,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $33,937,000
    Other License: $13,659,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,792,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $31,343,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,861
  • Number of aged recipients: 353
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,508
  • Number of recipients under 18: 588
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,645
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 628
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,110
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,235
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 34 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 ORIGINATED1,463$156,2701,332$204,3795,768$194,648179$95,0112$227,000391$159,969123$59,309
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED47$151,021106$200,481472$193,79424$75,7500$031$163,87117$64,294
APPLICATIONS DENIED259$140,015326$153,7792,130$179,752129$60,8451$420,000149$125,490112$63,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN202$158,718228$221,3161,525$193,22239$112,6920$091$155,61536$89,611
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS40$157,17545$236,756351$198,02810$127,6000$014$142,9297$69,714
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 32 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 ORIGINATED275$223,476239$218,63210$131,2000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED95$205,63280$231,2259$156,0001$106,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED37$199,67648$198,6254$51,0002$54,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN15$200,86727$259,9261$81,0001$82,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$221,25010$235,2002$186,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in York, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in York, SC - Value
Most common first names in York County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,29571.0 years
William1,07772.3 years
John1,01172.6 years
Mary93077.5 years
Robert73870.6 years
Charles37969.3 years
Thomas37569.8 years
Margaret37477.7 years
George36473.4 years
Willie34071.8 years
Most common last names in York County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith37374.0 years
Williams33172.8 years
Brown26072.4 years
Johnson23474.8 years
Robinson22573.4 years
Moore22473.2 years
Jones21875.0 years
Davis20572.9 years
White19874.8 years
Wilson19773.1 years
Businesses in York County, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2La-Z-Boy1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lane Furniture4
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts6Long John Silver's1
Aeropostale1Lowe's4
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott2
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets17
Arby's2McDonald's10
AutoZone5Men's Wearhouse1
Baskin-Robbins3Microtel1
Bath & Body Works1Motel 61
Baymont Inn1New Balance1
Best Western1Nike11
Blockbuster3Nissan1
Budget Car Rental1Office Depot1
Burger King7Olive Garden1
CVS7Outback1
Chevrolet3Outback Steakhouse1
Chick-Fil-A3Panera Bread1
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza5
Circle K6Payless1
Comfort Inn1Penske2
Comfort Suites1PetSmart1
Cracker Barrel2Pier 1 Imports1
Cricket Wireless3Pizza Hut5
Curves3Popeyes1
Dairy Queen1Quality2
Days Inn2Quiznos3
Decora Cabinetry2RadioShack3
Dennys1Rite Aid4
Discount Tire1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza3Rue211
Dunkin Donuts3SONIC Drive-In3
Econo Lodge1Sears3
FedEx34Shoe Carnival1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sleep Inn1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel3
Ford3Staples1
GNC3Starbucks3
GameStop4Steak 'n Shake1
Goodwill2Subway19
H&R Block8Super 81
Hardee's4T-Mobile10
Hilton2T.J.Maxx1
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell6
Holiday Inn1Talbots1
Home Depot1Target1
Honda1Tire Kingdom2
Hot Topic1Toyota1
Howard Johnson1U-Haul16
Hyundai1UPS38
IHOP1Verizon Wireless1
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret1
JoS. A. Bank1Waffle House2
Jones New York4Walgreens6
Just Tires3Walmart5
KFC6Wendy's6
Kincaid1Wingate1
Kmart1YMCA10
Kohl's1

York County on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"