York, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 8,147 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +16.6%
 
Males: 3,784  (46.5%)
Females: 4,363  (53.5%)
Median resident age:

35.2 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29745.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,602 (it was $30,564 in 2000)
York:

$37,602
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,848 (it was $14,218 in 2000)

York city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $152,077 (it was $78,000 in 2000)
York:

$152,077
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $213,943; detached houses: $228,380; townhouses or other attached units: $134,968; mobile homes: $42,957

Median gross rent in 2017: $635.

March 2019 cost of living index in York: 90.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.5%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for Black residents, 43.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.3% for other race residents, 58.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in York, SC (2017)
    • 5,03059.4%White alone
    • 3,01435.6%Black alone
    • 2843.4%Hispanic
    • 1251.5%Two or more races
    • 170.2%Asian alone
    • 110.1%American Indian alone
    • 40.05%Other race alone

Races in York detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 39 registered sex offenders living in York, South Carolina as of October 22, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in York is 216 to 1.


Crime rates in York by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.3)
2
(25.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.0)
1
(12.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(56.2)
5
(68.1)
5
(66.3)
6
(76.6)
3
(37.1)
3
(36.0)
4
(51.1)
6
(75.3)
12
(151.4)
9
(112.5)
7
(86.3)
8
(99.3)
7
(86.3)
5
(61.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
18
(252.7)
25
(340.4)
12
(159.2)
21
(268.1)
11
(136.1)
17
(204.2)
12
(153.3)
13
(163.3)
6
(75.7)
18
(225.0)
17
(209.7)
14
(173.7)
9
(111.0)
7
(85.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
121
(1,699)
93
(1,266)
90
(1,194)
79
(1,008)
69
(853.6)
66
(792.6)
82
(1,048)
37
(464.6)
45
(567.7)
49
(612.4)
49
(604.4)
58
(719.8)
55
(678.3)
59
(719.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
109
(1,530)
62
(844.1)
61
(809.3)
84
(1,072)
82
(1,014)
73
(876.7)
78
(996.7)
66
(828.8)
50
(630.8)
39
(487.4)
44
(542.7)
48
(595.7)
47
(579.7)
38
(463.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
346
(4,858)
251
(3,417)
239
(3,171)
276
(3,523)
352
(4,355)
260
(3,122)
327
(4,178)
368
(4,621)
280
(3,532)
307
(3,837)
247
(3,047)
291
(3,611)
318
(3,922)
303
(3,694)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
17
(238.7)
12
(163.4)
25
(331.7)
16
(204.2)
15
(185.6)
15
(180.1)
23
(293.9)
13
(163.3)
11
(138.8)
15
(187.5)
6
(74.0)
11
(136.5)
22
(271.3)
26
(317.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(14.0)
1
(13.6)
1
(13.3)
1
(12.8)
1
(12.4)
2
(24.0)
1
(12.8)
2
(25.1)
2
(25.2)
2
(25.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(37.2)
3
(37.0)
2
(24.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)781.0618.7576.2626.8501.3473.3582.4458.1453.9482.6418.7522.2457.2423.7

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in York, SC

Crime rate in York detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 39 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.02
South Carolina average:

2.48
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York, SC City Guides:

Ancestries: American (16.8%), African (13.3%), Scotch-Irish (6.4%), Irish (4.7%), English (3.0%), Scottish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 12/07/1841

Elevation: 756 feet

Land area: 7.87 square miles.

Population density: 1,035 people per square mile   (low).

York, South Carolina map

429 residents are foreign born (4.6% Latin America).

This city:

5.1%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,250 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,117 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (18.3 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (27.5 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (481.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Sharon, SC (2.5 miles ),
Clover, SC (2.9 miles ),
Newport, SC (2.9 miles ),
McConnells, SC (3.0 miles ),
Hickory Grove, SC (3.2 miles ),
Smyrna, SC (3.2 miles),
India Hook, SC (3.3 miles ),
Tega Cay, SC (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 34.99 N, Longitude: 81.24 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,534 (+18.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 873 (24.6%)

Area code: 803

Distribution of median household income in York, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in York, SC in 2017

Property values in York, SC

York satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2003: 49 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2004: 81 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 2005: 32 buildings, average cost: $93,500
  • 2006: 83 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2007: 89 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $173,200
  • 2009: 39 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $214,700
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $175,500
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $185,600
  • 2015: 12 buildings, average cost: $193,600
  • 2016: 38 buildings, average cost: $245,700
  • 2017: 32 buildings, average cost: $200,200
Number of permits per 10,000 York, SC residents
Average permit cost in York, SC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Historical population in York, SC
Historical housing units in York, SC

Population change in the 1990s: +256 (+3.8%).
Most common industries in York, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.0%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.5%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.5%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.4%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
Most common occupations in York, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)

Average climate in York, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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York, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.4. This is about average.

City:

72.4
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0702. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0702
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.91. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.91
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00085. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00085
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

York-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.9 miles away from the York city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.4 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

York-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 84% 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 105.4 miles away from York center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 157.9 miles away from York center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 163.3 miles away from the city 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 268.0 miles away from York 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 149.1 miles away from York 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 51.4 miles away from York center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
York topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in York:

  • DIVINE SAVIOUR HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 111 S CONGRESS ST)
  • WHITE OAK MANOR - YORK (111 SOUTH CONGRESS STREET)
  • FRESENIUS OF YORK (1440 E ALEXANDER LOVE HWY)

Airports located in York:

See details about airports located in York, SC

Amtrak station near York:

  • 20 miles: GASTONIA (350 HANCOCK ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plants near York:

  • 9 miles: Catawba 1 and 2 in Clover, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to York:

  • Winthrop University (about 13 miles; Rock Hill, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,575)
  • York Technical College (about 15 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 3,572)
  • Gaston College (about 23 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 4,385)
  • Limestone College (about 24 miles; Gaffney, SC; FT enrollment: 2,758)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 25 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)
  • Queens University of Charlotte (about 27 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,083)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (about 28 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,518)

Public high schools in York:

Private high school in York:

  • BLESSED HOPE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 177, Location: 410 BLESSED HOPE RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in York:

  • YORK INTERMEDIATE (Students: 704, Location: 1280 JOHNSON ROAD, Grades: 5-6)
  • HUNTER STREET ELEMENTARY (Students: 653, Location: 1100 HUNTER STREET, Grades: PK-4)
  • COTTON BELT ELEMENTARY (Students: 604, Location: 1176 BLACK HIGHWAY, Grades: PK-4)
  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY (Location: 1543 CHESTER HIGHWAY, Grades: PK-4)
  • YORK MIDDLE (Location: 1010 DEVINNEY ROAD, Grades: 7-8)
  • HAROLD C. JOHNSON ELEMENTARY (Location: 400 EAST JEFFERSON STREET, Grades: PK-4)
See full list of schools located in York

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in York: Spring Lake Country Club (A), York City Hall (B), York County Courthouse (C), York Public Library (D), York Fire Department (E), Episcopal Childrens Home (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: York Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in York include: Abiding Presence Lutheran Church (A), Bright Light Freewill Baptist Church (B), Central Baptist Church (C), Church of God (D), Church of God of Prophecy (E), Church of the Nazarene (F), Divine Savior Catholic Church (G), Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rose Hill Cemetery (1), Union Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lower York Reservoir (A), Upper York Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in York: York Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: McCelvey Center (Museums; 212 East Jefferson Street), Historical Center of York County (Museums; 212 East Jefferson Street), York Motor Lodge (1250 Chester Highway).

Hotel: Days Inn of York (1568 East Alexander Love Highway).

Courts: York County Government - Other County Listings- Clerk Of Court (2 South Congress Street), York County Government - Judgments & Liens- Family Court- Other County Listings- Master-In-Eq (1 North Congress Street), York County Government - Social Services Dept- Family Court- Judgments & L (1675 York Highway), York County Government - Judgments & Liens- Family Court- Other County List (2 South Congress Street), York County Government - Circuit Court (South Congress), York County Government - Common Pleas Civil Court- Family Court- Clerk Of C (2 South Congress Street), York County Government - Criminal Section- Clerk Of Court- Family Court- Common Pleas Civil C (1675 York Highway), York County Government - Judgments & Liens- Family Court- Other County Listings- Public Defe (1675 York Highway), York County Government - Other County Listings- Judgments & Liens- Civil Court- Jury Ser (2 South Congress Street).

Birthplace of: Charles Randolph-Wright - Film director, Ernest Dixon (American football) - Football player, Stanyarne Wilson - Politician.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in York and their reported violations in the past:

MCAFEES MHP (4660008) (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-11-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2013), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-04-2013), St Show-cause Hearing (DEC-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-07-2014), St Admin Penalty assessed (MAR-07-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-03-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-03-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-17-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-08-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2013)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
CARROLL MHP 1 (4660087) (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in York that have no violations reported:

  • GOODS MHP (4660098) (Population served: 128, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CARROLL MHP 2 (4660088) (Population served: 66, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.5%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.9%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in York in 2010:

  • 193 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in York in 2000:

  • 99 people in nursing homes
  • 87 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 34 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 32 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 24 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

Banks with branches in York (2011 data):

  • Bank of York: East Liberty Street Branch at East Liberty Street Extension, branch established on 1973/09/27; Bank Of York at 13 W Liberty St, branch established on 1935/04/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $181.9 mil, Deposits: $152.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: York Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Congress Street Branch at 12 North Congress Street, branch established on 1933/03/09; York Branch at 911 East Liberty Street, branch established on 2001/05/07. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Sc York at 970 East Liberty Street, branch established on 2010/02/13. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • SCBT National Association: York Branch at 801 E. Liberty Street, branch established on 1999/01/12. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $3,893.8 mil, Deposits: $3,257.7 mil, headquarters in Orangeburg, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Scbt Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in York:

Marital status in York, SC
  • Never married: 38.5%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

For population 25 years and over in York:

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
South Carolina average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - York
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for York, SC (based on York County data)

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-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 40
Here:

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.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 117
York County:

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
York County:

8.8%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.0%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
York County:

14.0%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.3%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
York:

44.9%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
York:

21.4%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
York:

12.3%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.8%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

53.8%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
York:

79.9%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of York, SC Residents

York government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,057,000 ($252.49)
    Water Utilities: $1,407,000 ($172.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,235,000 ($151.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $751,000 ($92.18)
    Local Fire Protection: $485,000 ($59.53)
    General - Other: $388,000 ($47.62)
    Central Staff Services: $345,000 ($42.35)
    Financial Administration: $341,000 ($41.86)
    General Public Buildings: $322,000 ($39.52)
    Sewerage: $235,000 ($28.84)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $218,000 ($26.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $214,000 ($26.27)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,546,000 ($435.25)

York government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $656,000 ($80.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $214,000 ($26.27)
    Other: $146,000 ($17.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $857,000 ($105.19)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $106,000 ($13.01)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.25)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,963,000 ($363.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $370,000 ($45.42)
    Other: $100,000 ($12.27)
  • Tax - Property: $2,008,000 ($246.47)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,283,000 ($157.48)
    Public Utilities Sales: $141,000 ($17.31)

York government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,000 ($1.35)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,000 ($3.31)

8.55% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($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%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
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)


5.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($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%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
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)
Businesses in York, SC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Nike1
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
Circle K1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Subway2
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile1
FedEx3U-Haul3
Ford1UPS2
H&R Block1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Lowe's1YMCA2
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in York:

  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WBZK (980 AM; 3 kW; YORK, SC; Owner: CAROLINA METRO RADIO, LLC)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WFNZ (610 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in York:

  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W219CH (91.7 FM; LOWRYS, SC; Owner: RICHBURG EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WBT-FM (99.3 FM; CHESTER, SC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNSC-FM (88.9 FM; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around York:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WNSC-TV (Channel 30; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W25BR (Channel 25; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • W34BN (Channel 34; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W52CW (Channel 52; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
York fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of York fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 29Number of bridges
  • 187ft / 56.5mTotal length
  • $1,862,000Total costs
  • 90,120Total average daily traffic
  • 5,475Total average daily truck traffic
  • 142,787Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in York, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for York, SC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in York)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 107 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in York, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 132 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in York)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in York)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED35$120,10514$140,85153$122,5834$21,2838$84,7512$80,360
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$100,4850$013$117,6121$2,8400$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$99,1749$113,65635$127,4972$70,7002$75,8251$147,830
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$123,7454$122,64821$140,5631$2,8401$152,1500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$75,1250$03$172,3030$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0616.01 , 0616.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$140,5701$156,4300$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$67,2200$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$56,8800$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$117,4200$01$57,590
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0616.01 , 0616.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in York, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in York, SC - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 112. The highest number of fires - 127 took place in 2014, and the least - 83 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in York, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (42.6%), and Outside Fires (41.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in York, SC
    • 71442.6%Structure Fires
    • 69241.2%Outside Fires
    • 23213.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 402.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for York, SC
Most common first names in York, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James19769.6 years
William15270.9 years
Mary14478.0 years
John12072.5 years
Robert9671.4 years
Annie6078.3 years
Charles5767.4 years
Margaret5276.8 years
Thomas5066.2 years
George4574.1 years
Most common last names in York, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7374.0 years
Robinson5179.1 years
Brown5170.5 years
Williams5172.5 years
Jones4479.8 years
Stewart4375.4 years
Moore3675.1 years
Childers3571.1 years
White3378.1 years
Carroll3276.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in York, SC
  • 47.4%Electricity
  • 46.3%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Other fuel
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in York, SC
  • 77.9%Electricity
  • 21.6%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


York compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

York on our top lists:

  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: administrative and support and waste management services (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
  • #60 (29745) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #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+)"
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