The city of York, Pennsylvania, once called Yorktown, is the county seat of York County. Located in the central southern region of Pennsylvania, York has a population of more than 43,718 residents, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The city is 5.2 square miles.
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Located in the scenic Susquehanna Valley, York has been called an architectural museum because the city has preserved historic structures dating back to before the American Revolution.
Additionally, York’s architectural treasures include Laurel-Rex Fire Company House, Forry House, Barnett Bobb House, Cookes House, United Cigar Manufacturing Company, the York Dispatch Newspaper office, the York Armory and Stevens School.
York has four historic districts – the Fairmont Historic District, Northwest York Historic District, Springdale Historic District and York Historic District.
York has a vibrant cultural arts community. The city is home to the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. York is home to the York Fair, possibility the nation’s oldest fair.
York students attend York City Schools. Students also attending neighborhood-based public schools in their local communities of Dallastown, Eastern York, West York, Central York, York Suburban, Southern York County, Red Lion, Northeastern York, Dover, Spring Grove and South Eastern districts.
Some of the largest high schools in the city of York are Central York High, William Penn, and West York Area High School.
York Catholic High School, a private school, has an enrollment of more than 700 students. Other private schools include Christian School of York, York Country Day School, and Bible Baptist Christian School.
York is home to York College, Penn State York, YTI Career Institute, Yorktown Business Institute, and York Time Institute. Other nearby colleges and universities include Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg, Messiah College, Millersville University, Franklin and Marshall College, Gettysburg College and Dickinson College.
Centrally located, York is 23 miles from Lancaster and 45 miles from Baltimore, Maryland. The nearest neighboring boroughs to York are North York and West York. The neighboring towns include Grantley, Valley View, East York, Emigsville and Shiloh.
York is undergoing an economic renaissance. Cited as a region with steady growth, York is attracting 20-35 year olds with medical, manufacturing, agricultural, construction, and tourism jobs. The city is actively attracting and retaining business through state, federal, and local assistance.
In a city that was home to the York Motor Car Company which built the Pullman automobiles, York was also home Pfaltzgraff which built a pottery factory in 1895. The York Peppermint Pattie, now produced by Hershey Company, was created in 1940 in York.
Voith Hydro and American Hydro, two companies manufacturing hydro-power water turbines, are based in York. Also home to York is York International, a Johnson Controls subsidiary which is one of the largest suppliers of HVAC systems in the nation.
Have you wondered where animal crackers come from? York, of course. The Stauffer Biscuit Company has baked animal crackers since 1871.
York is a thriving city with a diverse economic base, excellent schools, and a rich history.
The estimated median York home was valued in 2011 at $81,357. The value was $56,500 in 2000. The mean price of a York single-family home in 2011 was $104,194, according to city data.
The city of York offers a wide variety of homes, including starter homes and historic homes.
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|2010 to 2012 Changeup 0.7%|
|Age Distribution (Years Old)|
|0 to 45.9%|
|5 to 1722.8%|
|18 to 6456.3%|
|65 and Older15.0%|
|White (not Hispanic)85.6%|
|Place of Birth|
|High School Graduate, Age 25+87.5%|
|Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+21.6%|
|English is Second Language, Age 5+6.6%|
|English is First Language, Age 5+93.4%|
|Per Capita Income$28,042|
|Median Household Income$58,586|
|People in Poverty9.4%|
|Average Work Commute Time27 minutes|
|Total Housing Units179,769|
|Average Household Size2.53|
|Owner-Occupied Median Value$178,400|
|New Private Housing Issued 2012805|
|Years at Residence|
|1 Year or More87.1%|
|Less Than 1 Year12.9%|
|Business and Employment|
|Private non-farm Establishments8,519|
|Private non-farm Employment155,366|
|Private non-farm Employment Growthup 2.1%|
|Number of Firms33,591|
|Business Ownership by Ethnicity and Gender|
|Value of Shipments$11,957,398,000|
|Accommodation and Food Services$11,724|
|Sales Per Capita$527,937,000|
|Land Area904.18 sq. miles|
|Population Per Square Mile482|
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