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Commercial center for agricultural region, which includes Pennsylvania Dutch country
York is a city in York County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named either for the Duke of York or for York, England
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named York. For links to other places called York, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of York is 39.962N. The longitude is -76.728W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 387 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 40,081.
In 1863, Confederate forces took York; it was the largest community north of the Mason and Dixon Line to be occupied by southern troops
Sections below provide additional information and links about York demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the York County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, York area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17401 ZIP code.
23% of York residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the York ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in York was $13,439, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of York residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in York include Northwest York Historic District, York Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in York, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $372. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $750.
Libraries in York include Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center, Martin Memorial Library, York County Library System ... View libraries
TV stations in York include WPMT.
York County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our York political report.
The average commute time for York workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in York between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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