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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.


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Median household income
Local
$26,475
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our York demographic reports
York is on Codorus Creek
Manorial town established by the Penn family. Continental Congress met here in late 1777-78

In 1863, Confederate forces took York; it was the largest community north of the Mason and Dixon Line to be occupied by southern troops

Public transportation: York County Transportation Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Well-known residents have included:
· George R. Stibitz, mathematician, pioneer in digital computing
Local bands (past and present) have included Live
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Gloria Jean's, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • York Fair - Sept. 7-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check York web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Gifford Pinchot State Park
Historic sites and museums: Industrial Museum of York County, Fire Museum of York County, Historical Society Museum, Gates House & Plough Tavern
Colleges and universities: York College of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University -- York Campus
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
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National index: 100
Local index: 109
Quotes:
Particularly noticeable in York are the long rows of brick houses under a single continuous roof.
-- WPA Guide to Pennsylvania, 1940

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

11% of York residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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York festival dates:

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Historic districts in York include Northwest York Historic District, York Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in York, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $372.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $750.


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Libraries in York include Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center, Martin Memorial Library, York County Library System ... View libraries

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Newspapers in York include York Daily Record, York Dispatch

TV stations in York include WPMT.

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York County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our York political report.

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Traffic

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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~ WPA Guide to Pennsylvania, 1940

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