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York is a town in York County, in the Portland metro area.

The community was named for James, Duke of York, who later became King James II.

The latitude of York is 43.186N. The longitude is -70.667W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 190 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,854.


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Median household income
Local
$56,171
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our York demographic reports
York is on the Atlantic Ocean.
Former and merged names include:
· Agamenticus
· Gorgeana
Chartered by Sir Ferdinando Gorges as the city of Gorgeana in 1642
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2005 HBO movie, "Empire Falls"
Well-known residents have included:
· May Sarton, poet
Local festivals include:
  • York Days - July 27-Aug. 6, 2007
  • Harvestfest - Oct. 12-14, 2007
  • Maine Oyster Fest - Oct. 7, 2007
Dates often change. Check York web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Long Sands Beach
Historic sites and museums: Old York, Sayward-Wheeler House
Colleges and universities: York County Technical College
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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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, Portsmouth-Rochester area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 03902 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of York residents report German ancestry, and 19% 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 $30,895, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

38% of York residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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York festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



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

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Median rent in York, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $680.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,324.


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Libraries in York include York Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in York include York Weekly

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Traffic

The average commute time for York workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 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 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in York include Econo Lodge.

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