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Overview

Introduction to York, Maine

York, Maine, in York county, is 33 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 58 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

York History

The area was initially called Agamenticus, meaning "beyond the hill little cove." The settlers changed the name to Bristol in 1638 after Bristol, England, their original home. York was incorporated in 1652 and became the second oldest town in Maine, following Kittery.

York and nearby Attractions

  • Mount Agamenticus Park
  • Elizabeth Perkins House Museum
  • Sayard - Wheeler House
  • York's Wild Kingdom
  • Highland Farm Golf Club

Things To Do In York

The Mount Agamenticus Park and the Harmon Park come with a range of recreational facilities. York's Wild Kingdom is also popular for its zoo and amusement park. Golf lovers can enjoy a visit to the Highland Farm Golf Club. York hosts annual festivals and events like the York Days, Maine Oyster Fest and Harvestfest.

York Transportation

Portland International Airport is nearby.

York Higher Education

There are various colleges and universities that can be attended from York, such as the University of New Hampshire, the University of New England-University Campus, Northern Essex Community College and Saint Joseph’s College.

People

Total Population 12,717
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 21.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,470
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 59.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $87,377
% Above Poverty Level 93.9%
% Below Poverty Level 6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 11.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,134
Median House Value $365,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12%
US/American 0.2%
English 20.2%
Irish 24.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

York Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 58 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County York
Standard Zip Codes 03909
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.15
Longitude -70.65

York Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GREENLAND
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.1 inches
Station DURHAM
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station EPPING
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eliot 6,278 $91,595
Kittery 4,515 $74,153
North Berwick 1,792 $74,333
Ogunquit 1,337 $70,375
South Berwick 7,312 $96,268
Wells 9,869 $77,543

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

York Public Libraries

Library
York Public Library
15 LONG SANDS ROAD
York, Maine
(207) 363-2818
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York Hospitals

YORK HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
15 HOSPITAL DR
(207) 363-4321
Emergency Service: Yes

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York High Schools

YORK HIGH SCHOOL
1 ROBERT STEVENS DRIVE
207-363-3621
Serves 694 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

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Historic York

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Sewall's Bridge and country club house c1906.

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Sewall's Bridge and country club house c1906.

Sewall's Bridge and country club house between 1900 and 1906

Young's Hotel from the beach c1904.

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