Introduction to York, Nebraska

York, Nebraska, in York county, is 48 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska and 90 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska. The city has a population of 8,081.

York History

The first permanent settlement in the area was established in 1865, marking the establishment of York County. York’s townsite was platted in 1869, and its first election was held a year later. The city was named after York, Pennsylvania.

York and nearby Attractions

  • Johnson Lake State Recreation Area
  • Anna Bemis Palmer Museum
  • Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer
  • Olive Creek State Recreation Area
  • Plainsman Agricultural Museum
  • Blue River State Recreation Area

Things To Do In York

The numerous parks in the area, including Miller Park, Beaver Creek Park, Duke Park and Harrison Park, provide a variety of recreational facilities. The Church of the Nazarene, the Foursquare Church, Arbor Drive Baptist Church and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church are some of the local churches. One can also visit the Kilgore Memorial Library and the Levitt Library.

York Transportation

Lincoln Airport provides air transportation facilities.

York Higher Education

York College is the local college. Others offering higher education in the area include the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Central Community College, Northeast Community College and Creighton University.


Total Population 7,878
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 17.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,329
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 51.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.6%
Median Earnings25+ $30,979
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,007
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,035


Median Family Income $63,125
% Above Poverty Level 88.2%
% Below Poverty Level 11.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 11 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 33.7%
Median Gross Rent $617
Median House Value $106,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.2%
US/American 0%
English 11.1%
Irish 11.1%

York Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 90 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County York
Standard Zip Codes 68467
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.868
Longitude -97.591

York Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 39 to 67 F
Annual Precip 28.7 inches
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 37 to 66 F
Annual Precip 27.4 inches
Station GENEVA
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 29.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Benedict 214 $47,143
Bradshaw 267 $49,821
Henderson 927 $67,083
McCool Junction 394 $62,083
Utica 851 $65,625
Waco 269 $71,250

York Public Libraries

Kilgore Memorial Library
York, Nebraska
(402) 363-2620

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York Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(402) 362-6671
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

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