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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,777
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens21.9%
Employed Population 16+6,624
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married61.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.6%
Median Earnings25+$45,831
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,191

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,529
% Above Poverty Level94.4%
% Below Poverty Level5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home9.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone26.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,098
Median House Value$369,600

Ancestry

Irish24.6%
English21.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.2%
French Except Basque9.6%
Italian8.1%
Scottish6%
Canadian5.6%
Polish2.7%
Swedish2.2%
Portuguese1.8%
Greek1.6%
Finnish1.2%
Russian1%
Norwegian1%
Welsh0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Lithuanian0.7%
Lebanese0.5%
Arab0.5%
Czech0.4%
Austrian0.4%
US/American0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Belgian0.1%
German0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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York Almanac

CategoryValue
County York County
Standard Zip Codes3909
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.14
Approximate 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)

StationGREENLAND
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.1 inches
StationDURHAM
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
StationEPPING
Distance23.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Eliot6,318$87,892
Kittery4,704$69,917
North Berwick1,764$74,667
Ogunquit1,189$73,281
South Berwick7,332$98,929
Wells9,974$74,730

York Public Libraries

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

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York Hospitals

York Hospital
(Non-profit)
15 Hospital Drive
(207) 363-4321

York Public Schools

Coastal Ridge Elementary
1 Coastal Ridge Drive
ZIP: 3909
(207) 363-1800
Primary
Total Enrollment 318
Village Elementary School-york
124 York Street
ZIP: 3909
(207) 363-4870
Primary
Total Enrollment 301
York High School
1 Robert Stevens Drive
ZIP: 3909
(207) 363-3621
High
Total Enrollment 614
York Middle School
30 Organug Road
ZIP: 3909
(207) 363-4214
Middle
Total Enrollment 555

York Private Schools

Brixham Montessori Friends School
18 Brickyard Ct
ZIP: 3909
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
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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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