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Overview

Introduction to York, Pennsylvania

York is situated in the south-central portion of Pennsylvania in York County. The city was a major factor in the Revolutionary history of the United States. The town is known as the "White Rose City," named after the Wars of the Roses. Unique architecture from the colonial era and huge gothic churches are situated in the city.

History

The town was established in 1741 by settlers arriving from Philadelphia. The name of the city was taken from York, England. In 1887 the area was incorporated as a city. York was a temporary capital during the American Revolutionary War for the Continental Congress. The Articles of Confederation were written and adopted in the town yet they were not ratified until a later time. During the Civil War, the York U.S. Army General Hospital on Penn Commons provided medical care for thousands of Union soldiers who were wounded during the battles of Antietam and Gettysburg.

Between 1865-1877 York was a prominent center for agriculture, however it gradually became home to industries such as steam engines, paper mills and railroad manufacturing. In 1940 the famous York Peppermint Pattie was created in the city. The Pfaltzgraff Company, well known for its variety of pottery, established their first factory in the York area in 1895 and have been making their products in the city until 2005.

Transportation

Rabbit Transit provides bus transportation for the city. Air transportation for the area is provided by the Baltimore-Washington International and the Harrisburg International Airports.

Attractions

  • Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center features well known performers
  • The historic York Fair takes place in September
  • National Street Rod Association
  • Olde York Street Fair
  • The citizens of York and Lancaster often participate in competitions. The tradition began due to the Wars of the Roses
  • Wolfgang Candy Company Factory Tour
  • York Revolution is a minor league baseball team that plays their baseball games in the Atlantic League
  • The York County Heritage Trust
  • The York County Bi-Centennial Commission
  • Weightlifting Hall of Fame
  • Agricultural Museum
  • Fire Museum
  • Historical Society Museum
  • Industrial Museum
  • Harley-Davidson Motor Company Final Assembly Museum
  • York Murals

Historic Sites

  • Worker's House
  • Barnett Bobb Log House
  • Eastern Market House
  • Golden Plough Tavern
  • Bonham House
  • Gates House & Plough Tavern

Higher Education

York College of Pennsylvania, York Technical Institute and York Business Institute are located in the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population44,058
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens9.3%
Employed Population 16+17,118
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married28.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.9%
Median Earnings25+$26,189
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,219
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,890

Wealth

Median Family Income$32,095
% Above Poverty Level64.2%
% Below Poverty Level35.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.1%
% Using Public Transportation5%

Housing

People Living Alone32.6%
Median Gross Rent$786
Median House Value$74,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55.9%
Irish7.8%
Italian3.1%
English2.9%
French Except Basque1.1%
African1%
Polish1%
West Indian0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Scottish0.7%
Haitian0.6%
Welsh0.4%
Russian0.3%
German0.3%
Guyanese0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Arab0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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York Almanac

CategoryValue
County York County
Standard Zip Codes17401, 17403, 17402, 17404, 17407, 17406, 17408, 17315
P.O. Box Zip Codes17405
Company Zip Codes17415
Phone Area Codes717
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.96
Approximate Longitude-76.73

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)

StationYORK 3 SSW PUMP STN
Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip43 inches
StationMILLERS 4 NE
Distance17.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip43.6 inches
StationHANOVER
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp63 to 88 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip39.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dallastown3,822$58,182
Dover2,096$78,056
Jacobus1,903$87,344
Manchester2,754$61,662
West York4,580$46,987
Yoe986$56,250

York Public Libraries

York Sys Admin Unit
159 EAST MARKET STREET
York, Pennsylvania
(717) 846-5300

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York Hospitals

York Hospital
(Non-profit)
1001 South George Street
(717) 851-2345
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital Of York
(Proprietary)
1850 Normandie Drive
(717) 769-1341
Select Specialty Hospital Central Pennsylvania York
(Proprietary)
1001 S George Street 5th Floor
(717) 812-2420
Oss Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital
(Proprietary)
1861 Powder Mill Road
(717) 718-2000
Memorial Hospital - York
(Non-profit)
325 South Belmont Street Box 15118
(717) 843-8623

York Public Schools

Crispus Attucks Youthbuild Cs
605 S Duke Street
ZIP: 17401
(717) 848-3610
High
Total Enrollment 64
Lincoln Cs
559 W King Street
ZIP: 17401
(717) 699-1573
Primary
Total Enrollment 772
New Hope Academy Cs
459 W. King St.
ZIP: 17401
(717) 845-4046
Other
York Academy Regional Charter School
32 West North Street
ZIP: 17401
(717) 801-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
East York El Sch
701 Erlen Dr
ZIP: 17402
(717) 885-1240
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Locust Grove El Sch
3620 E Prospect Rd
ZIP: 17402
(717) 757-2559
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Ore Valley El Sch
2620 Springwood Rd
ZIP: 17402
(717) 505-5051
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Stony Brook El Sch
250 Silver Spur Dr
ZIP: 17402
(717) 846-6789
Primary
Total Enrollment 577
York Co School Of Technology
2179 South Queen Street
ZIP: 17402
(717) 741-0820
High
Total Enrollment 1693
York Suburban Ms
455 Sundale Dr
ZIP: 17402
(717) 885-1260
Middle
Total Enrollment 743
York Twp El Sch
2500 S Queen St
ZIP: 17402
(717) 741-2281
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
Yorkshire El Sch
295 Mills Street
ZIP: 17402
(717) 885-1230
Primary
Total Enrollment 277
Dallastown Area Intermediate Sch
94 Beck Rd
ZIP: 17403
(717) 244-4021
Middle
Total Enrollment 1434
Davis Sch
300 S Ogontz St
ZIP: 17403
(717) 849-1246
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Goode Sch
251 N Broad St
ZIP: 17403
(717) 849-1314
Primary
Total Enrollment 607
Hannah Penn Ms
415 E Boundary Ave
ZIP: 17403
(717) 849-1256
Primary
Total Enrollment 669
Helen Thackston Charter School
625 East Philadelphia St.
ZIP: 17403
(717) 846-6160
Other
Total Enrollment 634
Indian Rock El Sch
1500 Indian Rock Dam Rd
ZIP: 17403
(717) 885-1250
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
Jackson Sch
177 E Jackson St
ZIP: 17403
(717) 849-1223
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Leaders Heights El Sch
49 Indian Rock Dam Rd
ZIP: 17403
(717) 741-1826
Primary
Total Enrollment 172
Loganville-springfield El Sch
169 North Main St
ZIP: 17403
(717) 428-2240
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Mckinley Sch
600 Manor St
ZIP: 17403
(717) 849-1312
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Valley View El Sch
850 Southern Rd
ZIP: 17403
(717) 885-1220
Primary
Total Enrollment 275
William Penn Shs
101 W College Ave
ZIP: 17403
(717) 849-1218
High
Total Enrollment 1067
York Suburban Shs
1800 Hollywood Dr
ZIP: 17403
(717) 885-1270
High
Total Enrollment 857
Conewago El Sch
570 Copenhaffer Rd
ZIP: 17404
(717) 266-1644
Primary
Total Enrollment 346
Devers Sch
801 Chanceford Ave
ZIP: 17404
(717) 849-1210
Primary
Total Enrollment 683
Ferguson Sch
525 N Newberry St
ZIP: 17404
(717) 849-1344
Primary
Total Enrollment 757
Lincolnway El Sch
2625 West Philadelphia St
ZIP: 17404
(717) 792-3902
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Loucks El Sch
1381 W Poplar St
ZIP: 17404
(717) 843-6631
Primary
Total Enrollment 257
Roundtown El Sch
570 Church Rd
ZIP: 17404
(717) 846-6789
Primary
Total Enrollment 522
West York Area Hs
1800 Bannister St
ZIP: 17404
(717) 845-6634
High
Total Enrollment 902
West York Area Ms
1700 Bannister St
ZIP: 17404
(717) 845-1671
Middle
Total Enrollment 692
Central York Hs
601 Mundis Mill Rd
ZIP: 17406
(717) 846-6789
High
Total Enrollment 1754
Central York Ms
1950 N Hills Rd
ZIP: 17406
(717) 846-6789
Middle
Total Enrollment 1017
Hayshire El Sch
2801 Hayshire Dr
ZIP: 17406
(717) 846-6789
Primary
Total Enrollment 608
North Hills El Sch
1330 N Hills Rd
ZIP: 17406
(717) 846-6789
Middle
Total Enrollment 732
Sinking Springs El Sch
2850 Susquehanna Trail
ZIP: 17406
(717) 846-6789
Middle
Total Enrollment 639
New Salem El Sch
3745 Salem Rd
ZIP: 17408
(717) 225-4731
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Trimmer El Sch
1900 Brenda Rd
ZIP: 17408
(717) 764-6586
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Wallace El Sch
2065 High St
ZIP: 17408
(717) 764-6869
Primary
Total Enrollment 187

York Private Schools

Family Life Ministries International Academy
671 W Market St
ZIP: 17401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Logos Academy
340 E Market St
ZIP: 17401
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 206
St Patrick School
235 S Beaver St
ZIP: 17401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 131
St Joseph School
2945 Kingston Rd
ZIP: 17402
Elementary
Total Enrollment 317
The Montessori Children's House Of York
3417 E Market St
ZIP: 17402
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 52
Small Steps Daycare School South
2709 S Queen St
ZIP: 17403
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Temple Christian Academy
2550 Pine Grove Rd
ZIP: 17403
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Tidings Of Peace Christian School
329 E Poplar St
ZIP: 17403
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 35
York Catholic High School
601 E Springettsbury Ave
ZIP: 17403
Secondary
Total Enrollment 636
York Country Day School
1071 Regents Glen Blvd
ZIP: 17403
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 190
Bairs Codorus Mennonite School
1005 Graybill Rd
ZIP: 17404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Bible Baptist Christian School
4190 N Susquehanna Trl
ZIP: 17404
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 98
Christian School Of York
907 Greenbriar Rd
ZIP: 17404
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 304
Nhs Human Services York School
3151 W Market St
ZIP: 17404
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
Stillmeadow Nazarene Child Care Center
400 Stillmeadow Ln
ZIP: 17404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
The Early Learning Center
101 Webster Ave
ZIP: 17404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Tlc Montessori
6434 Susquehanna Trl
ZIP: 17407
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
York Adventist Christian School
2220 Roosevelt Ave
ZIP: 17408
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 26
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