- York County, Pennsylvania
Infobox U.S. County
county = York County
state = Pennsylvania
map size = 225
August 19, 1749
seat = York | largest city = York
area_total_sq_mi = 910
area_land_sq_mi = 904
area_water_sq_mi = 6
area percentage = 0.64%
census yr = 2000
pop = 381751
density_km2 = 163
web = www.york-county.org
York County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Pennsylvania. As of 2004, the estimated population was 401,613. York County is located in the Susquehanna Valley, a large fertile agricultural region in South Central Pennsylvania.
York County was created on
August 19, 1749from part of Lancaster County and named either for the Duke of York, an early patron of the Penn family, or for the city and shire of York in England. Its county seatis the city of YorkGR|6.
According to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 910 square miles (2,358 km²), of which, 904 square miles (2,343 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (15 km²) of it (0.64%) is water. The county is bound to its eastern border by the Susquehanna River. Its southern border is the Mason-Dixon Line, which separates Pennsylvania and Maryland.
*Cumberland County (north)
*Dauphin County (northeast)
*Lancaster County (east)
Harford County, Maryland(southeast)
Baltimore County, Maryland(south)
Carroll County, Maryland(southwest)
*Adams County (west)
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 381,751 people, 148,219 households, and 105,531 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 422 people per square mile (163/km²). There were 156,720 housing units at an average density of 173 per square mile (67/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.76% White, 3.69% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.39% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.96% of the population. 42.0% were of German, 12.6% American, 7.7% Irish, 6.4% English and 5.1% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.8% spoke English and 2.9% Spanish as their first language.
There were 148,219 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.80 males.
The York-Hanover Metropolitan Statistical Area is the fastest-growing metro area in the Northeast region, and is ranked nationally among the fastest-growing in the nation, according to the "2006 Population Estimates for Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas" (U.S. Census Bureau). The estimates listed York-Hanover as the 95th fastest-growing metro area in the nation, increasing 9.1 percent between 2000 and 2006.
November 2007, there are 278,979 registered voters in York County [http://www.dos.state.pa.us/elections/lib/elections/055_voter_registration_statistics/2007nov.pdf] .
Law and Government
Pennsylvania State Senate
United States Senate
Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well.
Public School Districts
Central York School District
Dallastown Area School District
Dover Area School District
Eastern York School District
Hanover Public School District
Northeastern York School District
Northern York County School District
Red Lion Area School District
South Eastern School District
South Western School District
Southern York County School District
Spring Grove Area School District
West Shore School District
West York Area School District
York City School District
York Suburban School District
York County School of Technology
John Andrews, born in York County was a United States Navysailor awarded the Medal of Honorfor actions during the Korean Expedition in 1872.
* [http://www.york-county.org/ York County official website]
* [http://www.yorkpa.org/ Official Travel and Tourism site]
* [http://www.yorkheritage.org/ York County Heritage Trust]
* [http://www.ydr.com/history/ York County history from the York Daily Record/Sunday News]
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