York County, located in South Central Pennsylvania, provides a mix of rural and city life styles. From country gentlemen’s farms to city lofts in downtown York, all types of housing are available. York County is 904 square miles of rolling farmlands, rivers, streams and lakes. It is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast, with a 21-mile Rail Trail for walking and biking, state game lands for hunting, a ski mountain, parks, public pools, wineries, and more. For the history buff, York County hosted the Continental Congress for a time during the American Revolution, and it is close to Gettysburg. Sports enthusiasts will find a local minor league baseball team, and the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens are just an hour’s drive away.
York County is a friendly area where many families have roots going back hundreds of years, but also an area undergoing some transition. It had a significant increase in the population from 2000-2010 of almost 14% and boasts over 430,000 residents. The racial profile of York City is 46% white, 25% black, and 24% Hispanic; while in York County 88% of the total population is white, 6% is black, and 6% is Hispanic. The median household income for York County is $56,833 with the mean per capita income at $26,724.
York County is a wonderful place for families. A wide choice of schools, both public and private, is available. The average price of a home is $166,000, and 77% of the residents are homeowners. Many communities band together to fund scholarships, veterans, and families in need through special activities and fund raisers.
York County is a prime location for those who love to tour. Located near historic Gettysburg, Hershey, and the Amish country of Lancaster, it offers easy day trips to a wide variety of special things to do and see. It also offers easy access to major metropolitan areas like Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York.