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The 2000 Census showed that York County had a population of 186,742 people. This represented 14.65% of the total population of Maine, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 16 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, York had a population of 201,876 people. This is an increase of 8.1% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010197,131+5.56%-2.35% since 2009
2009201,876+8.1% 
2008201,872+8.1%+0.34% since 2007
2007201,186+7.73%+0.21% since 2006
2006200,757+7.51% 
2005200,837+7.55%+0.7% since 2004
2004199,443+6.8%+1.01% since 2003
2003197,456+5.74%+1.09% since 2002
2002195,334+4.6%+1.77% since 2001
2001191,929+2.78%+2.78% since 2000
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2000186,742The Last Census

York County had 94,234 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that York County has a total area<3> of 1,271 square miles [3,292 km²]. Of this total, 990 square miles [2,566 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (22.06%) being water (280.4 square miles [726 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, York County had a population density of 188.5 people per square mile [72.8 people/km²], making it the state's 3rd most densely populated county (out of 16 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to York County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between York and the state of Maine.

Click here for the York County QuickFact (QF-23031).

Below are some of the communities that are located in York County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
BiddefordQF-230486021,38320,9422.11%
SanfordQF-236576021,10420,8061.43%
SacoQF-236467518,20416,8228.22%
YorkQF-238798514,02512,8549.11%
KennebunkQF-233653511,43510,4769.15%
KitteryQF-233727010,4919,5439.93%
WellsQF-23814759,9159,4005.48%
Old Orchard BeachQF-23550859,4018,8566.15%
BuxtonQF-23094108,0837,4528.47%
BerwickQF-23047207,5486,35318.81%
WaterboroQF-23805307,3156,21417.72%
South BerwickQF-23700307,1466,6717.12%
EliotQF-23229556,2995,9545.79%
LebanonQF-23384255,6775,08311.69%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of York County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
CumberlandQF-23005   NE278,559265,6124.87%
OxfordQF-23017   N56,24454,7552.72%
Carroll (NH)QF-33003   NW47,86043,6669.6%
Rockingham (NH)QF-33015   SW299,276277,3597.9%
Strafford (NH)QF-33017   SW123,589112,23310.12%

The Atlantic Ocean lies to the east.

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Census QuickFact for York County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of York. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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