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Welcome to York ...

York is located in York County<1>.


The location of York has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of York, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1803.

When the people of York refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Yorker<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, York has a population of 13,295 people<4> (see below for details).

York is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: York lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

York is within the (207) area code.

The ZIP code for York: 03909<6>

Websites for York ...

Official Website: www.yorkmaine.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, York had an population of 13,295 people. This is an increase of 6.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, York had a population of 12,529 people (or 6.36% of the total population of York County). This makes York the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of York represents 0.94% of the total population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,529 people, the population of York decreased 2.53% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,854 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for York.

Communities Also Named York ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 42 communities that are also named York - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), Missouri, Montana (2), Nebraska, New York (2), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (4), Ontario (3), Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for York.

Communities near York ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near York.

  • Dover
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover is located in Strafford County (NH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,443 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dover <7>
  • Rochester
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochester
    • Rochester is located in Strafford County (NH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,719 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rochester <7>
  • Portsmouth
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
    • Portsmouth is located in Rockingham County (NH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,557 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portsmouth <7>
  • Sanford
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Durham
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
    • Durham is located in Strafford County (NH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,441 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham <7>
  • Hampton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
    • Hampton is located in Rockingham County (NH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,950 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton <7>
  • Exeter
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
    • Exeter is located in Rockingham County (NH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,296 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exeter <7>
  • Somersworth
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somersworth
    • Somersworth is located in Strafford County (NH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,286 people
    • Former names for Somersworth:
    • Great Falls
    • Summersworth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somersworth <7>
  • Kennebunk
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Wells
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
    • Wells is located in York County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,819 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wells <7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around York. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for York.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of York. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around York.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around York. See our Newspapers Page for York.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for York ...

Looking for more information about York? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for York, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for York.

Adding York to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of York in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for York was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (1803).

We also found York in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for York.

The official website for York: www.yorkmaine.org/

The official website for York County: www.co.york.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including York, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of York refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of York may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for York.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around York - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as York). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether York or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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