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

The community of York is the Seat for York County.

York County was founded August 19, 1749 and was created by taking area from LancasterCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> York had a population of 428,937 people. This is an increase of 12.36% since the last Census (which gave a population of 381,751 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, York represented 3.11% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

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

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010434,972+13.94%+1.41% since 2009
2009428,937+12.36%+0.74% since 2008
2008425,766+11.53%+0.99% since 2007
2000381,751The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in York County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for York County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
York   40,43440,8621.05% decrease  
Hanover   15,10514,5353.92% increase  
Red Lion   6,0676,1491.33% decrease  
New Freedom   4,2533,51221.1% increase  
West York   4,2094,3212.59% decrease  

Websites for York County

Official Website:   www.york-county.org/

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

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