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Welcome to West York ...

West York is located in York County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of West York, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

A typical abbreviation for West York: W. York

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West York has a population of 4,624 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of West York.

West York is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

West York is located in the (717) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West York had an population of 4,624 people. This is an increase of 0.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West York had a population of 4,617 people. This makes West York the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of West York represents 0.04% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 209th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,617 people, the population of West York increased 6.85% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,321 people).

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

Communities Also Named West York ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named West York - it's located in Illinois.

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

Communities near West York ...

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

  • Hanover [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
    • Hanover [York County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of West York
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,783 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanover<6>
  • Elizabethtown [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethtown
    • Elizabethtown [Lancaster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of West York
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,494 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown<6>
  • Columbia [Lancaster County]
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    • Columbia [Lancaster County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of West York
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,295 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<6>
  • Middletown [Dauphin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
    • Middletown [Dauphin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of West York
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,623 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Joy [Lancaster County]
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      • Mount Joy [Lancaster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of West York
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,264 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Joy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Joy<6>
    • Red Lion [York County]
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      • Red Lion [York County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of West York
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,309 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Lion<6>
    • Steelton [Dauphin County]
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      • Steelton [Dauphin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of West York
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,957 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steelton<6>
    • Dallastown [York County]
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      • Dallastown [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of West York
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallastown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dallastown<6>
    • Shrewsbury [York County]
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      • Shrewsbury [York County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of West York
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,847 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shrewsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shrewsbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shrewsbury<6>
    • McSherrystown [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McSherrystown
      • McSherrystown [Adams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of West York
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,080 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McSherrystown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McSherrystown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McSherrystown<6>

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 West York. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West York.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West 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 West York.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West York ...

Looking for more information about West 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 West York, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West York.

Adding West York to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for West York was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found West York on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for West York on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About York County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West York. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for York County: www.york-county.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including York, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West York.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West York - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West York) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West York. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West YorkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West York. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9536, Longitude: -76.7591       In this case, the coordinates for West York have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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