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Welcome to York ...

The city of York is located in York County<1> and is the County Seat for York County.

York was established in 1741.

When the people of York refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Yorker<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, York has a population of 43,955 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of York is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

York lies within the (717) area code.

Websites for York ...

Official Website:

Junior League:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, York had an population of 43,955 people. This is an increase of 0.54% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.57% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, York had a population of 43,718 people (which is 10.05% of the total population of York County). This makes York the county's most populous community.

The population of York represents 0.34% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 43,718 people, the population of York increased 6.99% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 40,862 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, Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), Missouri, Montana (2), Nebraska, New York (2), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (4), Ontario (3), 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.

  • Hanover
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Elizabethtown
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethtown
    • Elizabethtown is located in Lancaster County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,494 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Elizabethtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown <5>
  • Columbia
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
    • Columbia is located in Lancaster County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,295 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia <5>
  • Middletown
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Millersville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Mount Joy
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Red Lion
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Steelton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Dallastown
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Shrewsbury
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shrewsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shrewsbury
    • Shrewsbury is located in York County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,847 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Shrewsbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shrewsbury <5>

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. Our list includes 73 papers. 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 Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found York on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916).

For more details, see References and Mentions for York.

The official website for York:

The official website for York County:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

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>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 city'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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for York.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around York - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.


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