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The 2000 Census showed that York County had a population of 164,614 people. This represented 4.1% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, York had a population of 227,003 people. This is an increase of 37.9% 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010226,073+37.34%-0.41% since 2009
2009227,003+37.9%+3.17% since 2008
2008220,032+33.67%+4.47% since 2007
2007210,624+27.95%+5.53% since 2006
2006199,590+21.25%+5.32% since 2005
2005189,505+15.12%+3.56% since 2004
2004182,992+11.16%+2.8% since 2003
2003178,008+8.14%+2.46% since 2002
2002173,729+5.54%+2.47% since 2001
2001169,534+2.99%+2.99% since 2000
2000164,614The Last Census

York County had 66,061 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that York County has a total area<3> of 695 square miles [1,801 km²]. Of this total, 682 square miles [1,767 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.91%) being water (13.27 square miles [34.36 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, York County had a population density of 241.2 people per square mile [93.1 people/km²], making it the state's 6th most densely populated county (out of 46 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 South Carolina.

Click here for the York County QuickFact (QF-45091).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Rock HillQF-456140569,21049,76539.07%
Fort MillQF-452689010,7017,58741.04%

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Cleveland (NC)QF-37045   NW99,27496,2873.1%
Gaston (NC)QF-37071   N208,958190,3659.77%
Mecklenburg (NC)QF-37119   NE913,639695,45431.37%
CherokeeQF-45021   W54,71452,5374.14%
ChesterQF-45023   S32,41034,068-4.87%
LancasterQF-45057   SE77,76761,35126.76%
UnionQF-45087   SW27,36229,881-8.43%

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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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