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Town of York, Wisconsin
(Dane County)

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The location of Town of York

Welcome to York ...

The Town of York is located in Dane County.

The location of York has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, the Town of York has a population of 693 people<3> (see below for details).

York is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: York lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

York lies within the (608) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of York had a population of 652 people. This makes York the county's 58th most populous community.

The population of York represents 0.01% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 1271st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 652 people, the population of York decreased 7.25% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 703 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, York had an population of 693 people. This is an increase of 6.29% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.42% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near York ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from York and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Beaver Dam   [Map]   16,369   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cottage Grove   [Map]   6,939   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
DeForest   [Map]   10,340   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Madison   [Map]   255,214   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
McFarland   [Map]   8,449   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Monona   [Map]   8,104   SW   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for York.

Communities Also Named York ...

While we believe that this York is located in Dane County, we know of another 2 Wisconsin communities named York. Those communities are located in the following counties: Clark and Green County.

Beyond Wisconsin, there are 3 communities that are also named York - they are located in and New York.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around York. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around York.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for York:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Dane County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dane County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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 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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for York.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around York - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- 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 York. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of York

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in York. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2397, Longitude: -89.0668     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for York have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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