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Overview
Population:43,677
Pop. Change:7%
State: Pennsylvania
Metro Area: York-Hanover Metro Area
County: York County
City:York
Zip Code:17403, 17404, ... 3 total
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York's Real Estate Market
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 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
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York-Hanover Metro Area

Profile: Mid-sized city

Location: Southeast Pennsylvania, 110 miles west of Philadelphia and 20 miles north of the Maryland border

Elevation: 351

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

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Parts of York look much as they did in colonial times, with a downtown area of historic brick buildings and nearby factories, farmers markets, and a large town square which all suggest the city’s importance before and during the Industrial Revolution. With a Harley-Davidson plant and climate-control maker York International, the area has a diverse base of mostly small manufacturers.

The area is strategically located among an array of places providing employment and amenities. The proximity to larger East Coast cities, particularly Baltimore and Washington D.C. south, brings in new residents. Some of these derive income from these larger cities and seek lower living costs and small town living in the York area.

Baltimore is closest at 60 miles south. York also sits between historic Gettysburg to the west and the Pennsylvania Dutch country and Philadelphia areas east. Hanover is a small manufacturing and retail center 15 miles southwest. For those willing to travel for certain amenities and services, York has a pleasant small-town feel.

The area has mostly rolling hills given to agricultural use with intermittent creek valleys and wooded areas. The hills become larger toward the south. The climate is humid continental, with some influence from mountains to the northwest and water to the southeast. Summers are warm and humid with frequent thunderstorms and an occasional hot spell. While most bitter cold weather avoids the area in winter, there is snow and snow accumulation. First freeze is mid-October, last is late April.

Interesting Facts about York, Pennsylvania

As of 2014, York's population is 43,677 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.51 percent.

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The median home cost in York is $86,600. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.60 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, York's cost of living is 15.00% Lower than the U.S. average.

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York public schools spend $14,825 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.2 students per teacher in York.

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The unemployment rate in York is 7.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. York jobs have Increased by 0.94 percent.


Ranked #8 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #80 America's Migraine Hot Spots
Ranked #260 2005 Best Places to Live
Ranked #279 Best Green Cities
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Map Of York

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Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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York's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes