Skip to Main Content
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
York County is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 442,216. Living in York County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In York County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in York County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in York County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$170,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$915
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for York County
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

York County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    206.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    119.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    250.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,719.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    122
    284
Home Security Options for York County
Learn More
  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in York County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,707
National
$55,322

York County Reviews

86 reviews
All Categories
There's definitely diversity in downtown York City, but diversity is limited in the large suburban areas which compose most of York. Overall, York is pretty small, and some people complain that there's not much to do. However, I've never minded it, partly because I'm a homebody. I do think there are things to do if you look for them, such as First Friday. The art scene in Downtown York is growing!
Start Your Review of York County
Rate It!
York country has everything from urban culture to scenic countrysides. Living near both, it is a five minute drive in opposite directions to be in heavy civilization or tranquil landscapes. There are many activities as well as natural reserves for the active student as well as the casual hippie!
York County is just North of Maryland. The community offers an array of activities from lake activities, hiking, night life and community activities. Additionally, there is a very diverse culture that allows for those of different backgrounds to come together in collaborative interactions. The art scene is evolving downtown and redevelopment is making the downtown area an enjoyable evening and weekend experience for both locals and visitors. Theaters and local brewery allow for many activities. Whoever visits York PA will find something of interest.