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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
York County is located in South Carolina with a population of 251,664. York County is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in York County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in York County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in York County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$893
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    365
    283
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    59
    41
  • Robbery
    104
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    425
    500
  • Theft
    2,986
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    156
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    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
$59,394
National
$55,322

York County Reviews

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Close proximity to Rock Hill, SC and Charlotte, NC as well as major hospitals, colleges and universities. Great subdivisions, low crime and friendly people.
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York is a small community of less than nine thousand people. We're known as the White Rose City. Mostly everyone knows everyone if you have been in the community for a length of time. York is a family oriented town, great school system, local farmers, peach and apple orchards. Relatively safe and a wonderful place to raise children.
York County is a great place to raise a family. York County is growing because homes are reasonably priced and it is in close proximity to Charlotte, NC.