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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Housing
    B+
  3. Nightlife
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    A
  8. Cost of Living
    C+
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    B-
York County is located in Virginia with a population of 67,587. York County is one of the best places to live in Virginia. In York County, most residents own their homes. In York County there are a lot of 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 highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$324,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,456
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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York County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in York County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$90,367
National
$55,322

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    York County Reviews

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    York County is home to the Colonial National Historic Park, where the 1781 Siege of Yorktown took place. The best thing about the county, besides its historical significance, is that its ~65,000 residents benefit from the perks of living in a "small town" area (low crime, safe, family friendly, gorgeous woodlands) yet enjoy "city life" attractions, including a movie theater, an ice rink, a bowling alley, museums, and a beach with a boardwalk. Also, York County is bordered by the cities of Newport News, which is home to the Patrick Henry Mall, and Williamsburg, which is home to the Busch Gardens amusement park and the Water Country USA water park. Another great thing is that the area is unusually diverse for a small southern county. The political demographic is moderate, but leans to the right. Lastly, the schools in York County are terrific. The high schools all offer a full range of AP courses as well as the IB Diploma Program.
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    York County is a very tight knit and welcoming community- if you are part of the majority. Most people here are very Conservative, Caucasian, and closed-minded. Though this is definitely not everybody, it can be incredibly difficult to thrive as a minority. Although I am not a minority myself, it is easy to recognize the discrimination that occurs when it is my peers who participate.
    I like that it is family friendly. I would like more. Places for younger adults to hang out. York county is a beautiful and charming neighborhood, the walkways and bike paths make getting around both easy and fun. Everyone is kind, caring, and helpful. We all look out for each other and are invested in keeping our neighborhoods safe. I also love how animal friendly York county is, on beautiful days most people (including myself) walk their dogs through the neighborhood. The ponds also make the scenery even more beautiful.