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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
York is a town in Maine with a population of 12,872. York is in York County. Living in York offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In York there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many retirees live in York and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in York are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$388,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,007
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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York Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    38
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    159.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    531.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in York

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$83,072
National
$55,322
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York Reviews

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I grew up in York, and I’ve always felt safe here. There is a great mix of collars that live and work here: blue, white, gray, gold, pink, green, red, yellow, and open. The school system is great, although I’ve heard that it has declined a bit since I was in school (15 years ago). It’s a ghost-town in the winter with little elbow room in the summer. Plenty of jobs in the service industry. Growing up, there were mostly families that have lived here for generations, but it now seems that a lot of people from down south (read Massachusetts) have moved up, bringing their often more rude, gruff, impolite attitude with them to make it a less friendly place. Of course there are exceptions that prove the rule.
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The town of York is a summer tourist destination. The population nearly triples during the summer from the summer residents. The locals get pretty sick of them invading our town, but everyone understands tourists are crucial for our economy. In the fall, it is the nicest time of year here because everyone has left, but the ocean is still warm enough to swim in so the beaches are easy to use. The leaves also change color which is very scenic. I would live here again, though it might not be my first choice since there is no good skiing without driving several hours. Compared to other places I have been, it is cleaner, safer, and has an overall better feel than most towns. I see a bright future for York since more people bring their money here every year and the small city of Portsmouth, NH nearby has expanded and upgraded in the last several years so I see that influence hitting our town as well.
It is safe here. The only time the police are busy is when the rowdy summer residents and tourists invade our town, but it's usually only minor incidents.