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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
York is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 44,058. York is in York County. Living in York offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In York there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in York and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$74,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$786
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%
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York Rankings

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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
    586
    282.7
  • Murder
    31.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    435.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    572.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,017.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    346.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Working in York

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$29,834
National
$55,322
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York Reviews

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York has that small-town Pennsylvania vibe that many find appealing. It's a nice size--not big by any standards, but far bigger than most towns. There's a city, suburbs, a lot of farms, and several excellent school districts. York is also a day's drive from many big cities, and it's an hour away from Harrisburg, Baltimore, and Hershey Park. York is rich in local history and culture. The weather here is very nice: you experience all four seasons, but none are particularly extreme.
That said, York is lacking in a lot of areas. It's a very conservative place, so if that's not your thing, I recommend you stay in the city. It's pretty racist--York was one of the only counties in Pennsylvania to oppose the civil war. Since York is close to many cities, it has a bigger drug problem than most places, and the air quality is incredibly poor. I know people who have moved to York and developed seasonal allergies that completely disappeared when they left.
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This mid sized city & its surrounding boroughs have huge potential.
The county/township is growing steadily and bringing in some new people from many places around the globe.
Those instances can be both good & bad.
The good: increasing opportunity for culture, entertainment, both city&rural life to thrive and commerce to increase.
The bad: with said population increase comes criminal activity rising sharply, crooked politics to either divide OR cause the increase in population to levy heavily on small businesses in more taxes & regulations within it's separate boroughs, and overwhelmed city staff & underwhelmed preestablished citizens refusing to broaden their scope.
"City has this opinion. Country has that opinion."
Truths & facts are truths & facts. Personal...or even social opinions mean nothing without facts & truths.
Let's see this community work on what's real & it will thrive.
Born and raised in York. I love my city. It gets more and more diverse every day and everyone is so welcoming. Every month there are festivals or activities to keep the communities engaged and the night life is awesome.
York houses some of the most prestigious colleges and universities.
I am so proud to say I'm from York!