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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 44,044. 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
$75,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$814
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%
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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
    663.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    45.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    294.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    446
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,607.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    520.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    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
$30,283
National
$55,322
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I do wish this area would adopt a more progressive attitude; for example, York is known for not paying well. The majority of jobs around here are warehousing or other lower paying jobs. There are many like me who commute out of state for higher paying jobs or who commute across the river to Lancaster. Some people in this area are also resistant to change. They cling to old beliefs or old ways of thinking and refuse to embrace new ideas.

I also do not like how developed this area has gotten. It's caused serious congestion in an infrastructure not built to accommodate this amount of traffic. Yet they keep putting in more - more housing developments, more overpriced condos, more mediocre fast food/fast casual establishments.

One thing York does have going for it are the abundance of awesome county parks. We are very lucky to have so many great hiking and biking trails in close proximity, especially now with the governor's stay at home order.
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I lived in York for awhile due to work and I was not impressed. Not that is it terrible but rather one of those blue collar rural towns that seems to be unaffected by the outside world. I met some, not many, interesting people but in general they were not very welcoming to outsiders. They are nice but not welcoming if that makes any sense. I was also intrigued by their resistance to change and how susceptible most were to culture war dog whistles. I felt that a majority walked around with the attitude of "I'm sticking it to the establishment by not learning how to read". If you relocate here for work on a temporary basis i would recommend the greater Baltimore area. If you're relocating for a longer period or permanent I would not recommend it unless you are living in a similar environment already and enjoy it.
There have been 4 shootings in York in the past 48 hours, one two blocks from my home. Last time I was on vacation someone was shot across the street from my house. The only area that the powers-that-be seem to care about is downtown. Outside of downtown buildings are blighted and crumbling. Streets are constantly being dug up with minimal repairs. Wouldn't be so bad if there seemed to be any rhyme or reason to the locations they choose. Drugs are rampant. York County itself is okay but generally ultra-conservative.