York County PA Information


York County Subdivisions

York County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 442,962
Population in Households 434,256
Population in Familes 357,580
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,706
Population Density1 490
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 171,367
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 119,554
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 182,583 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125,746 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 45,621 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,216 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $178,665
Average Home Value $204,480


Median Household Income $59,116
Average Household Income $73,606
Per Capita Income $28,622
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.35%
Households 0.34% 0.34%
Families 0.17% 0.24%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


York County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares York County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 90th
Population Density1 # 11 85th
Diversity Index2 # 16 78th
Median Household Income # 9 88th
Per Capita Income # 13 82nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.