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York, PA

Located in south-central Pennsylvania, the city of York is the county seat of York County. The city is known for its many factory tours (more than 30 and counting) and claims to have the oldest fair in the United States-York Fair. Founded in 1741 by settlers from Philadelphia, it was named for York, England. York was incorporated as a city on January 11, 1887.

The population of York is around 40,000, with African Americans and other minorities making up 46 percent of the population. The median age is 31. For every ten adult females, there are about nine males. The median income for a family is just over $30,000. Nearly 10 percent of residents hold a bachelor's or advanced degree.


Famous personalities from York include the following:


It is easy to get around York via public transportation. Rabbit Transit serves the city and its surrounding areas with multiple bus routes. The mean travel time to work for city residents is less than 20 minutes.

Notable neighborhoods include the following:


York is a center of industry and manufacturing. It is well known as the birthplace of the York Peppermint Pattie and as the longtime home of the Pfaltzgraff pottery. Other companies with manufacturing centers or production facilities in York include a Harley-Davidson motorcycle factory, a Starbucks roasting facility, and the Stauffer Biscuit Company.


Rich in history and community, York has attractions that include performance venues and history centers:


York residents can enjoy a variety of annual festivals and fairs:


York is the home of the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame. Though no major-league teams call York home, the city has a wide array of sports teams, extreme athletes, and professional troupes:


York has two daily newspapers: York Daily Record/Sunday News and York Dispatch.


The city's educational institutions include public and private universities, as well as technical and beauty schools:

York is also home to the York County Heritage Trust, a not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving and teaching the history and culture of York County

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