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York, Pennsylvania

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York is a city located in York County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,862. It is the county seat of York CountyTemplate:GR.

During the American Revolutionary War York served as the temporary capital of the Continental Congress.

York is a center for manufacture of barbells and other equipment for weight training and bodybuilding. There is also a large Harley-Davidson factory. The popular candy, the York Peppermint Pattie was originally manufactured in York; however, in 1988 the company was bought by the nearby Hershey Foods Corporation corporation. York is also the headquarters of York International, one of the largest suppliers of HVAC systems in the U.S..

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Geography

York is located at 39°57'46" North, 76°43'41" West (39.962692, -76.728043)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.6 km² (5.3 mi²). 13.5 km² (5.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.14% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 40,862 people, 16,137 households, and 9,246 families residing in the city. The population density is 3,034.0/km² (7,852.2/mi²). There are 18,534 housing units at an average density of 1,376.2/km² (3,561.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 59.75% White, 25.13% African American, 0.42% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 9.40% from other races, and 3.83% from two or more races. 17.19% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 16,137 households out of which 30.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.0% are married couples living together, 20.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.7% are non-families. 33.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 3.17.

In the city the population is spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $26,475, and the median income for a family is $30,762. Males have a median income of $26,792 versus $20,612 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,439. 23.8% of the population and 20.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 31.8% of those under the age of 18 and 15.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Trivia

In a twisted Hatfield-and-McCoy transplant from the Old World, the people of York and their counterparts in nearby Lancaster are often the butt of each other's jokes. See Wars of the Roses for full explanation of the irony.

During the American Civil War, York became the largest Northern town to be occupied by the Confederates when the division of Jubal Anderson Early spent June 28 - 30, 1863, in and around town while the brigade of John B. Gordon marched to the Susquehanna River at Wrightsville and back.

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