York Township, York County, Pennsylvania

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York Township, Pennsylvania
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Map of York County, Pennsylvania highlighting York Township
Map of York County, Pennsylvania highlighting York Township
Map of York County, Pennsylvania
Map of York County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County York
Settled 1748
Incorporated 1753
 • Type Board of Supervisors
 • Total 25.8 sq mi (67 km2)
 • Land 25.3 sq mi (66 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 27,793
 • Density 1,100/sq mi (420/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717
Website York Township official website

York Township is a township in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 27,793 at the 2010 census.[1]


York Township was formed in 1753 when very few settlers lived there. Most lived in the southeast part, most of which subsequently seceded into the boroughs of Dallastown, Red Lion, and Yoe. The township was mostly rural until after World War II. Today York Township is still partially rural, but is mostly suburban in character as the most populous suburb of York.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 25.8 square miles (67 km2), of which 25.5 square miles (66 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), or 1.24%, is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 23,637 people, 9,857 households, and 6,604 families residing in the township. The population density was 928.0 people per square mile (358.3/km²). There were 10,258 housing units at an average density of 402.7/sq mi (155.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.95% White, 1.52% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population.

There were 9,857 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,449, and the median income for a family was $57,177. Males had a median income of $40,207 versus $27,558 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,169. About 3.7% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), York township, York County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved October 17, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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