York is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 12,862 people and two constituent neighborhoods, York is the 16th largest community in Maine.
York home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maine, but York real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, York is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, York is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in York who work in management occupations (15.99%), sales jobs (11.60%), and office and administrative support (9.11%).
Of important note, York is also a town of artists. York has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape York’s character.
Also of interest is that York has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in York telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.68% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another notable thing is that York is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, York’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Because of many things, York is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making York a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, York has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, York’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) York has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. York has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in York than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, York may be for you.
York is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to York, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. York is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.25% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in York in 2010 was $43,499, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $173,996 for a family of four. However, York contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call York home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of York residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in York include English, German, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in York is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.