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, York isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in York are a mix 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.68% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
York is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, York’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, York is worth considering.
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.
If knowledge is power, York is a pretty powerful place. 50.25% of the adults in York have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
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.