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 12,803 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, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in York who work in management occupations (15.36%), sales jobs (10.79%) and office and administrative support (9.32%).
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 10.92% 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.
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.
One of the nice things about York is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The education level of York ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in York, 47.95% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in York in 2010 was $42,742, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,968 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 Irish, English, German, French, Italian and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in York is English.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||5,697|
|YORK HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||77.92%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||22.08%|
|TYPE OF YORK HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||78.94%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||2.97%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||10.52%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||4.90%|
|SIZE OF YORK HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||6.35%|
|AGE OF YORK HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||13.41%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||43.95%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||17.58%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||25.07%|
|YORK REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$384,311|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,403|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||1.98%|
|$54,001 - $107,000||0.56%|
|$107,001 - $214,000||7.10%|
|$214,001 - $321,000||21.43%|
|$321,001 - $428,000||31.16%|
|$428,001 - $536,000||11.73%|
|$536,001 - $803,000||15.68%|
|$803,001 - $1,071,000||5.59%|
|PEOPLE OF YORK||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||2.75%|
|5 TO 17||13.96%|
|18 TO 24||5.27%|
|25 TO 34||9.29%|
|35 TO 54||28.56%|
|55 TO 64||19.08%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||21.10%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||97.57%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$68,263|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$42,742|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||7.06%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (16.54%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (9.72%)
Public Service (3.07%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.02%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.38%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.39%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||0.47%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (24.46%)
French Canadian (5.12%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (95.90%)
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