York Springs, PA
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York Springs is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 838 people and two constituent neighborhoods, York Springs is the 832nd largest community in Pennsylvania. York Springs has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

York Springs is a blue-collar town, with 59.49% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, York Springs is a borough of transportation and shipping workers, farmers, fishers, or foresters, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in York Springs who work in farm management occupations (20.60%), office and administrative support (12.96%), and sales jobs (7.41%).

Another important characteristic of York Springs is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.

As is often the case in a small borough, York Springs doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In York Springs, just 9.78% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in York Springs in 2010 was $16,615, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,460 for a family of four. However, York Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. York Springs also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.12% of its population below the federal poverty line.

York Springs is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call York Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of York Springs residents report their race to be White. York Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 49.30% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in York Springs include Irish, Italian, Dutch, and English.

York Springs also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 34.47%.

The most common language spoken in York Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.