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.

When you are in York Springs, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 54.85% of York Springs’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, York Springs is a borough of farmers, fishers, or foresters, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in York Springs who work in farm management occupations (17.88%), office and administrative support (10.00%), and sales jobs (6.36%).

You will also find that a lot of people in York Springs work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.

York Springs is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of people in York Springs with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.54% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in York Springs in 2010 was $17,684, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,736 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 34.74% of its population below the federal poverty line.

York Springs is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call York Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in York Springs, accounting for 49.13% of the borough’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of York Springs residents report their race to be White. 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: 27.46%.

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