York County Facts & Figures

Location: Nestled in the scenic heart of southcentral Pennsylvania, York County is conveniently located just North of Baltimore off Interstate 83, an easy jump from I-95, I-495, and I-695.

Travel Distances:

  • Baltimore, MD: 54 miles
  • Gettysburg, PA: 31 miles
  • Harrisburg, PA: 22 miles
  • Lancaster, PA: 28 miles
  • New York, NY: 195 miles
  • Philadelphia, PA: 97 miles
  • Pittsburgh, PA: 220 miles
  • Reading, PA: 60 miles
  • Washington, DC: 93 miles

York County Population:

  • 456,438 as of 2020

Air Access:

  • Harrisburg International Airport (30 minutes by car)
  • Baltimore-Washington International Airport (1 hour by car)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (2 hours by car) 

Climate: Average high temperature in the summer is 85 F and 45 F in winter. Average precipitation is approximately 43 inches.

Sales Tax: 6%

York County Hotel Rooms: 3,732 rooms

Major Industries: Manufacturing, Retail Trade, Health Care and Social Assistance and Public Administration.

Fun Facts:

  • York County likes to say "you'll have it made here" because of its abundance of manufacturing tours. In fact, hundreds of products are literally made here year-round.
  • York County has affectionately been referred to as the Snack Food Capital of the World. Snack food manufacturers such as Snyder's of Hanover and Martin's Snacks are located here.
  • In 2012, Travel + Leisure cited York as having one of "America's Greatest Main Streets."
  • York was the birthplace of the Articles of Confederation.
  • York acted as the nation's first Capital for approximately nine days.
  • York County will celebrate it's 275th birthday on August 19, 2024
  • The first coal burning locomotive was built in York in 1832.
  • The animal cracker was created by Stauffer Biscuit Company in York 1871.
  • Bob Hoffman, the "Father of World Weightlifting" established York Barbell Company in 1932.