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FAQ & Figures

York County Location:
Nestled in the scenic heart of Pennsylvania's Dutch Country Roads Region, 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:
2010: 434,972
2020 Projection: 484,909 
*York County, PA is one of the fastest growing counties in Pennsylvania, with an increased population of 12.4% from 2000 to 2009 compared to a state-wide average population change of 2.6%.

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, York County offers more than 20 artisan and factory tours year-round.
  • York County is also known as the Snack Food Capital of the World, as five 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."
  • The county's Mason-Dixon Wine Trail was named "One of the Best Wine Regions You've Never Heard Of" by Budget Travel Online.
  • York was the birthplace of the Articles of Confederation.
  • York acted as the nation's first Capital.
  • 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.

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