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York, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of York had a population of 8,457 as of July 1, 2017. York ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for York is located at latitude 34.9962 and longitude -81.236 in York County. The formal boundaries for the City of York (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 761 feet.

The City of York (GNIS ID: 2405801) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of York is located within York Division of York County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with York population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for York: Fergus Cross Roads, Fergusons Cross Roads, Yorkville.

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York, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,457
Daytime Population: Workers 3,339
Daytime Population: Residents 5,197
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,536
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 8,222
Population in Familes 6,694
Population in Group Qrtrs 235
Population Density2 1,030
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $38,859
Average Household Income $51,877
Per Capita Income $20,271


Total Housing Units 3,621 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,849 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,362 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 410 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $131,048
Average Home Value $155,365


Total Households 3,211
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 2,154
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.24% 1.5%
Households 1.3% 1.56%
Families 1.21% 1.4%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

York, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares York to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 67 83rd
Population Density # 121 70th
Diversity Index # 30 92nd
Median Household Income # 200 50th
Per Capita Income # 206 48th

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