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York, South Carolina - Basic Facts

York is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of York.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in York County at latitude 34.9943 and longitude -81.242. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 761 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of York (see map) encompass a land area of 8.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles.

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

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York, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 8,010
Population in Households 7,779
Population in Familes 6,343
Population in Group Qrtrs 231
Population Density1 976
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 3,060
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 2,066
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,475 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,715 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,345 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 415 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $126,845
Average Home Value $141,642


Median Household Income $30,241
Average Household Income $45,509
Per Capita Income $17,425
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.82% 1.24%
Households 1.07% 1.35%
Families 1.08% 1.21%
Median Household Income   3.4%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


York, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares York to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 69 83rd
Population Density1 # 130 67th
Diversity Index2 # 32 92nd
Median Household Income # 287 28th
Per Capita Income # 258 35th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.