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York, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of York had a population of 8,013 as of July 1, 2015. 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.

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, 2015.

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

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York, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 8,013
Population in Households 7,782
Population in Familes 6,343
Population in Group Qrtrs 231
Population Density1 976
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 3,066
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 2,070
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,482 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,696 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,371 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 416 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $127,484
Average Home Value $144,041


Median Household Income $32,222
Average Household Income $46,292
Per Capita Income $17,739
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 1.13%
Households 0.9% 1.27%
Families 0.91% 1.13%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 70 83rd
Population Density1 # 132 67th
Diversity Index2 # 30 93rd
Median Household Income # 267 33rd
Per Capita Income # 251 37th

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