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Encyclopedia > York, PA
York, Pennsylvania
[[Image:|125px|center|Flag of York, Pennsylvania]] Seal of York, Pennsylvania
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Location of York, Pennsylvania

Location in Pennsylvania
Political Statistics
Founded
Incorporated Borough:September 24, 1787
City:January 11, 1887
CountyBoroughParrish York County
Mayor John Brenner
Geographic Statistics
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

13.6 km² (5.3 mi²)

0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) 1.14% 
Population
 - City (2000)
 - Density
 - Metropolitan

40,862
3,034.0/km² 
 
Time zone Eastern (UTC –5)
Coordinates
WGS-84 (GPS)
39.9627° N 76.7280° W
Website: www.yorkcity.org

York is a city located in York County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,862. It is the county seat of York CountyGR6. A motto is a phrase or a short list of words meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group or organization. ... A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Tom is short for Thomas). ... Bullet for locations in Ireland, displays location and not area. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... 1787 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... A borough is a local government administrative subdivision used in the Canadian province of Quebec, in some states of the United States, and formerly in New Zealand. ... List of Louisiana parishes The state of Louisiana is divided into parishes in the same way that the other states of the United States are divided into counties. ... York County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... A mayor (from the Latin maÄ«or, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... -1... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... The Twenty-second United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... Time zones are areas of the Earth that have adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... UTC also stands for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time, the basis for civil time, differs by an integral number of seconds from atomic time and a fractional number of seconds from UT1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ... GPS satellite in orbit, image courtesy of NASA GPS redirects here. ... York County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... York County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


York was incorporated as a borough on September 24, 1787, and as a city on January 11, 1887. During the American Revolutionary War York served as the temporary capital of the Continental Congress. A borough is a local government administrative subdivision used in the Canadian province of Quebec, in some states of the United States, and formerly in New Zealand. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... 1787 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... Combatants American Revolutionaries, France,Netherlands, Spain, allies British Empire, German states, allies Commanders George Washington Comte de Rochambeau Nathanael Greene William Howe Henry Clinton Charles Cornwallis Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties {{{casualties1}}} {{{casualties2}}} {{{notes}}} The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War for Independence, was the military... The Continental Congress is the label given to three successive bodies of representatives: The First Continental Congress met from September 5, 1774 to October 26, 1774. ...


York is a center for manufacture of barbells and other equipment for weight training and bodybuilding. There is also a large Harley-Davidson motorcycle factory, which employs over half of Harley's workers. The popular candy, the York Peppermint Pattie was originally manufactured in York; however, in 1988 the company was bought by the nearby Hershey Foods Corporation corporation. York is also the headquarters of York International, one of the largest suppliers of HVAC systems in the U.S.. On February 3, 1998, a massive explosion at the plant occurred. A spark had set off a leak in the nearby propane storage house. The blast was felt up to 25 miles away, and blew out windows nearby as well as knocking down doors. About 20 people were injured in the blast but only one person was killed, as the explosion fortunately occurred during a shift change. A major regional department store company, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., is another corporation headquartered in York. A complete weight training workout can be performed with a pair of adjustable dumbbells and a set of weight disks (plates). ... Swedish bodybuilder Anders Graneheim. ... Logo on a 2003 Harley Davidson The Harley-Davidson Motor Company (NYSE: HDI) is a manufacturer of motorcycles based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Categories: Food and drink stubs ... The Hershey Foods Corporation (NYSE: HSY) is the worlds largest chocolate company. ... York International NYSE: YRK is manufacturer of industrial equipment for air conditioning, heating, refrigerating, etc. ... HVAC (pronounced either H-V-A-C or, occasionally, H-VAK) is an initialism/acronym that stands for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. This is sometimes referred to as climate control. ... Motto: Official (Latin): E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Translated: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government  â€¢ President  â€¢ Vice President Federal... The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. ...

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Geography

York is located at 39°57′46″N, 76°43′41″W (39.962692, -76.728043).


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.6 km² (5.3 mi²). 13.5 km² (5.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.14% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 40,862 people, 16,137 households, and 9,246 families residing in the city. The population density is 3,034.0/km² (7,852.2/mi²). There are 18,534 housing units at an average density of 1,376.2/km² (3,561.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 59.75% White, 25.13% African American, 0.42% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 9.40% from other races, and 3.83% from two or more races. 17.19% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 16,137 households out of which 30.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.0% are married couples living together, 20.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.7% are non-families. 33.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 3.17. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $26,475, and the median income for a family is $30,762. Males have a median income of $26,792 versus $20,612 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,439. 23.8% of the population and 20.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 31.8% of those under the age of 18 and 15.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Trivia

In a twisted Hatfield-and-McCoy transplant from the Old World, the people of York (the "White Rose" City) and their counterparts in nearby Lancaster (the "Red Rose" City) are often the butt of each other's jokes. See Wars of the Roses for full explanation of the irony. Lancaster is a city located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. ... York Lancaster For other uses see Wars of the Roses (disambiguation) The Wars of the Roses (1455–1485) is the name generally given to the intermittent civil war fought over the throne of England between adherents of the House of Lancaster and the House of York. ...


During the American Civil War, York became the largest Northern town to be occupied by the Confederates when the division of Jubal Anderson Early spent June 28 - 30, 1863, in and around town while the brigade of John B. Gordon marched to the Susquehanna River at Wrightsville and back. Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Abraham Lincoln Jefferson Davis Strength 1,556,678 (of whom many signed multiple enlistment contracts) 1,064,200 Casualties KIA: 110,100 Total dead: 359,500 Wounded: 275,200 KIA: 74,500 Total dead: 198,500 Wounded: 137,000+  {{{notes... Jubal Anderson Early (November 3, 1816 – March 2, 1894) was a lawyer and Confederate general in the American Civil War. ... John Brown Gordon John Brown Gordon ( February 6, 1832 – January 9, 1904) served as one of Robert E. Lees most trusted generals during the Civil War. ... The Susquehanna River is a river in the northeastern United States. ... Wrightsville is a borough located in York County, Pennsylvania. ...


External links

  • York official website
  • York, Pennsylvania: First capital of the United States? (from The Straight Dope)


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York, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1241 words)
York was incorporated as a borough on September 24, 1787, and as a city on January 11, 1887.
York is also the headquarters of York International, one of the largest suppliers of HVAC systems in the United States.
York is served, through public transportation, by Rabbit Transit which operates multiple bus routes in the city and the surrounding suburbs.
York County, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (407 words)
York County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
York County is located in the Susquehanna Valley, a large fertile agricultural region in south-central Pennsylvania.
York County was created on August 19, 1749 from part of Lancaster County and named either for the Duke of York, an early patron of the Penn family, or for the city and shire of York in England.
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