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West York, Pennsylvania
Borough
The Ashley and Bailey Company Silk Mill
The Ashley and Bailey Company Silk Mill
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County York
Incorporated 1904
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation 404 ft (123 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,617
 • Density 7,700/sq mi (2,970/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 17404
Area code(s) 717
Website http://www.westyorkborough.com

West York is a borough, adjacent to the city of York, in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,617 at the 2010 census. Former mayor Charles Wasko made national news by insulting President Barack Obama and his family and posting racist comments on Facebook, before he resigned in 2016.

History

Formally the village of Eberton, the Borough of West York was founded in 1904.

The Ashley and Bailey Company Silk Mill, William Shelly School and Annex, and West Side Sanitarium are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

West York is located at 39°57′11″N 76°45′36″W / 39.95306°N 76.76°W / 39.95306; -76.76 (39.953148, −76.759921).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 2,435
1920 3,320 36.3%
1930 5,381 62.1%
1940 5,590 3.9%
1950 5,756 3.0%
1960 5,526 −4.0%
1970 5,314 −3.8%
1980 4,526 −14.8%
1990 4,283 −5.4%
2000 4,321 0.9%
2010 4,617 6.9%
Est. 2015 4,569 −1.0%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 4,321 people, 1,897 households, and 1,088 families residing in the borough. The population density was 8,759.7 people per square mile (3,404.8/km²). There were 2,010 housing units at an average density of 4,074.8 per square mile (1,583.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.75% White, 2.80% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 1.37% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.96% of the population.

There were 1,897 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.6% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 34.6% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 women age 18 and over, there were 84.7 men.

The median income for a household in the borough was $34,604, and the median income for a family was $41,574. Males had a median income of $30,734 versus $22,338 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,503. About 5.0% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.


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