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York, Nebraska
York water tower (2013)
York water tower (2013)
Location within York County and Nebraska
Location within York County and Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County York
Area
 • Total 6.56 sq mi (16.99 km2)
 • Land 6.53 sq mi (16.91 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation
1,601 ft (488 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 7,766
 • Estimate 
(2019)
7,846
 • Density 1,201.53/sq mi (463.91/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68467
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-54045
GNIS feature ID 0834911
Interstates I-80.svg
U.S. Routes US 34.svg US 81.svg
Website cityofyork.net

York is a city in, and the county seat of, York County, Nebraska, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,766. It is the home of York College and the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women.

History

York was platted in 1869. The city took its name from York County.

Geography

York is located in 40°52′2″N 97°35′20″W / 40.86722°N 97.58889°W / 40.86722; -97.58889 (40.867295, -97.588869). The city sits at the crossroads of Interstate 80, a major east-west highway, and U.S. Route 81, a major north-south highway.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.77 square miles (14.94 km2), of which 5.75 square miles (14.89 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,259
1890 3,405 170.5%
1900 5,132 50.7%
1910 6,235 21.5%
1920 5,388 −13.6%
1930 5,712 6.0%
1940 5,383 −5.8%
1950 6,178 14.8%
1960 6,173 −0.1%
1970 6,778 9.8%
1980 7,723 13.9%
1990 7,884 2.1%
2000 8,081 2.5%
2010 7,766 −3.9%
2019 (est.) 7,846 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,766 people, 3,253 households, and 1,992 families living in the city. The population density was 1,350.6 inhabitants per square mile (521.5/km2). There were 3,633 housing units at an average density of 631.8 per square mile (243.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.9% White, 1.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.8% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.4% of the population.

There were 3,253 households, of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.8% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 39.4 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.7% were from 45 to 64; and 18.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

Education

York Public Schools are part of the York Public Schools School District. Schools in the district include York Elementary School, York Middle School and York High School.

York has two parochial schools. Emmanuel-Faith Lutheran School opened in 1957. The pre-school is located at Faith Lutheran Church in York, while grades K-8 are located in a school attached to Emmanuel Lutheran Church. St. Joseph Catholic School, opened in 1890, educates children grades PK-8.

York College is a private college affiliated with the Churches of Christ and located in York, Nebraska. It was founded in 1890.

Notable people

  • Doug Bereuter - U.S. Representative from Nebraska, 1979–2004
  • David Erb - jockey, won 1956 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes
  • Catherine Fenselau - educator
  • Loyd Jones - inventor, Head of Physics for Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY 1912-1954
  • Sam Koch - NFL punter for the Baltimore Ravens
  • Logan Lynn - musician, television personality and LGBT activist
  • Fred Niblo - silent era film director
  • Shirley Ross (born Bernice M. Gaunt) - singer, actor
  • Tom Sieckmann - professional golfer

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