York, Nebraska

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York, Nebraska
—  City  —
Location of York, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°52′2″N 97°35′20″W / 40.86722°N 97.58889°W / 40.86722; -97.58889Coordinates: 40°52′2″N 97°35′20″W / 40.86722°N 97.58889°W / 40.86722; -97.58889
CountryUnited States
StateNebraska
CountyYork
Area
 • Total5.77 sq mi (14.94 km2)
 • Land5.74 sq mi (14.88 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation1,601 ft (488 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total7,766
 • Density1,351.8/sq mi (521.9/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code68467
Area code(s)402
FIPS code31-54045[1]
GNIS feature ID0834911[2]
Websitewww.ci.york.ne.us
 
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York, Nebraska
—  City  —
Location of York, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°52′2″N 97°35′20″W / 40.86722°N 97.58889°W / 40.86722; -97.58889Coordinates: 40°52′2″N 97°35′20″W / 40.86722°N 97.58889°W / 40.86722; -97.58889
CountryUnited States
StateNebraska
CountyYork
Area
 • Total5.77 sq mi (14.94 km2)
 • Land5.74 sq mi (14.88 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation1,601 ft (488 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total7,766
 • Density1,351.8/sq mi (521.9/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code68467
Area code(s)402
FIPS code31-54045[1]
GNIS feature ID0834911[2]
Websitewww.ci.york.ne.us

York is a city in York County, Nebraska, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,766. It is the county seat of York County[3]. It is the home of York College and the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women.

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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)[4].

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, 5.74 square miles (14.88 km²) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.06 km²) is water.

York has two radio stations that have been locally owned since they signed on the air in 1954 (KAWL AM) and 1970 (KTMX FM), providing news, sports, music and entertainment to York and adjacent counties.

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 7,766 people, 3,253 households, and 1,992 families residing in the city. The population density was 1351.8 people per square mile (521.9/km²). There were 3,633 housing units at an average density of 632.4 per square mile (244.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.9% White, 1.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.1Pacific 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 out of which 25.6% 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.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $36,069, and the median income for a family was $45,544. Males had a median income of $31,014 versus $20,086 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,813. About 6.3% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

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.

Mike Lucas is the Superintendent of Schools.[6]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml. Retrieved 2012-6-24. 
  6. ^ "York Public Schools". York Public Schools. http://www.yorkpublic.org/. Retrieved 2012-28-06. 
  7. ^ Howard, John N. "Presidents of the 1930s". Optics & Photonics News. November 2009. Retrieved 2010-10-25.
  8. ^ Shirley Ross obit The Lincoln Star (March 14, 1975)

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