York, ME
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Living in York


York is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 13,290 people and two constituent neighborhoods, York is the 16th largest community in Maine.

York home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maine, but York real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

York is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.76% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, York is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in York who work in management occupations (14.93%), sales jobs (13.80%), and teaching (9.11%).

Also of interest is that York has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.67% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another notable thing is that York is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

In addition, York is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, York is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, York really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is York perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, York has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes York a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

York is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

If knowledge is power, York is a pretty powerful place. 52.22% of the adults in York have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in York in 2018 was $50,095, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $200,380 for a family of four.

The people who call York home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of York residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in York include Irish, English, Italian, German, and French.

The most common language spoken in York is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Chinese.