York, Nebraska
York is a city in York County
York County, Nebraska
-History:York County was formed in 1855. It was either named after the city York in England or for York County in Pennsylvania.-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 14,598 people, 5,722 households, and 3,931 families residing in the county. The population density was 25 people per...

, Nebraska
Nebraska is a state on the Great Plains of the Midwestern United States. The state's capital is Lincoln and its largest city is Omaha, on the Missouri River....

, in the United States
United States
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. As of the 2010 census
United States Census, 2010
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, the city population was 7,766. It is the county seat
County seat
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 of York County
York County, Nebraska
-History:York County was formed in 1855. It was either named after the city York in England or for York County in Pennsylvania.-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 14,598 people, 5,722 households, and 3,931 families residing in the county. The population density was 25 people per...

. It is the home of York College
York College (Nebraska)
York College is a private four year college affiliated with the Churches of Christ located in York, Nebraska. The college was founded in 1890.-History:York College was founded in 1890 by the United Brethren Church...

 and the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women
Nebraska Correctional Center for Women
The Nebraska Correctional Center for Women is a state correctional facility for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. Located just west of York, Nebraska, it is the only secure state facility to house adult women....



York is located in 40°52′2"N 97°35′20"W (40.867295, -97.588869).

The city sits at the crossroads of Interstate 80
Interstate 80
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, a major east-west highway, and U.S. Route 81
U.S. Route 81
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, a major north-south highway.

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 5.6 square miles (14.5 km²), all of it land.

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.


As of the census
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of 2000, there were 8,081 people, 3,304 households, and 2,101 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
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 was 1,433.6 people per square mile (553.2/km²). There were 3,532 housing units at an average density of 626.6 per square mile (241.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.76% White, 0.74% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.

There were 3,304 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples
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 living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 11.7% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

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
Per capita income
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 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.

Notable people

  • Doug Bereuter
    Doug Bereuter
    Douglas Kent "Doug" Bereuter is a retired Republican politician from Nebraska. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1979 until 2004.-Early life:Bereuter was born in York, Nebraska and reared in Utica, Nebraska...

     - U.S. Representative
    United States House of Representatives
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     from Nebraska, 1979–2004
  • Fred Niblo
    Fred Niblo
    Fred Niblo was an American pioneer film actor, director and producer.-Biography:He was born Frederick Liedtke in York, Nebraska, to a French mother and a father who had served as a captain in the American Civil War and was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg...

     - Silent era film director
  • Loyd A. Jones
    Loyd A. Jones
    Loyd A. Jones was an American scientist who worked for Eastman Kodak Company, where he was head of its physics department for many years. During World War I, he was also a major contributor to the development of naval camouflage....

     - Inventor, Head of Physics for Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY 1912-1954
  • Tom Sieckmann
    Tom Sieckmann
    Thomas Edward Sieckmann is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour.Sieckmann was born in York, Nebraska. He won several amateur tournaments in his home state while growing up, and received the 1974 Nebraska Golf Association's Amateur of the Year award...

    - professional golfer

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