York County (Virginia)

York County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In the 2000 census, the county had 56 297 inhabitants and a population density of 206 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Yorktown.


The County is located in Eastern Virginia, bounded on the east by the Chesapeake Bay and has an area of 558 square kilometers, of which 285 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Gloucester County and James City County.


Made it in 1634 when Charles River Shire, one of the eight original counties.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, there were 56 297 people in York County. Of these, 627 people were living in collective centers, the other inhabitants lived in 20,000 households and 15,880 families. The population density was 206 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 80.00 percent White, 13.38 percent Black or African American, 0.35 percent Native American, 3.25 percent Asian, 0.12 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.90 percent from other races groups; 2.00 percent were descended from two or more races. 2.68 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 20,000 households out of which 42.2 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 67.3 percent were married couples living together, 9.4 percent were single mothers, 20.6 percent were non-families, 16.7 percent of all households and 5.4 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.15 persons.

Based on the county the population was spread from 29.1 percent population under 18 years, 6.6 percent between 18 and 24 years, 30.7 percent between 25 and 44 years, 24.4 percent between 45 and 64 years and 9.1 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 57,956, and the median income for a family was $ 64,892. Males have a median income of $ 42,948, women $ 28,713. The per capita income was $ 24,560. 2.7 percent of families and 3.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 3.9 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 3.8 percent of those 65 years.