How We've Changed Since 1930
Since the 1930 census, a lot has changed on both the local, York County level and the national level. Want to know more about York County? Click here. (This will open a new browser window; just close it to come back here.)

York County continued to lose population after the Depression until it reached a low of 13,685 in 1970. Since then, the county has grown slowly to a population of 14,598 in the year 2000. The county is much more diverse than it was in 1930.

York County
1930
2000
Total Population
17,239
14,598
African Americans
24
140
Native Americans
10
42
Asian
0
71
Hawaiian
0
12
Hispanic
5
205

Nationally, the country has grown much more, mostly in urban areas. Immigration into the U.S. has shifted away from European immigrants to Mexican and other hispanic immigrants. Today, we live longer, live alone more often and have smaller families.

Table.

United States
1930
2000
Total U.S. Population
122.8 million
281.4 million
Leading country of birth of foreign born
Italy (1.8 million)
Mexico (7.8 million)
Life expectancy
59.7 years
77.1 years
Median age
26.5 years
35.3 years
Number of people 65 and older
6.6 million
35.0 million
Proportion of women in the labor force
24%
61%
Percentage of households consisting of people living alone
8%
26%
Average number of people per household
4.1
2.6