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November 2012 Issue

York County Pennsylvania Economic and Community Profile

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ork County is located in the South Central Region of Pennsylvania and in recent decades has been an area of dynamic economic growth. The principal development area in the County encompasses the City of York and adjacent municipalities and accounts for nearly half of the population. An equally dynamic, but smaller development area, is centered around the Borough of Hanover.

York County, PA Population 1980*

1990*

2000*

2010*

2020** Projection

York City

44,619

42,192

40,862

43,718

41,267

York County

312,963

339,574

381,751

434,972

484,909

Source: * US Census; ** York County Planning Commission

Age Distribution Population

Percent

Under 5 Years

26,592

6.1%

5—9 years

28,187

6.5%

10—14 years

28,902

6.6%

15—19 years

29,507

6.8%

20—29 years

50,038

11.5%

30—39 years

53,720

12.4%

40—49 years

67,062

15.4%

50—59 years

64,165

14.7%

60—69 years

44,628

10.2%

70—79 years

25,033

5.8%

80 years and over

17,138

3.9%

Median Age

York County, PA is one of the fastest growing counties in Pennsylvania, with an increased population of 12.4% from 2000 to 2009 compared to a state-wide average population change of 2.6%.

Population by Race

White African American Hispanic or Latino

40.1

Asian

Source: US Census 2010

American Indian or Alaska Native Hawaiian Source: US Census 2010

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Population Municipality

Population

Municipality

Population

Municipality

Population

Carroll Township

5,939

Hopewell Township

5,435

Shrewsbury Borough

3,823

Chanceford Township

6,111

Jackson Township

7,494

Shrewsbury Township

6,447

Codorus Township

3,796

Jacobus Borough

1,841

Spring Garden Township

12,578

Conewago Township

7,510

Jefferson Borough

733

Spring Grove Borough

2,167

Cross Roads Borough

512

Lewisberry Borough

362

Springettsbury Township

26,668

4,049

Loganville Borough

1,240

Springfield Township

5,152

Lower Chanceford Township

3,028

Stewartstown Borough

2,089

Dallastown Borough Delta Borough

728

Dillsburg Borough

2,563

Lower Windsor Township

7,382

Warrington Township

4,532

Dover Borough

2,007

Manchester Borough

2,763

Washington Township

2,673

Dover Township

21,078

Manchester Township

18,161

Wellsville Borough

East Hopewell Township

2,416

Manheim Township

3,380

West Manchester Township

18,894

East Manchester Township

7,264

Monaghan Township

2,630

West Manheim Township

7,744

905

Mount Wolf Borough

1,393

West York Borough

4,617

New Freedom Borough

4,464

Windsor Borough

1,319

Windsor Township

17,504

East Prospect Borough Fairview Township Fawn Grove Borough

16,668

242

452

New Salem Borough

724

Fawn Township

3,099

Newberry Township

15,285

Winterstown Borough

632

Felton Borough

506

North Codorus Township

8,905

Wrightsville Borough

2,310

4,678

North Hopewell Township

2,791

Yoe Borough

1,018

489

North York Borough

1,914

York City

43,718

Glen Rock Borough

2,025

Paradise Township

3,766

York Haven Borough

Goldsboro Borough

952

Peach Bottom Township

4,813

York Township

15,612

Yorkana Borough

Franklin Township Franklintown Borough

Hallam Borough

2,673

Penn Township

Hanover Borough

15,289

Railroad Borough

278

Heidelberg Township

3,078

Red Lion Borough

6,373

Hellam Township

6,043

Seven Valleys Borough

York County Total

709 27,793 229

434,972

517

Source: US Census 2010

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Labor Statistics Labor Force York County September 2011

York County August 2012

York County September 2012

Pennsylvania September 2012

United States September 2012

Labor Force

225,600

229,900

232,100

6,535,000

155,075,000

Employment

208,900

211,400

215,200

6,045,000

143,333,000

Unemployment

16,700

18,500

16,900

490,000

11,742,000

7.4%

8.0%

7.3%

7.5%

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Source: Center for Workforce Information and Analysis—York-Hanover MSA (Not Seasonally Adjusted)

Unemployment Rate 10.0 8.0 6.0 4.0 2.0

0.0 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 York County

Pennsylvania

United States

Did you know that York County unemployment rates are historically lower than the State and National average?

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Industry Trends York County Industry Trends NAICS

Number of Establishments

Industry

Number of Employees

2010

2011

2010

2011

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Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

55

59

494

496

21

Mining

N/A

10

N/A

296

22

Utilities

15

14

1,231

1,223

23

Construction

887

856

9,532

9,623

Manufacturing

598

594

32,631

31,844

Wholesale Trade

490

491

5,734

5,898

1,216

1,234

21,096

21,418

31-33 42 44-45

Retail Trade

48-49

Transportation and Warehousing

240

243

7,025

7,962

51

Information

83

77

1,961

1,792

52

Finance and Insurance

480

479

3,517

3,505

53

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

269

256

1,527

1,492

54

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

758

765

5,160

5,549

55

Management of Companies and Enterprises

67

75

3.323

3,505

56

Admin., Support, Waste Management, Remediation

441

431

7,382

8,306

61

Educational Services

77

85

2,209

2,313

62

Health Care and Social Assistance

1,162

1,199

22,509

22,844

71

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

129

126

2,031

1,923

72

Accommodation and Food Services

722

736

12,512

12,608

81

Other Services (except Public Administration)

845

876

6,074

6,199

82

Public Administration

432

435

21,362

20,837

York County TOTAL

8,973

9,041

167,625

169,637

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry—Center for Workforce Information & Analysis * Information not available.

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Income & COLI

Income York County

Pennsylvania

United States

Per Capita Income

$26,843

$26,933

$26,708

Median Household Income

$55,551

$50,228

$50,502

Source: U.S. Census Bureau—American Community Survey 2011 (1 year)

Cost of Living Index—Second Quarter 2012 Component Index Weights Urban Area & State

100% 13% Composite Grocery Index Item

29% Housing

10% Utilities

9% Trans.

4% Health Care

35% Misc.

York, Pennsylvania MSA

98.6

102.6

94.8

102.7

95.7

96.4

101.0

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania MSA

95.7

102.8

82.0

100.2

110.1

94.1

99.0

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MSA

122.8

1214

138.1

132.3

106.3

100.9

115.1

Baltimore, Maryland PMSA

118.0

115.4

156.4

105.1

103.6

101.7

96.3

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA

150.8

115.4

269.6

108.4

103.3

99.5

97.0

The index measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services in participating areas. The average for all participating places, both metropolitan and non-metropolitan, equals 100, and each participant’s index is read as a percentage of the average for all places. Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index.

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Top Employers Rank

Name of Employer

Rank

Name of Employers

1

York Hospital

26

Wellspan Health

2

Federal Government

27

State Government

3

York County Local Government

28

York City School District

4

Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.

29

Heartland Employment Services

5

Giant Food Stores LLC

30

South Western School District

6

Wellspan Medical Group

31

West Shore School District

7

UTZ Quality Foods Inc

32

Exelon Generation Company LLC

8

Hanover Hospital Inc

33

Aerotek Inc

9

Harley Davidson Motor Co.

34

Northeastern School District

10

BAE Systems

35

GMRI Inc

11

ES3 LLC

36

Lowe’s Home Centers Inc

12

Kinsley Construction Inc

37

United Natural Foods Inc

13

Memorial Hospital

38

Spring Grove School District

14

Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12

39

D F Stauffer Biscuit

15

Rutter’s Corp

40

Lutheran Social Services

16

York College of Pennsylvania

41

Dover Area School District

17

P H Glatfelter

42

West York Area School District

18

York International Corporation

43

Roundtop Mountain Resort

19

R. H. Sheppard, Inc.

44

Voith Hydro Inc

20

Central York School District

45

Snyder’s-Lance

21

Weis Markets Inc

46

Rite Aid Headquarters Corp

22

FedEX Ground Package System Inc

47

Northern York County School District

23

Graham Packaging Company

48

The Bon Ton Stores Inc

24

Dallastown Area School District

49

Southern York County School District

25

Red Lion Area School District

50

Gichner Systems Group Inc

* Pennsylvania State Government includes all state employment except Pennsylvania State University, SEPTA and the System of Higher Education. Source: Center for Workforce Information and Analysis—Data provided is for 1st Quarter 2012

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Transportation

York is located within one day’s drive of more than 40% of the nation’s population and 60% of Canada’s population.

Highway Distances to Major Markets Market

York County offers a sophisticated transportation network with over 3,788 miles of roads, major interstates, 2 Class I railroads, and easy access to commercial airports and seaports.

Approximate Distance (miles)

Baltimore, MD

55

Boston, MA

388

Chicago, IL

666

Columbus, OH

386

Harrisburg, PA

33

New York, NY

189

Newark, NJ

164

Norfolk, VA

265

Philadelphia, PA

87

Pittsburgh, PA

218

Raleigh, NC

337

Washington, DC

87

Source: AAA, White Rose Motor Club

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Commercial Airports Harrisburg International Airport (HIA) September 2011

2011 YTD

September 2012

2012 YTD

Enplanements

53,430

490,074

53,810

503,355

Deplanements

52,788

485,216

51,837

498,148

Total Passengers

106,218

975,290

105,847

1,001,503

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport led all major U.S. airports in February 2009 for on-time arrival of flights (88.8%).

Source: HIA Airport Monthly Statistics

Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport September 2011

2011 YTD

September 2012

2012 YTD

Enplanements

889,364

18,375,919

889,279

18,759,390

Deplanements

878,200

18,327,603

891,058

19,793,471

1,767,564

36,703,522

1,780,337

38,552,861

Total Passengers

Source: BWI Airport Monthly Statistics

Capital City Airport (KCXY) —Operational Statistics

York Airport experiences approximately 50,000 annual operations.

Total Aircraft Based on the Field

88

Aircraft Operations: Avg. 108/Day

Single Engine Airplanes

62

2%

Air Taxi

Multi Engine Airplanes

19

46%

General Aviation Itinerant

Jet Airplanes

2

6%

Military

Helicopters

5

46%

General Aviation Local

Source: AirNav.com—December 13, 2011

York Airport (KTHV) —Operational Statistics Total Aircraft Based on the Field

82

Air Operations: Avg. 139/Day

Single Engine Airplanes

63

3%

Multi Engine Airplanes

12

39% General Aviation Itinerant

Jet Airplanes

2

< 1% Military

Helicopters

5

57% General Aviation Local

Air Taxi

Source: AirNav.com—For a 12-month period ending December 9, 2011

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Railroads The following companies provide rail service to the York County Region: CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT)

Pennsylvania is fifth in the nation for number of miles of railroad operated with 5,184 miles.

Canadian Pacific Railway (CPRS) Maryland & PA Railway Company Maryland & PA Railroad Preservation Society Norfolk Southern (NS) Stewartstown Railroad Company York Railway Company

Public Transportation rabbittransit, York Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public transportation system, provides a variety of transportation services to the residents of York County. 1,783,391 Annual Trips for York and Adams County residents 696,814 Trips to Work 157,895 Trips to Work for Persons with Disabilities 200,770 Trips to Medical Facilities 250,224 Trips for Seniors 64% of Riders were between the ages of 18-45 rabbittransit operates a Downtown York Trolley with seasonal service free to passengers 77% of Riders use the bus as their only available transportation Source: RabbitTransit Annual Report 2010-2011

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Commuting Patterns

York County’s residents mean travel time to work is 25.9 minutes, according the 2010 American Community Survey (1 year).

11.9% Worked in PA 20.4% Worked in York County

88.1% Worked Outside of York County

67.7%

Worked Outside of PA

Source: American Community Survey 2010 (1 year)

Workers Traveling to York County for Employment: 11,152 — Adams County, PA 2,365 — Dauphin County, PA 67 — Juniata County, PA 266 — Lebanon County, PA 371 — Perry County, PA

3,807 — Cumberland County, PA 402 — Franklin County, PA 4,018 — Lancaster County, PA 2,456 — State of Maryland

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry—US Census 2000

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Utilities—Electric FirstEnergy Corporation is a diversified energy company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Its subsidiaries and affiliates are involved in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, as well as energy management and other energy-related services. It is the nation’s fifth largest investor-owned electric system, serving 4.5 million customers within 36,100 square miles of Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Met-Ed, the local affiliate of FirstEnergy, is based in Reading, Pennsylvania and provides electric service to 495,000 residential and business customers within 3,300 square miles of southern and southeastern Pennsylvania.

The PPL Brunner Island power plant delivers electricity to a small territory in Northern York County. The coal-fired plant employs more than 240 workers.

Power generators in or around York County Power Plant

Average Capacity

Conowingo Hydroelectric Plant

1.6 billon kW hours annually

Calpine York Energy Center

565 megawatts

Delta Power Plant

545 megawatts

Modern Landfill Production Plant

9 megawatts

PH Glatfelter Company

109.5 megawatts

Tolna Power Plant

54 megawatts

York Cogen Facility

68.8 megawatts

York County Solid Waste Authority

36.5 megawatts

York Haven Dam

19.6 megawatts Source: Powerplantjobs.com

Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, located in York County, PA, is a 3-unit nuclear generating facility, owned and operated by Exelon Generation and PSEG Nuclear, LLC. Peach Bottom has about 800 employees, not including contractors.

York County’s solar power projects generate more than 3.3 megawatts of power each year. That number will continue to increase as more projects are completed. According to the Pew Charitable Trust, PA is providing the 3rd highest number of green jobs in the US. PA is also 3rd in the US for installed solar capacity.

Did you know that Pennsylvania electricity was deregulated in January 2011?

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Utilities—Pipelines & Natural Gas

Spectra Energy, one of North America’s premier natural gas pipeline infrastructure companies, consists of gathering and processing, transmission and storage, and distribution businesses. Spectra Energy’s businesses include Texas Eastern Transmission; Algonquin Gas Transmission; East Tennessee Natural Gas; Union Gas; BC Pipeline Division; BC Field Services Division; Natural Gas Liquids Division; and Market Hub Partners. Natural gas operations include more than 19,100 miles of transmission pipeline and approximately 285 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of storage capacity in the United States and Canada. Spectra Energy currently has about 7,300 employees. TEMAX (Texas Eastern Market Expansion) interconnects Clarington, Ohio and Transco’s Station 195 in York County, Pennsylvania. Capacity of the line is 455 million cubic feet per day.

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania is a subsidiary of NiSource, Inc., the second largest natural gas distributor in the U.S. They serve more than 413,000 customers in 26 counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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UGI’s Gas Division provides natural gas service to approximately 563,000 customers in portions of 45 eastern, northeastern and central Pennsylvania counties. A small portion of Northern York County falls under UGI coverage area.

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Utilities—Water

The York Water Company is the oldest investor-owned water utility in the United States. The company’s service territory is approximately 150 square miles, located in Southcentral Pennsylvania. The company is engaged in the business of impounding, purifying and distributing water within its franchised territory, and is regulated by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC). The company serves an estimated population of 170,000 through approximately 59,000 service connections. The company’s present average daily consumption is approximately 18.1 million gallons, and its present average daily availability is approximately 35 million gallons.

Other water providers in York County include the following: Dallastown/Yoe Water Authority Delta Municipal Waterworks Dillsburg Borough Authority Dover Borough Water System Franklintown Borough Municipal Authority Glen Rock Water Authority Goldsboro Borough Water Company Hanover Municipal Waterworks Heidelberg Water Company, Inc. Marietta Gravity Water Company New Freedom Municipal Waterworks Newberry System Pennsylvania American Water Company Red Lion Municipal Authority Shrewsbury Municipal Authority Stewartstown Borough Authority West Manchester Township Authority West Manheim Municipal Authority Windsor Borough Authority

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Utilitiesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Communications There are about 20 broadband providers serving York County.

Mobile wireless service is available throughout the County.

DSL Service - Green

Fiber Service - Brown

Cable Service - Blue

Fixed Wireless Service - Pink

Source: PA Broadband Mapping Viewer, July 2011. The data is highly dynamic. To confirm, one should contact the respective broadband service provider.

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Tax Rates Business Privilege Tax Rates

Pennsylvania Tax Rates Corporate Net Income Tax (last changed in 1995)

9.99%

Personal Income Tax

3.07%

Corporate Loans Tax

4 mills

Capital Stock & Foreign Franchise Tax (exemption $125,000; minimum tax $0) (last changed in 2010)

2.89 mills

Realty Transfer Tax (last changed in 1998)

1%

Sales Tax (last changed in 1968)

6%

State Real Property Tax

None

Unemployment Compensation, Employer (on first $8,000 of wages for each employee): Standard Rate (2011)

6.8032%

New Employers (last changed in 2008)

3.7030%

Employee (imposed on total wages)

Municipality

Wholesale

Retail

Other

Conewago Twp

1.00

1.50

1.50

Dover Twp

1.00

1.50

0.00

Hanover Boro

0.00

0.00

2.00

Manchester Twp

1.00

1.50

0.00

North York Boro

.001

.001

.001

Spring Garden Twp

1.00

1.50

1.50

Springettsbury Twp

0.75

1.50

1.50

West Manchester Twp

1.00

1.50

1.50

West York Boro

1.00

1.50

1.50

York City

1.50

3.50

0.00

York Twp

0.50

1.00

1.00

None

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry and Pennsylvania Association of Realtors

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Center for Local Government Services, Municipal Statistics and Information Divisionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;2011

Real Estate Tax Bill York County Taxes York County Real Estate Taxâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;2012

4.150 mills

Local Earned Income Tax

.50% of employees

Source: County of York

Assessed Value of Property

Assessment of $100,000

Total

School Millage Rate (29.540)

100,000 x .0310778

$3,107.80

Township Millage Rate (17.39)

100,000 x .0138640

$1,386.40

County Millage Rate (4.150)

100,000 x .004150

$415

Total Tax

$4,909.20

*The estimated real estate tax bill is calculated utilizing 2011 York City tax rates.

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Real Estate TaxTaxes Rates Municipal & School Local Municipal Real Estate Taxes

School District Real Estate Taxes

Source: Municipal Statistics Tax Reports, 2011 Other municipal and school taxes may apply. For more information on tax rates, visit munstatspa.dced.state.pa.us.

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Early Childhood Education Public Full Day Kindergarten 2007-2008

2008-2009

2009-2010

2010-2011

Number of Children Enrolled in York County

2,340

2,683

2,808

3,129

Percent of Children Enrolled in York County

47.25%

54.02%

53.65%

59.29%

Percent of Children Enrolled in PA

62.2%

65.7%

68.0%

70.9%

Source: Kids Count Data Center

2009-2010 Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Grantees in York County: Crispus Attucks Association, Inc. Knowledge Learning Corporation School District of City of York York Day Nursery, Inc. York Jewish Community Center YWCA of York Day Care Center

Percentage of children under age 5 served in Early Education Programs York County

Pennsylvania

Child Care Works

10.1%

11.6%

Early Intervention

8.1%

8.6%

Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program

2.4%

4.6%

Keystone STARS

12.2%

14.9%

PA Pre-K Counts

1.1%

1.6%

All Publically-funded Quality Early Education Programs*

26.9%

35.8%

Source: Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, 2009-10 Annual Report * All publicly-funded quality early education programs include Nurse-Family Partnership, Parent-Child Home Program, Head Start, PA Pre-K Counts, PA Pact for Pre-K, School Based Pre-K, Early Intervention, and Keystone STARS

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Education

Public School Enrollment in York County School System

Location

Number of Students Elementary

Middle

High

Enrollment

Central York

York

2,609

1,327

1,675

5,638

Crispus Attucks

York

0

0

86

86

Dallastown

2,745

1,418

1,866

6,036

Dover

1,749

845

1,044

3,638

Wrightsville

1,209

628

764

2,602

Hanover

802

366

483

1,651

Helen Thackston Charter School

York

60

369

61

490

Lincoln CS

York

730

0

0

730

New Hope Academy

York

84

302

313

699

Manchester

1,908

862

1,016

3,786

Northern

Dillsburg

1,435

749

975

3,159

Red Lion

Red Lion

2,504

1,368

1,687

5,586

South Eastern

Fawn Grove

1,109

655

919

2,910

South Western

Hanover

1,848

944

1,266

4,058

Glen Rock

1,459

706

1,007

3,172

Spring Grove

1,764

889

1,137

3,790

Lewisberry

3,612

1,871

2,479

7,962

West York

York

1,353

804

942

3,113

York City

York

3,104

1,042

1,050

5,196

York Suburban

York

1,322

663

921

2,990

York County School of Technology

York

0

0

1,559

1,559

31,406

15,808

21,250

68,851

Dallastown Dover Eastern York Hanover

Northeastern

Southern Spring Grove West Shore

York County Total

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Educationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;2011-12

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PSSA Scores

PSSA Scores for York County Public Schools 8th Grade

Math

Reading

% Advanced

% Proficient

% Basic

% Below Basic

% Advanced

% Proficient

% Basic

% Below Basic

Central York

61.0

25.6

8.7

4.6

48.0

34.6

10.8

6.6

Dallastown

54.5

30.7

10.2

4.7

49.4

35.3

10.1

5.3

Dover Area

44.4

31.3

14.1

10.3

33.5

37.7

18.0

10.8

Eastern York

54.3

28.6

11.6

5.4

37.6

38.3

13.8

10.3

Hanover Public

37.5

33.0

16.9

12.7

32.7

37.4

16.7

13.2

Northeastern

53.6

30.8

10.7

4.9

39.7

40.4

11.9

8.1

Northern York

53.1

29.2

11.1

6.5

41.7

37.6

12.5

8.2

Red Lion Area

55.5

29.0

10.5

5.0

32.3

40.6

17.1

10.0

South Eastern

58.8

26.4

8.5

6.3

42.5

37.6

12.5

7.3

South Western

55.5

28.8

10.0

5.7

40.7

36.7

13.9

8.7

Southern York

57.9

29.5

9.2

3.5

45.5

37.7

9.7

7.1

Spring Grove

55.1

27.5

11.7

5.8

37.8

39.7

13.8

8.7

West Shore

46.1

28.9

13.7

11.3

38.3

35.9

14.3

11.5

West York Area

55.2

25.1

12.4

7.3

35.

38.3

14.6

11.6

York City

21.4

31.7

21.2

25.7

11.7

29.8

22.7

35.8

York Suburban

70.5

21.0

5.2

3.2

54.2

35.5

6.1

4.3

School District

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Education Public High School Graduates and Post Secondary Education Rates Total Graduates

2 or 4 Year College/ University

Central York

397

311

6

12

81.4%

Dallastown

426

298

8

14

73.2%

Dover

230

134

7

10

62.6%

Eastern York

182

126

15

6

72.5%

Hanover

87

49

2

4

60.9%

Northeastern York

205

128

15

16

70.2%

Northern York County

266

184

5

16

75.2%

Red Lion

396

243

15

27

68.2%

South Eastern

209

158

0

9

79.9%

South Western

308

215

7

13

74.0%

Southern York County

249

161

10

6

67.1%

Spring Grove

318

193

7

22

67.6%

West Shore

574

423

3

1

73.9%

West York

184

137

2

2

75.5%

York City

255

148

7

8

61.2%

York Suburban

179

140

3

0

78.2%

4,465

3048

112

166

71.4%

School

York County Total

Specialized Non Degree Total Post Associates Post Secondary Degree Secondary Bound

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Educationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;2010-2011

Secondary Bound Graduates

Drop-Out Rate York County Enrollment

Drop-Out Rate

2006-2007

33,326

1.8%

66.7%

2007-2008

32,550

1.8%

4,971

65.7%

2008-2009

32,728

1.7%

2009-2010

4,979

66.1%

2009-2010

32,272

1.4%

2010-2011

4,828

69.9%

2010-2011

32,274

1.5%

School Year

Public Graduates

% Secondary Bound

2006-2007

4,792

69.5%

2007-2008

4,773

2008-2009

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

School Year

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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School Districts

School District

Address

Website

Central York

775 Marion Road, York

Dallastown Area

Number of Schools Elementary

Middle

High

www.cysd.k12.pa.us/

5

1

1

700 New School Lane, Dallastown

www.dallastown.net/

5

2

1

Dover Area

2 School Lane, Dover

www.edline.net/pages/ Dover_Area_School_District

5

1

1

Eastern York

120 South Third Street, Wrightsville

www.easternyork.com/

3

1

1

Hanover Public

403 Moul Avenue, Hanover

www.hpsd.k12.pa.us/

3

1

1

Northeastern

41 Harding Street, Manchester

www.nesd.k12.pa.us/

4

3

1

Northern

149 South Baltimore Street, Dillsburg

www.northernpolarbears.com/

4

1

1

Red Lion

696 Delta Road, Red Lion

red1.pa.schoolwebpages.com/

7

1

1

South Eastern

377 Main Street, Fawn Grove

www.sesdweb.net/sesd/

3

2

1

South Western

225 Bowman Road, Hanover

www.swsd.k12.pa.us/

4

1

1

Southern

3280 Fissels Church Road, Glen Rock

www.syc.k12.pa.us/

3

1

1

Spring Grove

100 East College Avenue, Spring Grove

www.sgasd.org/

3

2

1

West Shore

507 Fishing Creek Road, New Cumberland

www.wssd.k12.pa.us/

8

4

2

West York

2605 West Market Street, York

www.wyasd.k12.pa.us/

4

1

1

York City

31 North Pershing Avenue, York

www.ycs.k12.pa.us/

7

2

2

York Suburban

1800 Hollywood Drive, York

www.yshs.k12.pa.us/

4

1

1

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Home Education Home Education Students by School District and Age Group 2009-2010 School District

Total

Central York SD

86

Dallastown Area SD

116

Dover Area SD

118

Eastern York SD

92

Hanover Public SD

32

Northeastern York SD

83

Northern York County SD

125

Red Lion Area SD

188

South Eastern SD

103

South Western SD

68

Southern York County SD

87

Spring Grove Area SD

151

West Shore SD

170

West York Area SD

62

York City SD

37

York Suburban SD

36

York County Total

1,554

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Charter Schools Charter Schools in York County: Crispus Attucks YouthBuild Charter School Helen Thackston Charter School Lincoln Charter School New Hope Academy Charter School York Academy Regional Charter School

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Private Education Private School

Grade Level

Enrollment

Bairs Codorus Mennonite School

1 to 12

0

Bible Baptist Christian Academy

K5 to 12

97

Blue Bird Meadow School

1 to 12

27

Cherry Ridge School

1 to 12

19

Pre-K to 12

305

Early Learning Center

K5 to 8

21

Family Life Ministries International Acad.

1 to 12

0

Hanover Mennonite School

1 to 12

32

Hope Christian School of Hanover

1 to 12

67

Kralltown Mennonite School

1 to 12

34

Logos Academy

K5 to 8

204

Missionary Bible Baptist Academy

K5 to 12

10

Montessori Children House of York

K5 to 6

70

New Freedom Christian School

K5 to 12

32

Old Paths Christian Academy

K5 to 12

0

Pleasant Hills Christian School

1 to 12

35

K5 to 12

204

Rolling Ridge School

1 to 12

26

Shrewsbury Christian Academy

K5 to 8

91

Singing Meadow Amish School

1 to 12

35

St. Joseph School

K5 to 8

317

St. Patrick School

K5 to 6

126

St. Rosa of Lima School

K5 to 6

84

Sunnyburn School

1 to 12

27

K5 to 12

12

1 to 12

36

York Country Day School

Pre-K to 12

216

York Catholic High School

7 to 12

635

York Seventh Day Advent School

K5 to 8

26

Christian School of York

Red Lion Christian School

Temple Christian Academy Tidings of Peace Christian School

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education 2011-2012

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Colleges & Universities Pennsylvania 4-year Colleges & Universities Within a 50 Mile Radius of York County Type

Website

City

Enrollment 2010-11

Degrees 2009-2010

Central Pennsylvania College

Private

www.centralpenn.edu/

Summerdale

1,495

303

Dickinson College

Private

www.dickinson.edu/

Carlisle

2,414

543

Elizabethtown College

Private

www.etown.edu/

Elizabethtown

2,417

613

Franklin & Marshall College

Private

www.fandm.edu/

Lancaster

2,335

467

Gettysburg College

Private

www.gettysburg.edu/

Gettysburg

2,485

623

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Private

www.harrisburgu.net/

Harrisburg

373

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Lancaster Bible College

Private

www.lbc.edu/

Lancaster

1,112

233

Lancaster Theological Seminary

Private

www.lts.org/lancasterseminary/

Lancaster

145

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Lutheran Theological Seminary

Private

www.ltsg.edu/

Gettysburg

168

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Messiah College

Private

www.messiah.edu/

Grantham

2,932

636

Millersville University

Public

www.millersville.edu/

Millersville

8,729

1,719

Penn State Dickinson School of Law

Public

law.psu.edu/

Carlisle

214

117

Penn State University– Harrisburg

Public

hbg.psu.edu/

Harrisburg

4,224

984

Penn State University—College of Medicine

Public

pennstatehershey.org/

Hershey

800

222

Penn State University—York

Public

www.yk.psu.edu/

York

1,509

136

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

Private

www.pcad.edu/

Lancaster

282

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Shippensburg University

Public

www.ship.edu/

Shippensburg

8,326

1,660

Widener University—Harrisburg

Private

www.widener.edu/

Harrisburg

528

128

York College of Pennsylvania

Private

www.ycp.edu/

York

5,606

1,103

Name

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education—College/University Profiles June 2010/11

Pennsylvania 2-year Colleges Within a 50 Mile Radius of York County Name

Type

Website

HACC—Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York Campuses

Public—2 year

www.hacc.edu/

Lancaster General College

Private—2 year www.lancastergeneralcollege.edu/

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education—College/University Profiles June 2009

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York County Higher Education York College of Pennsylvania 2011 Fall Enrollment Undergraduate Graduate

Penn State University—York Campus

FullTime

PartTime

Total

4,669

677

5,346

46

214

260

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

2011 Fall Enrollment Undergraduate Graduate

FullTime

PartTime

Total

948

445

1,393

0

0

0

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

HACC—York Campus has nearly 3,000 students and is HACC’s fastest growing campus.

Technical & Business Schools in York County

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The Art Institute of York—Pennsylvania www.artinstitute.edu/york

Consolidated School of Business—York Campus www.csb.edu

York County School of Technology—Adult Education www.ycstech.org

York Technical Institute—York Campus www.yti.edu

York Technical Institute—Motorcycle Technology www.yti.edu

Yorktowne Business Institute, Inc. www.ybi.edu

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Healthcare Hospitals Located in York County Average Length of Stay

Occupancy Rate

5,525

4.59

65.5

4,872

4,863

3.93

52.4

28,428

28,323

5.00

70.7

Licensed Beds

Set-Up & Staffed Beds

Admissions

Discharges

Hanover Hospital

106

106

5,512

Memorial Hospital

100

100

York Hospital

572

549

Hospital

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health—Bureau of Health Statistics & Research, 2010-2011

Memorial Hospital was named one of the top two hospitals in the country for customer service by AAHCP. In 2011, Memorial Hospital was named 100 Best Places to Work in PA for the 10th year in the row.

York Hospital is ranked among the top 100 open heart surgery programs and recognized by US News and World Report as one of the country’s top 50 hospitals for orthopedics. Wellspan was named in Training magazine’s top 50 for 2012 along with organizations such as the U.S. Navy and Microsoft. The network was also named a Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Network for the 6th consecutive year in 2012.

Nursing Homes Located in York County Number of Nursing Homes

Licensed Beds

Average Occupancy Rate

Average Length of Stay (Days)

Avg. Semi-Private Daily Room Rate

16

2,211

93.16

192

$269

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health—Bureau of Health Statistics & Research, 2010

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Retirement & Senior Living There are many services available to York County seniors and retirees, including 4 adult day service centers, 16 senior centers, and 14 retirement and independent living communities.

For more information on York County senior resources, visit York County Area Agency on Aging at www.ycaa.org

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Real Estate Northern York County: In the northern part of the county, Fairview Township has a heavy concentration of suburban neighborhoods, providing housing for those who work in and around Harrisburg. Options include old farms, small town dwellings and even new developments.

City of York: There are incentives to attract new residents and encourage the renovation of the City’s historic homes. New development and renovation is currently underway as part of the Codorus Creek Corridor improvement project, which includesnew residential, recreational and commercial recreational construction projects along the Codorus Creek. Downtown York offers a variety of urban living options from the new condos at Codo 28 to the new lofts at the Rosenmiller building, to the fabulous 3-story brownstones.

Greater York: Most of the county’s population is located in the suburban areas around the city. You will find plenty of housing options, including single wooded lots, middle-class neighborhoods and upscale communities. The townships and boroughs in this region have seen increased population and new development. Great examples are Manchester Township, Dallastown and Red Lion.

Hanover Area: The Hanover area is the county’s second largest population center, with a strong presence of retail and manufacturing industries. Hanover is a designated historic district, and its active preservation movement has kept the quaint charm of the town intact. Restored Victorian and Colonial style homes are among the unique housing options in the downtown area. Surrounding areas include Penn and Heidelberg Townships.

Southern York County: Southern York County is the place to go for a rural and small-town feel without sacrificing the career opportunities of a major metropolitan region. This area sits between York City and Baltimore, and people who live here enjoy an easy commute to both. Housing opportunities include 18th century farms and white-picket-fence neighborhoods just outside towns like Shrewsbury, Stewartstown and New Freedom.

Source: www.Relocationlink.com

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Construction New Construction Permits by Type of Use in York County Type of Permit

Number Issued

Cost of Construction

2009

2010

2009

2010

Residential

916

815

$150,964,008

$132,835,788

Commercial

32

23

$56,446,979

$78,966,449

Industrial

3

7

$9,401,883

$48,014,810

Public

4

3

$13,650,968

$18,000,200

Total

955

848

$230,463,838

$277,817,247

Source: York County Planning Commission

York County Municipalities with Most New Residential Constructionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;2010 Single Home

Mobile/ Modular

Franklin Township

6

York Township

Duplex

Apartment

6

0

0

82

94

22

1

2

37

0

62

Conewago Township

30

7

0

22

0

59

Fairview Township

34

2

0

19

0

55

Windsor Township

52

2

0

0

0

54

Dover Township

25

6

8

14

0

53

Shrewsbury Township

46

1

0

0

0

47

Hanover Borough

2

0

0

39

0

41

Municipality

Source: York County Planning Commission

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Total Dwelling Units

Townhome/ Condo

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Home Sales

Home Sales by School District 2009 Total Homes Sold

2009 Median Sale Price

2010 Total Homes Sold

2010 Median Sale Price

2011 Total Homes Sold

2011 Median Sale Price

Central

439

$163,000

421

$170,000

356

$173,900

Dallastown

456

$172,900

403

$175,000

387

$160,475

Dover

242

$147,900

270

$146,824

252

$136,675

Eastern

142

$140,700

165

$139,900

137

$130,000

Hanover

130

$147,700

111

$137,000

114

$131,450

Northeastern

285

$158,000

232

$155,000

201

$146,900

Northern

99

$205,000

89

$183,000

77

$200,000

Red Lion

352

$164,900

352

$157,500

313

$148,000

South Eastern

143

$210,000

117

$183,000

155

$174,000

South Western

238

$180,000

234

$170,000

216

$154,900

Southern

176

$214,500

190

$200,000

163

$185,000

Spring Grove

241

$176,000

191

$162,900

205

$145,000

West Shore

144

$178,500

111

$175,000

124

$164,560

West York

273

$144,400

246

$139,900

226

$127,097

York City

384

$68,700

365

$52,900

329

$38,000

York Suburban

302

$156,505

274

$159,900

224

$147,250

4,046

$159,900

3,771

$153,000

3,479

$142,907

School District

York County

Source: Realtors Association of York & Adams Counties, Inc. (RAYAC), 2009-2011

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Agriculture Farms in York County and Pennsylvania

Farms Land in Farms

Pennsylvania (Acres)

York County (Acres)

63,163

2,370

7,809,244

292,507

124

123

$5,808,803,000

$212,634,000

Average Size of Farm Market Value of Production

Value

Source: USDA, 2007

Farms by Size Pennsylvania

York County

1 to 9 acres

5,601

306

10 to 49 acres

20,267

1,090

50 to 179 acres

26,049

650

180 to 499 acres

8,799

200

500 to 999 acres

1,816

78

631

46

1,000+ acres

Farms by Value of Sales Pennsylvania

York County

Less than $2,500

27,495

1,034

$2,500 to $4,999

5,609

219

$5,000 to $9,999

5,746

207

$10,000 to $24,999

6,488

282

$25,000 to $49,999

4,103

181

$50,000 to $99,999

3,067

117

$100,000 or more

10,655

300

Source: USDA, 2007

Source: USDA, 2007

Pennsylvania Farms

York County Farms

Pennsylvania Number of Livestock

York County Number of Livestock

Cattle & Calves Inventory

25,975

753

1,609,147

45,589

Beef Cows

12,253

393

158,430

5,174

Milk Cows

8,333

147

553,321

10,414

Cattle & Calves Sold

19,784

572

810,533

23,733

Hogs & Pigs Inventory

3,637

115

1,167,449

39,186

Hogs & Pigs Sold

3,440

123

4,198,235

185,068

Sheep & Lambs Inventory

3,672

205

96,883

4,812

Layers 20 Weeks Old and Older Inventory

7,604

257

21,982,408

815,031

Broilers and Other Meat– Type Chickens Sold

1,139

19

150,102,682

2,633,566

Livestock and Poultry

Source: USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service—2007

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Selected Crops Harvested PA Farms

York County Farms

PA Bushels

York County Bushels

PA Acres

York County Acres

Corn for Grain

16,030

709

118,964,770

11,672,612

980,753

88,448

Corn for Silage or Greenchop

10,230

173

7,057,789

155,889

429,139

8,097

Wheat for Grain—All

4,577

416

8,949,116

1,423,586

152,528

21,219

Winter Wheat for Grain

4,577

416

8,949,116

1,423,586

152,528

21,219

Oats for Grain

5,089

106

4,237,273

61,315

79,943

1,048

Barley for Grain

2,104

127

3,053,989

381,774

41,986

4,805

Sorghum for Grain

117

10

177,639

49,740

3,155

546

Sorghum for Silage or Greenchop

335

7

40,767

340

4,471

74

6,374

401

17,386,829

1,780,847

431,053

42,022

17

0

3,045

0

153

0

Tobacco

1,152

20

18,811,546

242,101

7,886

99

Forage—Hay, Grass & Greenchop

34,923

1,209

4,487,424

109,779

1,747,589

41,193

Sunflower Seeds—All

32

0

405,407

0

660

0

Vegetables Harvested for Sale

4,338

220

0

0

55,655

2,176

Potatoes

1,258

57

0

0

9,690

185

54

6

0

0

38

4

2,686

119

0

0

46,560

1,460

Crop

Soybeans for Beans Dry Edible Beans, (ex. Limas)

Sweet Potatoes Land in Orchards

Source: USDA, National Agriculture Statistics Service—2007

In terms of the number of farms (2,370 in 2007), the County ranks second in the state.

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Farm Markets York County has more than 48 farmer’s markets.

Bentzels Orchard 21 N. Lewisberry Road Dillsburg, PA 17019

Blevins Fruit Farm 16222 W. Liberty Road Stewartstown, PA 17363

Browns Orchards & Farm Market 8892 Susquehanna Trail North Loganville, PA 17342

Buck Crossing Farm 174 Deer Road Fawn Grove, PA 17321

Central Market House 34 West Philadelphia Street York, PA 17401

Chestnut Sands Blueberry 137 Butter Road York, PA 17404

Dennis Fitz Produce 2195 Springwood Road York, PA 17403

Dietz Produce 5974 Lincoln Highway York, PA 17403

Fitz Brothers Farm Market 2670 Springwood Road York, PA 17406

Fitz’s Farm Market 510 Windsor Road York, PA 17402

Flinchbaugh’s Orchard & Market 110 Ducktown Road Hellam, PA 17406

Forge Hill Orchards 135 Blossom Drive Mt. Wolf, PA 17347

Ilyes Produce Stand 3356 Days Mill Road York, PA 17408

J-Mar Farms 2308 George Street York, PA 17402

Hanover Farmer’s Market 210 East Chestnut Street Hanover, PA 17331

Herr Fruit Farm Rte 24 and Rte 124 York, PA 17403

Kenmar Farms 335 Indian Rock Dam Road York, PA 17403

Lehman’s Orchards 1918 Powder Mill Road York, PA 17402

Lehman’s Roadside Market 529 Cool Spring Road Wrightsville, PA 17368

Lenker Farm 1610 Valley Road Etters, PA 17319

Lonesome Pine Farm 18245 Webb Road Stewartstown, PA 17363

Maple Lawn Farms 2885 New Park Road New Park, PA 17352

Markey’s Roadside Market 2794 South Queen Street Dallastown, PA

Mason Dixon Farmers Market 18159 Susquehanna Trail South New Freedom, PA 17349

Morningstar Market Place 5309 Lincoln Highway West Thomasville, PA 17364

New Eastern Market Co. Inc. 201 Memory Lane York, PA 17402

Newberrytown Peddler’s Market 700 York Road Dover, PA 17315

Paul and David Keeney Farm 380 West Market Street York, PA 17401

Paulus Orchard 522 East Mount Airy Road Dillsburg, PA 17019

Penn Farmers Market 380 West Market Street York, PA 17401

Perrydell Farm Dairy 90 Indian Rock Dam Road York, PA 17403

Potosi Sheep Farm 1175 Potosi Road Glen Rock, PA 17327

Raab Fruit Farms 209 Fruitlyn Drive Dallastown, PA 17313

Scarecrow Farm 2178 Orwig Road Stewartstown, PA 17363

Shaw Orchards 21901 Barrens Road South Stewartstown, PA 17363

Sonshine Acres Produce 1932 Joseph Road York, PA 17404

Susquehanna Orchards 560 Orchard Road Delta, PA 17314

Swamp Fox Farms 13541 Country Club Road Glen Rock, PA 17327

The Markets at Shrewsbury 12025 Susquehanna Trail South Glen Rock, PA 17327

Tintagel Farm 6512 Blooming Grove Road Glenville, PA 17329

Tri-K Farms 1860 Main Street Ext. Brogue, PA 17309

Whitecomb’s Farm Market 2410 Roosevelt Avenue York, PA 17404

Wolf Fruit Farm 998 S. Mountain Road Dillsburg, PA 17019

Miller Plant Farm 430 Indian Rock Dam Road York, PA 17403

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture—A Consumer’s Guide to Pennsylvania Farm Markets 2010

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Crime Rates Breakdown of Offenses York County 2010

York County 2009

Pennsylvania 2010

Pennsylvania 2009

Larceny Theft

7,240

7,003

202,522

203,268

Burglary

1,425

1,468

54,845

54,519

Robbery

388

464

16,314

17,464

Motor Vehicle Theft

443

453

16,610

17,776

Aggravated Assault

410

418

25,884

26,291

Rape

100

118

3,455

3,620

Arson

56

48

2,027

2,157

Murder

11

17

657

648

Negligent Manslaughter

0

2

19

33

10,073

9,989

322,314

325,743

Offenses

Total

Source: Pennsylvania State Police

York County Prison Information—2010 Male Population

Female Population

Total Population

York

1,718

91

1,809

Pennsylvania

48,603

2,718

51,321

Area

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Correction

Weather York County Averages—2011 Jan.

Feb.

Mar.

Apr.

Average Low Temp

22

24

31

40

49

59

Average High Temp

40

45

54

66

76

84

Precipitation

May June July

Aug.

Sept.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

63

62

55

43

35

26

87

85

78

68

55

43

3.1 in 2.9 in 3.7 in 3.5 in 4.2 in 3.6 in 4.1 in 3.4 in

4.3 in

3.4 in 3.5 in

3.3 in

Source: The Weather Channel, 2011

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Local Attractions Heritage Sites & Museums Over 40 buildings in York City and York County are included on the National Register of Historic Places. Did you know that the Continental Congress met in York during the American Revolution?

Sovereign Bank Stadium The home of the York Revolution professional minor league baseball team is located in downtown York. It features 24 luxury skybox suites and kids play area.

There are more than 7 performance arts venues in York County, including the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. Artisan tours, studios and galleries are also open to the public both in York City and throughout the County.

York County, PA—Snack Food Capital of the World York County is home to world class manufacturers. Factory tours are available at a number of local companies such as Snyder’sLance and Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

Mason-Dixon Wine Trail is located in PA’s #1 tourist region, featuring 14 wineries.

Visit the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau, www.yorkpa.org, to learn more about these and other York County attractions.

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Parks & Recreation

York County is home to many outdoor recreation opportunities, including a number of State, County and local parks. There are 19 State and County parks in York County, in addition to over 200 municipal parks. The Roundtop Mountain Resort offers activities all year round, including skiing and tubing in the winter season. Numerous lakes and rivers in the County offer a number of water recreation opportunities.

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Pennsylvania Profile Transportation

Why Pennsylvania Pennsylvania makes it easy to do business. The fastest growing state in international business development The largest international investment and trade network in the U.S. Reduced business taxes by more than $2 million since 2004. Recognized by the Tax Foundation and Council of State Taxes for a business friendly tax code. Ranked as one of the lowest states in business taxes. Business Facilities Magazine ranked Pennsylvania the number one state for biotechnology in 2008.

The Keystone State has a strong economy, superior market access and a first-class transportation system. Pennsylvania offers every means to move your product via ground, air and water. 120,423 total miles of highways (rural—82,734 and urban—37,689) 69 railroads—more than any other state 5,145 miles of railways, ranking Pennsylvania fifth in the nation. Six international airports, 134 public use airports and 350 private airports Three major ports with access to the Great Lakes, Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico (Port of Philadelphia, Port of Erie and the Port of Pittsburgh).

Demographics

Market Access There are countless reasons why Pennsylvania makes sense as a home for your business. One is its prime location. Sophisticated transportation and communications network ensure that you can get your product to your customer quickly and efficiently. Within 500-mile radius lies access to vital markets that encompass: More than 40% of the population of the U.S. More than 60% of Canada’s population More than 40% of U.S. manufacturers and service industries.

Workforce Pennsylvanians have always been known for their hard work and unshakable work ethic. More than six million strong. 86% of adults have at least a high school diploma. 24% hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

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Pennsylvania is a stable, prosperous market that has the wherewithal to support new development and innovative business ideas. Pennsylvania is almost a microcosm of the national economy. More than 12 million people call the Keystone State home The median household income is more than $40,000/year 71% own their own homes 632,469 people own their own business 226,814 (26.4%) are women-owned businesses The largest ethnic groups are: White (85%), African American (10%), Hispanic (3%), and Asian (2%) Nearly 10% of households routinely speak a language other than English. 25% of the population is of German ancestry; 16% is Irish, and 11% is Italian.

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Education Educational excellence is one of the factors that distinguishes Pennsylvania’s workforce from those of other states. The Commonwealth boasts some of the world’s finest colleges and universities. Business Facilities Magazine ranked Pennsylvania’s workforce the fifth most educated in the nation in 2007. Pennsylvania has the nation’s third largest number of colleges and universities in the United States (National Center for Education Statistics) Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is recognized as a world leader in business and engineering and #1 in the world in computer sciences. Over 5,000 engineering degrees are awarded each year. State College, Pennsylvania has the best metrowide public schools (For a population under 500,000—Expansion Management Magazine 2007). Pennsylvania is one of the top 10 smartest states in the U.S. (Morgan Quinto Press 2006) Business Week and The Financial Times ranked The Wharton School in Philadelphia as the nation’s #1 business school (Business Week 2007) Over 20,000 foreign students are currently enrolled in Pennsylvania colleges and universities. In addition, 6,000 alumni from Penn State are living abroad while approximately 77,000 Wharton grads reside in 39 countries.

Quality of Life The quality of life in Pennsylvania is exceptional on many counts. Businesses and employees alike appreciate the affordable land and housing costs, special tax incentives, and business-friendly attitude of our cities and small towns. Offers a low cost of living, with the median housing value at least $30,000 less than the national average of $134,100. Every year, Pennsylvania releases a study of the Commonwealth’s 100 best places to work among medium and large sized companies. Nature lovers will find over 17 million acres of forest and 83,000 miles of rivers and scenic streams in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Pennsylvania is the keystone to U.S. history. Home of America’s “Most Livable City” - In 2007, Pittsburgh received this honor in Rand McNally’s Places Rated Almanac. It was the second time the city received the honor. Money Magazine named Pittsburgh one of the “Best Places to Live” in 2006. Known throughout the world for the caliber of its health care. Two hospitals in the state are ranked among the best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Whatever sport you follow, Pennsylvania has something to cheer about. There are seven professional sports teams in the Commonwealth, including baseball, football and hockey.

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Air Transportation Authority of York County

ATAYC

General Authority of Southcentral Pennsylvania

GASP

Investors Circle of York

ICY

Partnership for Economic Development of York County

PEDYC

Redevelopment Authority of the County of York

RACY

Small Enterprise Development Company

SEDCO

York County Alliance for Learning

YCAL

York County Bankers’ Consortium

YCBC

York County Hospital Authority

YCHA

York County Industrial Development Authority

YCIDA

NutriCore, The National Center of Excellence in Foods and Nutrition Research

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York County Economic and Community Profile