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May 2011 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

African American Hispanic or Latino Asian

40.1

American Indian or Alaska Native Hawaiian

Source: US Census 2010 Source: US Census 2010

2

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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 March 2010

York County February 2011

York County March 2011

Labor Force

227,500

222,200

223,500

6,364,000

153,406,000

Employment

206,500

203,800

207,400

5,869,000

139,864,000

Unemployment

21,000

18,500

16,100

495,000

13,542,000

9.2%

8.3%

7.2%

7.8%

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

Pennsylvania United States March March 2011 2011

Source: Center for Workforce Information and Analysis—York-Hanover MSA

Unemployment Rate 10.0 8.0

6.0 4.0 2.0 0.0

2000

2001

2002

2003

York County

2004

2005

2006

Pennsylvania

2007

2008

2009

2010

United States

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

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Industry Trends

York County Industry Trends NAICS

Number of Establishments

Industry

Number of Employees

2008

2009

2008

2009

57

53

504

452

11

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

21

Mining

*

N/A

*

N/A

22

Utilities

14

12

1,385

1,247

23

Construction

963

927

11,241

9,786

Manufacturing

635

620

37,877

34,273

Wholesale Trade

505

494

6,180

5,907

1,267

1,238

22,311

21,261

31-33 42 44-45

Retail Trade

48-49

Transportation and Warehousing

266

250

7,538

6,831

51

Information

94

87

2,083

1,915

52

Finance and Insurance

502

497

4,033

3,856

53

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

287

271

1,669

1,589

54

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

775

771

5,562

5,319

55

Management of Companies and Enterprises

61

61

3,090

3,014

56

Admin., Support, Waste Management, Remediation

445

438

7,859

6,656

61

Educational Services

69

71

1,955

2,049

62

Health Care and Social Assistance

1,042

1,082

21,786

22,304

71

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

130

127

2,026

2,038

72

Accommodation and Food Services

732

725

12,697

12,999

81

Other Services (except Public Administration)

844

852

6,056

5,935

82

Public Administration

428

426

20,503

21,196

York County TOTAL

9,126

9,015

177,090

168,681

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

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Income and COLI Income York County

Pennsylvania

United States

Per Capita Income

$26,724

$26,678

$27,041

Median Household Income

$56,271

$49,737

$51,425

Source: U.S. Census Bureau—2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Cost of Living Index—First Quarter 2011 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

103.9

98.5

110.2

107.4

97.9

101.5

101.4

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania MSA

102.5

98.2

99.2

115.6

105.5

95.5

103.1

Lancaster, Pennsylvania MSA

105.9

106.3

115.6

101.5

100.1

98.3

101.2

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania MSA

94.2

104.3

75.9

99.2

111.8

95.0

99.4

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MSA

126.2

125.5

140.7

130.3

109.6

105.8

119.9

Baltimore, Maryland PMSA

120.1

109.2

162.3

115.9

103.1

94.7

96.7

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA

141.0

110.7

231.0

100.7

108.0

102.0

100.8

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

R. H. Sheppard, Inc.

2

Federal Government

27

Heartland Employment Services

3

York County Local Government

28

Gichner Systems Group Inc.

4

Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.

29

Wellspan Health

5

Giant Food Stores LLC

30

West Shore School District

6

BAE Systems

31

South Western School District

7

Harley-Davidson Motor Co

32

Exelon Generation Company LLC

8

Kinsley Construction, Inc.

33

Johnson Controls (York International)

9

UTZ Quality Foods, Inc.

34

York College of Pennsylvania

10

Wellspan Medical Group

35

Spring Grove Area School District

11

Hanover General Hospital

36

Northeastern School District

12

CHR Corporation (Rutter’s)

37

Dover Area School District

13

Lincoln Intermediate Unit

38

Stone & Webster Construction

14

Memorial Hospital

39

Rite Aid Headquarters Corporation

15

P.H. Glatfelter Company

40

Voith Hydro Inc.

16

Weis Markets Inc.

41

D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Company

17

York City School District

42

Lutheran Social Services South PA

18

Dallastown Area School District

43

York County Agricultural Society

19

FedEx Ground

44

Hanover Foods Corporation

20

Graham Packaging Company

45

Northern York County School District

21

Central York School District

46

Bon Ton Stores Inc.

22

Red Lion Area School District

47

Lowe’s Home Centers Inc.

23

ES3 LLC

48

West York Area School District

24

State Government

49

Eastern York School District

25

Snyder’s of Hanover

50

York Suburban School District

* 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 3rd Quarter 2010

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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 3,725 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) February 2010

2010 YTD

February 2011

2011 YTD

Enplanements

40,793

87,383

47,175

96,679

Deplanements

38,765

83,604

45,223

92,418

Total Passengers

79,558

170,987

92,398

189,098

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 March 2010

2010 YTD

March 2011

2011 YTD

Enplanements

923,729

2,258,816

937,044

2,395,782

Deplanements

898,525

2,228,152

945,360

2,413,377

1,822,254

4,486,968

1,882,404

4,809,157

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

96

Aircraft Operations: Avg. 120/Day

Single Engine Airplanes

67

2%

Air Taxi

Multi Engine Airplanes

22

46%

General Aviation Itinerant

Jet Airplanes

2

4%

Military

Helicopters

5

48%

General Aviation Local

Source: AirNav.com—December 20, 2010

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

99

Air Operations: Avg. 139/Day

Single Engine Airplanes

78

3%

Multi Engine Airplanes

12

39% General Aviation Itinerant

Jet Airplanes

2

< 1% Military

Helicopters

7

57% General Aviation Local

Air Taxi

Source: AirNav.com—For a 12-month period ending December 8, 2010

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Railroads The following companies provide rail service to the York County Region: CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) Canadian Pacific Railway (CPRS) Maryland & PA Railway Company Maryland & PA Railroad Preservation Society Norfolk Southern (NS)

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

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. Nearly 6,000 people a day use the rabbittransit system More than 1.6 million trips are provided a year The York County Rail Trail is adjacent to rabbittransitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Transfer Station and all rabbittransit vehicles are equipped with bike racks rabbitEXPRESS offers express service connecting York to Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Hunt Valley and Towson Paratransit service is available for seniors and riders with disabilities 185,000 curb-to-curb trips are provided annually by Paratransit 26% of riders moved to York within the last year rabbittransit provides county-wide Shared Ride service, park-and-ride lots and employer subsidized shuttles rabbittransit operates 80 buses and has 15 regular routes throughout York County

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Commuting Patterns York County Residents to Workplace State State

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

Pennsylvania

175,701

Maryland

16,360

Virginia

143

Delaware

137

New Jersey

130

District of Columbia

93

New York

90

Illinois

45

Ohio

38

Wisconsin

34

Other

253

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry US Census 2000

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 First Energy, 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.

PPL’s Brunner Island power plant has been part of the northeastern PPL 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 and Columbia Gas of Maryland are subsidiaries 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 and 3 counties in Maryland.

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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. Marrieta 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

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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

Business Privilege Tax Rates 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

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%

North York Boro

.001

.001

.001

Sales Tax (last changed in 1968)

6%

Spring Garden Twp

1.00

1.50

1.50

None

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

State Real Property Tax Unemployment Compensation, Employer (imposed on first $8,000 of wages for each employee): Standard Rate (last changed in 2010)

6.3632%

York City

1.50

3.50

0.00

New Employers (last changed in 2008)

3.7030%

York Twp

0.50

1.00

1.00

Employee (imposed on total wages)

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; 2010

Real Estate Tax Bill

York County Taxes York County Real Estate Taxâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;2010

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 .029540

$2,954

Township Millage Rate (15.640)

100,000 x .015640

$1,564

County Millage Rate (4.150)

100,000 x .004150

$415

Total Tax

$4,933

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

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

School District Tax Rates

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Early Childhood Education Public Full Day Kindergarten 2005-2006

2006-2007

2007-2008

2008-2009

Number of Children Enrolled in York County

1559

1896

2360

2685

Percent of Children Enrolled in York County

32%

38.89%

47.27%

54.02%

Percent of Children Enrolled in PA

50%

56.68%

62.27%

65.72%

Source: PA ChildStat

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

3,075

905

1,687

5,667

Crispus Attucks

York

N/A

N/A

109

109

Dallastown

1,795

2,376

1,879

6,050

Dover

1,984

590

1,039

3,613

Wrightsville

1,216

605

762

2,583

Hanover

662

467

498

1,627

Helen Thackston Charter School

York

N/A

411

N/A

411

Lincoln CS

York

740

N/A

N/A

740

New Hope Academy

York

N/A

N/A

522

522

Manchester

1,757

971

1,038

3,766

Northern

Dillsburg

1,394

737

1,047

3,178

Red Lion

Red Lion

2,948

900

1,689

5,537

South Eastern

Fawn Grove

1,113

898

943

2,954

South Western

Hanover

1,859

940

1,298

4,097

Glen Rock

1,683

490

1,003

3,176

Spring Grove

1,420

1,209

1,198

3,827

Lewisberry

3,567

1,876

2,500

7,943

West York

York

1,396

770

975

3,141

York City

York

2,797

1,584

1,343

5,724

York Suburban

York

1,353

688

927

2,968

York County School of Technology

York

N/A

N/A

1,576

1,576

30,759

16,417

22,033

69,209

Dallastown Dover Eastern York Hanover

Northeastern

Southern Spring Grove West Shore

York County Total

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Educationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;2010-11

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PSSA Scores PSSA Scores for York County Public Schools 8th Grade

Reading

Math

School Name

% Advanced

% Proficient

% Basic

% Below Basic

% Proficient Or Above

% Advanced

% Proficient

% Basic

% Below Basic

% Proficient Or Above

Central York MS

61.9

25.8

7.8

4.5

87.7

68.1

21.0

7.5

3.4

89.1

Dallastown

Dallastown Area MS

56.2

28.5

10.3

5.0

84.7

64.7

23.8

7.8

3.7

88.5

Dover Area

Dover Area Inter.

39.1

28.5

16.1

16.3

67.6

36.7

30.2

16.6

16.4

66.9

Eastern York

Eastern York MS

41.9

31.5

13.4

13.2

73.4

47.6

26.5

12.4

13.5

74.1

Hanover MS

34.4

32.6

16.7

16.3

67.0

35.6

25.4

19.8

19.2

61.0

Helen Thackston Charter School

15.4

28.2

25.5

30.9

43.6

35.6

23.9

18.6

21.8

59.5

Lincoln Charter School

10.0

38.8

27.2

23.9

48.8

27.7

39.0

24.3

9.0

66.7

New Hope Academy Christian School

8.3

24.2

25.8

41.7

32.5

9.5

22.0

24.1

44.4

31.5

Northeastern

Northeastern MS

44.8

37.5

11.0

6.7

82.3

64.5

24.5

7.3

3.7

88.0

Northern York

Northern York MS

47.4

32.5

12.8

7.3

79.9

61.3

23.1

11.8

3.8

84.4

Red Lion Area

Red Lion Area JHS

37.6

34.2

13.9

14.3

71.8

60.7

21.6

9.0

8.8

82.3

South Eastern

South Eastern MS East

56.9

28.6

9.5

5.0

85.5

48.8

27.5

13.5

10.2

76.3

South Eastern

South Eastern MS West

35.7

37.3

18.5

8.5

73.0

63.2

25.6

8.5

2.7

88.8

South Western

Markle Intermediate

48.6

33.7

11.9

5.8

82.3

69.9

19.5

7.1

3.4

89.4

Southern York

Southern MS

59.8

28.5

9.2

2.4

88.3

65.0

24.9

6.8

3.3

89.9

Spring Grove

Spring Grove MS

43.5

37.4

12.2

7.0

80.9

61.2

23.5

9.2

6.1

84.7

Crossroads MS

44.8

31.7

15.8

7.8

76.5

47.3

26.5

14.7

11.5

73.8

West York Area MS

43.6

34.2

12.9

9.3

77.8

61.3

21.7

10.3

6.6

83.0

York City

Edgar Fahs Smith

19.8

33.1

22.7

24.4

52.9

26.4

24.4

21.0

28.1

50.8

York City

Hannah Penn MS

11.9

25.9

21.6

40.5

37.8

14.3

24.6

21.4

39.8

38.9

York Suburban

York Suburban MS

66.0

20.3

7.4

6.2

86.3

74.2

17.2

5.0

3.6

91.4

School District

Central York

Hanover Public

West Shore West York Area

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

2 or 4 Year College/ University

Central York

386

305

20

10

86.8%

Crispus Attucks

47

1

3

0

8.5%

Dallastown

380

267

21

11

78.7%

Dover

217

143

12

7

74.7%

Eastern York

189

116

14

4

70.9%

Hanover

89

52

4

2

65.2%

Northeastern York

230

132

25

6

70.9%

Northern York County

245

157

11

10

72.7%

Red Lion

360

208

43

16

74.2%

South Eastern

211

145

29

3

83.9%

South Western

286

200

16

6

77.6%

Southern York County

247

184

7

12

82.2%

Spring Grove

257

158

23

20

78.2%

West Shore

684

556

21

4

85.0%

West York

206

156

13

6

85.0%

York City

262

5

0

0

1.9%

York County School of Technology

276

6

2

2

3.6%

York County

196

55

18

10

42.3%

York Suburban

203

165

9

1

86.2%

4,971

3,011

291

130

65.6%

School

York County Total

Specialized Non Degree Total Post Associates Post Secondary Degree Secondary Bound

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Educationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;2008-2009

Secondary Bound Graduates School Year

Drop-Out Rate

Public Graduates

% Secondary Bound

2005-2006

4,726

71.1%

2006-2007

4,792

2007-2008

York County Enrollment

Drop-Out Rate

2005-2006

33,240

1.9%

69.5%

2006-2007

33,326

1.8%

4,773

66.7%

2007-2008

32,550

1.8%

2008-2009

4,971

65.7%

2008-2009

32,728

1.7%

2009-2010

4,979

66.1%

2009-2010

32,272

1.4%

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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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 Land, 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 2006-2007 School District

Ages 5 — 11

Ages 12 — 18+

Total

Central York SD

35

43

78

Dallastown Area SD

55

49

104

Dover Area SD

52

92

144

Eastern York SD

50

49

99

Hanover Public SD

14

15

29

Northeastern York SD

36

38

74

Northern York County SD

65

74

139

Red Lion Area SD

111

79

190

South Eastern SD

47

56

103

South Western SD

22

32

54

Southern York County SD

35

49

84

Spring Grove Area SD

55

91

146

West Shore SD

80

100

180

West York Area SD

22

39

61

York City SD

29

35

64

York Suburban SD

20

21

41

York County Total

728

862

1,590

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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

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Private Education Private/Charter School

Grade Level

Enrollment

Bairs Codorus Mennonite School

1 to 12

14

Bible Baptist Christian Academy

K5 to 12

134

Blue Bird Meadow School

1 to 12

31

Cherry Ridge School

1 to 12

18

Pre-K to 12

322

Early Learning Center

K5 to 8

27

Family Life Ministries International Acad.

1 to 12

8

Hanover Mennonite School

1 to 12

34

Hope Christian School of Hanover

1 to 12

66

Kralltown Mennonite School

1 to 12

34

Logos Academy

K5 to 8

164

Missionary Bible Baptist Academy

K5 to 12

15

Montessori Children House of York

K5 to 6

81

New Freedom Christian School

K5 to 12

27

Old Paths Christian Academy

K5 to 12

6

Pleasant Hills Christian School

1 to 12

36

K5 to 12

211

Rolling Ridge School

1 to 12

24

Shrewsbury Christian Academy

K5 to 8

111

Singing Meadow Amish School

1 to 12

35

St. John Lutheran School

K5 to 6

45

St. Joseph School

K5 to 8

333

St. Patrick School

K5 to 6

139

St. Rosa of Lima School

K5 to 6

101

St. Vincent DePaul School

K5 to 8

93

Sunnyburn School

1 to 12

26

K5 to 12

29

1 to 12

32

York Country Day School

Pre-K to 12

207

York Catholic High School

7 to 12

655

York Seventh Day Advent School

K5 to 8

28

Christian School of York

Red Lion Christian School

Temple Christian Academy Tidings of Peace Christian School

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education 2010-2011

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

Website

City/State

Enrollment 2008

Graduates 2007-2008

Central Pennsylvania College

Private

www.centralpenn.edu/

Summerdale, PA

1,091

284

Dickinson College

Private

www.dickinson.edu/

Carlisle, PA

2,388

528

Elizabethtown College

Private

www.etown.edu/

Elizabethtown, PA

2,311

555

Franklin & Marshall College

Private

www.fandm.edu/

Lancaster, PA

2,164

480

Gettysburg College

Private

www.gettysburg.edu/

Gettysburg, PA

2,480

645

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Private

www.harrisburgu.net/

Harrisburg, PA

215

10

Lancaster Bible College

Private

www.lbc.edu/

Lancaster, PA

931

176

Lancaster Theological Seminary

Private

www.lts.org/lancasterseminary/

Lancaster, PA

137

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Lutheran Theological Seminary

Private

www.ltsg.edu/

Gettysburg, PA

176

41

Messiah College

Private

www.messiah.edu/

Grantham, PA

2,802

617

Millersville University

Public

www.millersville.edu/

Millersville, PA

8,320

1,665

Penn State Dickinson School of Law

Public

law.psu.edu/

Carlisle, PA

349

172

Penn State University– Harrisburg

Public

hbg.psu.edu/

Harrisburg, PA

3,936

1,091

Penn State University—College of Medicine

Public

pennstatehershey.org/

Hershey, PA

818

165

Penn State University—York

Public

www.yk.psu.edu/

York, PA

1,587

151

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

Private

www.pcad.edu/

Lancaster, PA

298

38

Shippensburg University

Public

www.ship.edu/

Shippensburg, PA

7,942

1,618

Widener University—Harrisburg

Private

www.widener.edu/

Harrisburg, PA

530

137

York College of Pennsylvania

Private

www.ycp.edu/

York, PA

5,627

1,099

Name

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

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 Schools of Higher Education York College of Pennsylvania 2008 Fall Enrollment

Penn State University—York Campus

FullTime

PartTime

Total

4,612

717

5,329

FirstProfessional

N/A

N/A

Graduate

46

252

Undergraduate

FullTime

PartTime

Total

Undergraduate

929

522

1,451

N/A

FirstProfessional

N/A

N/A

N/A

298

Graduate

0

136

136

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

York College Degree Programs 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 0

2008 Fall Enrollment

Penn State York Degree Programs

Associates Degree Bachelor's Degree

120 100 80 60 40 20 0

Associates Degree Bachelor's Degree

Master's Degree

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

5,964

4.43

65.2

1,365

1,400

14.04

64.8

100

5,356

5,336

3.98

58.2

23

23

217

217

27.84

71.0

572

543

28,073

27,894

5.26

70.5

Licensed Beds

Set-Up & Staffed Beds

Admissions

Discharges

Hanover Hospital

111

111

5,934

HealthSouth Rehab Hospital of York

90

90

Memorial Hospital

100

Select Specialty Hospital of Central PA—York York Hospital

Hospital

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health—Bureau of Health Statistics & Research, 2008-09

York Hospital was named a top 100 hospital for the sixth time, 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.

Memorial Hospital was named one of the top two hospitals in the country by AAHCP. In 2009, Memorial Hospital has also been named in the 100 Best Places to Work in PA for the 8th year in the row.

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

2,210

93.19

229.9

$230

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health—Bureau of Health Statistics & Research, 2009

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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.

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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 includes new 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 three-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

2008

2009

2008

2009

Residential

1,297

916

$205,870,231

$150,964,008

Commercial

41

32

$48,703,520

$56,446,979

Industrial

11

3

$69,985,729

$9,401,883

Public

4

4

$66,184,000

$13,650,968

Total

1,353

955

$390,743,480

$230,463,838

Source: York County Planning Commission

York County Municipalities with Most New Residential Constructionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;2009 Single Home

Mobile/ Modular

Conewago Township

30

Stewartstown Borough

Duplex

Apartment

8

0

94

0

132

0

0

0

0

96

96

Fairview Township

53

3

0

9

0

65

Jackson Township

37

4

0

16

0

57

Dover Township

24

8

2

21

0

55

West Manchester Township

7

0

0

45

0

52

West Manheim Township

44

1

0

5

41

50

York Township

15

2

2

30

0

49

Municipality

Source: York County Planning Commission

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Home Sales

Home Sales by School District 2008 Total Homes Sold

2008 Median Sale Price

2009 Total Homes Sold

2009 Median Sale Price

2010 Total Homes Sold

2010 Median Sale Price

Central

401

$163,000

439

$163,000

421

$170,000

Dallastown

403

$172,900

456

$172,900

403

$175,000

Dover

265

$147,900

242

$147,900

270

$146,824

Eastern

130

$140,700

142

$140,700

165

$139,900

Hanover

153

$147,700

130

$147,700

111

$137,000

Northeastern

255

$158,000

285

$158,000

232

$155,000

Northern

84

$205,000

99

$205,000

89

$183,000

Red Lion

303

$164,900

352

$164,900

352

$157,500

South Eastern

136

$210,000

143

$210,000

117

$183,000

Southern

128

$180,000

176

$180,000

234

$170,000

South Western

246

$214,500

238

$214,500

190

$200,000

Spring Grove

212

$176,000

241

$176,000

191

$162,900

Suburban

275

$178,500

302

$178,500

111

$175,000

West Shore

157

$144,400

144

$144,400

246

$139,900

West York

271

$68,700

273

$68,700

365

$52,900

York City

467

$156,505

384

$156,505

274

$159,900

3,886

$159,900

4,046

$159,900

3,771

$153,000

School District

York County

Source: Realtors Association of York & Adams Counties, Inc. (RAYAC), 2008-2010

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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

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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

Central Market House 34 West Philadelphia Street York, PA 17401

Chestnut Sands Blueberry 137 Butter Road York, PA 17404

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

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

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

Hilltop Country Barn 6146 York Road Spring Grove, PA 17362

J-Mar Farms 2308 George Street York, PA 17402

Kenmar Farms 335 Indian Rock Dam Road York, PA 17403

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

Lenker Farm 1610 Valley Road Etters, PA 17319

Lonesome Pine Farm 18245 Webb Road Stewartstown, PA 17363

Dennis Fitz Produce 2195 Springwood Road York, PA 17403

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

Buck Crossing Farm 174 Deer Road Fawn Grove, PA 17321 Dietz Produce 5974 Lincoln Highway York, PA 17403 Forge Hill Orchards 135 Blossom Drive Mt. Wolf, PA 17347 Ilyes Produce Stand 3356 Days Mill Road York, PA 17408 Lehman’s Roadside Market 529 Cool Spring Road Wrightsville, PA 17368 Markey’s Roadside Market 2794 South Queen Street Dallastown, PA

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

Morningstar Market Place 5309 Lincoln Highway West Thomasville, PA 17364

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

Nolt Produce 94 Creek Road East Berlin, PA 17316

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

Paulus Orchard 522 East Mount Airy Road Dillsburg, PA 17019

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

Shaw Orchards 21901 Barrens Road South Stewartstown, PA 17363

Sonshine Acres Produce 1932 Joseph Road York, PA 17404

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

The Keeney Penn and Market York, PA 17401

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

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

W.L. Miller Produce 380 W Market Street York, PA 17401

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

Mason Dixon Farmers Market 18159 Susquehanna Trail South New Freedom, PA 17349 Newberrytown Peddler’s Market 700 York Road Dover, PA 17315 Penn Farmers Market 380 West Market Street York, PA 17401 Scarecrow Farm 2178 Orwig Road Stewartstown, PA 17363

Susquehanna Orchards 560 Orchard Road Delta, PA 17314 Tintagel Farm 6512 Blooming Grove Road Gleville, PA 17329

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

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 2009

York County 2008

Pennsylvania 2009

Pennsylvania 2008

Larceny Theft

7,003

7,536

203,268

214,759

Burglary

1,468

1,627

54,519

57,879

Robbery

464

500

17,464

18,751

Motor Vehicle Theft

453

534

17,776

22,242

Aggravated Assault

418

465

26,291

27,555

Rape

118

95

3,620

3,440

Arson

48

78

2,157

2,162

Murder

17

20

648

698

Negligent Manslaughter

2

0

33

15

9,989

10,855

325,743

347,487

Offenses

Total

Source: Pennsylvania State Police

York County Prison Informationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;2008 Bed Capacity

Hard Cell Beds

Dorm/Day Room Beds

Average Daily Population

York

2,478

1,182

1,296

2,253

Pennsylvania

35,791

24,238

9,833

N/A

Area

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Correction

Weather York County Averages Jan.

Feb.

Mar.

Apr.

Average Low Temp

39

43

53

65

75

83

Average High Temp

21

23

31

39

49

58

Average Precipitation

May June July

Aug.

Sept.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

87

85

78

67

54

43

63

61

54

42

34

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3.4 in 2.8 in 3.7 in 3.5 in 4.3 in 4.3 in 3.8 in 3.3 in

4.1 in

3.1 in 3.5 in

3.2 in

Source: The Weather Channel

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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-Capital Performing Arts Center. Artisan tours, studios and galleries are also open to the public both in York City and throughout the County.

York County, PAâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;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-Lance and Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

UnCork York Wine Trail is located in PAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s #1 tourist region, featuring 13 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. Lakes and rivers in the County offer a number of water recreation opportunities.

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Pennsylvania Profile Why Pennsylvania

Transportation

Pennsylvania makes it easy to do business. Is the fastest growing state in international business development Has the largest international investment and trade network in the U.S. Has reduced business taxes by more than $2 million since 2004. Has been 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, 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 this radius lies access to vital markets that encompass: More than 40% of the population of the U.S. within 500 miles of the Commonwealth. More than 60% of Canada’s population within a 500 miles of the Commonwealth. More than 40% of U.S. manufacturers and service industries.

Workforce Pennsylvanians have always been known for their hard work and unshakable work ethic. Pennsylvania’s workforce is 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 in Pennsylvania. 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 Commonwealth’s population is of German ancestry; 16% is Irish, and 11% is Italian.

Learn more about living and working in Pennsylvania by visiting www.newpa.com

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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 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. Pennsylvania 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. Pennsylvania is 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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