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York County

York County, with a population around 13,700, is in the heart of agricultural country and a transportation corridor which includes east/west by I-80 and U.S. Hwy. 34, and north/south by U.S. 81, a major north-south 4-lane expressway that stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada (Pan-America Highway).  Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s main line travels through York County including Waco, York and Bradshaw. There is also a line extending up to Benedict giving many opportunities for rail service companies. Private air service is available in York, two commercial air services are within 45 minutes, and Omaha Eppely Airline is within 90 minutes giving you a choice of air service.  Other competitive advantages offered here are fertile soil, plentiful underground water supply, a community minded 4-year college, a strong and loyal workforce, and some of the lowest electric rates in the nation due to Nebraska being a 100% all public power state.  Businesses in York County have been able to recruit workforce from an hour drive time, which includes the metro areas of both Lincoln and Grand Island, greatly expanding the labor pool.  This competitive location has attracted transportation logistics & warehousing, advanced manufacturing, and agriculture companies.

Demographics

Total Population

14,151

Households

5,693

Median Age

43

Population Growth Rate

1%

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing

Total Housing Units

5,693

Owner Occupied

3,859

Renter Occupied

1,834

Vacant

733

Median Home Value

$121,350


Average Home Value

$162,782

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Median Household

2016

$50,409

2021

$56,857

Average Household

2016

$70,507

2021

$77,134

Per Capita

2016

$28,813

2021

$31,336

Cost of living

91.80%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

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Commute

Average Commute Time

14 min.

Drive Alone

5,748

Carpooled

548

Public

10

Work At Home

446

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Workforce

Workers 16+

7,175

Graduates

High School

2,973

Associates

1,229

Bacehlor's

1,784

Graduate

666

Total Employed

9,912

Total Businesses

980

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

56

Employed

142

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

6

Employed

162

Construction

Businesses

68

Employed

352

Manufacturing

Businesses

40

Employed

985

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

45

Employed

635

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Nebraska is home to five Fortune 500 Companies

  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Union Pacific
  • Peter Kiewit Sons'
  • Mutual of Omaha

York County is the home of sensational public schools and higher education opportunities.

The county offers 9 different K-12 institutions – all following the Career Pathway mode – and both York College and Southeast Community College's York Regional Learning Center for those pursuing higher education.

Nebraska ... the Good Life

York County, Nebraska is a progressive community strategically located at the intersection of US Hwy 81 and Interstate 80, two of America's most traveled roadways, and is less than 40 minutes from Lincoln, Nebraska's capital city.

Affordable Power

NPPD Industrial energy rates are 11% below national rates based on 2012 Energy Information Administration data. This does not take into account the fact that NPPD had no rate increase in 2014.

Parks, recreational activities, programs and special events for every walk of life

Residents and visitors in York County can enjoy a wide variety of recreational opportunities like sports, dining, nature walks, literature and history, shopping, movies, and the theater. Just to name a few!