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Cost of Living

York County, Nebraska is where quality meets affordability. The costs of housing, food & groceries, utilities, transportation and health care are below that of many locations nationally. Not only do businesses win with a geographic location, educated employees and a low cost of doing business, but so do those that live here.

Simply put, your dollar goes farther in York County Nebraska.  To see just how far your dollar goes in York County, we invite to look at our Cost of Living Comparison, comparing York County to 29 locations around the United States. For more detailed cost of living information, contact the staff at York County Development Corporation today or view this PDF.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Nebraska is home to five Fortune 500 Companies

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