York, Pennsylvania - Facts & Figures
York, Pennsylvania is a historical city, also known as the White Rose City for the symbol of the House of York. It is the 14th largest city in the state. York was initially known as Yorktown when it was founded in 1741 and named after the town in England with the same name. During the American Revolutionary War, York was the capital of the Continental Congress and the location where The Articles of Confederation were first drafted. York actually considers itself the first Capital of the United States. The York Peppermint Pattie was created in York in 1940. York has been called an architectural museum," with four historical districts, including the Fairmount Historic District, Northwest York Historic District, Springdale Historic District, and York Historic District.
- Population: 43,884
- Industries: Manufacturing; Retail trade; Accommodation and food services; Construction; Administrative and support and waste management services; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Transportation and warehousing
- Area Codes: 717
- Zip Codes: 17401, 17402, 17403, 17404, 17405, 17406, 17407, 17415
- Surrounding Cities: Lancaster, PA; Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; North York borough, PA; Grantley, PA; Valley View, PA; West York borough, PA; Tyler Run-Queens Gate, PA; East York, PA; Emigsville, PA; Shiloh, PA