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York County

York County, VA

For more than 375 years families, businesses, and major attractions have selected York County as their location of choice.  Nestled between the York River, York County boasts an abundance of shopping, dining, and recreational destinations.  In addition, York County boasts one of the best public-school systems in Virginia and a highly-educated workforce. 

Industry Highlights

Located within 45 minutes of three international airports and the Port of Virginia, York County is ideally situated for industrial, distribution or corporate headquarters operations. While the County is a major tourist destination and home to facilities like Great Wolf Lodge, it is also home to major military and healthcare facilities.  The Economic Development Authority has reasonably priced, shovel-ready lots available in the York River Commerce Park and Busch Industrial Park.

Quality of Life

A low cost of living combined with a plethora of housing, shopping, dining, and entertainment options makes York County among the most desirable places to live in the mid-Atlantic. Located in Virginia’s Historic Triangle with Jamestown and Williamsburg, York is home to major attractions including Great Wolf Lodge, Water Country USA, the Yorktown Victory Center, and the historic Yorktown Battlefields. 

Industry Employment Breakdown

Industry

# of Employees

% of Workforce

Industry

Retail Trade

# of Employees

3,765

% of Workforce

15.5%

Industry

Accommodation and Food Services

# of Employees

2,875

% of Workforce

11.8%

Industry

Administrative and Support and Waste Management / Remediation Services

# of Employees

1,745

% of Workforce

7.2%

Industry

Construction

# of Employees

1,713

% of Workforce

7.0%

Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance

# of Employees

1,538

% of Workforce

6.3%

Source: EMSI

Demographics

Population

Population

69,199

Median Age

Median Age

39.6

Labor Force

Labor Force

31,488

Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate

5.6%

Median Household Income

Median Household Income

$92,100

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, November 2021; ESRI Business Analyst Online, 2024 Forecast; ESRI Business Analyst Online 2021 Detailed Age Profile; Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), 2021 Forecast

Key Companies

Naval Weapons Station / Cheatham Annex

Sentara

YMCA

United States Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown

Great Wolf Lodge

York County Economic Development & Tourism Development

Ms. Kristi Olsen, Director