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. 

Data

Industry Employment Breakdown

Industry # of Employees % of Workforce
Retail Trade 3,765 15.5%
Accommodation and Food Services 2,875 11.8%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management / Remediation Services 1,745 7.2%
Construction 1,713 7.0%
Health Care and Social Assistance 1,538 6.3%
Source: EMSI    

Demographics

Population

69,199

Median Age

39.6

Labor Force

31,488

Unemployment Rate

5.6%

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

United States Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown

Sentara

Great Wolf Lodge

YMCA

York County Economic Development

Mr. Jim Noel, Director
(P) 757-890-3317
jnoel@yorkcounty.gov
yesyorkcounty.com

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