West York, Pennsylvania

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West York is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,321 at the 2000 census.



West York is located at 39°57′11″N 76°45′36″W / 39.95306°N 76.76°W / 39.95306; -76.76 (39.953148, -76.759921)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.

Public Safety

Fire: Reliance Fire Co. (Station 1) is West York's only Fire Department made up of paid and volunteer firefighters. They have 1 E-one Ladder Truck, 1 E-One Engine, a White Ford Utility truck, and a White unmarked Chevy Tahoe as the duty officer vehicle.

Police: West York Police Department is made up of 11 full time officers, including a Chief, and two Sergeants, as well as part time officers. They utilize 3 marked black dodge chargers and 1 unmarked ford crown vic. They average about 6,000 calls a year. West York Borough Police investigate crimes and mostly deal with parking enforcement.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,321 people, 1,897 households, and 1,088 families residing in the borough. The population density was 8,759.7 people per square mile (3,404.8/km²). There were 2,010 housing units at an average density of 4,074.8/sq mi (1,583.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.75% White, 2.80% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 1.37% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.96% of the population.

There were 1,897 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.6% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 34.6% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.

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