York Springs, Pennsylvania

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York Springs, Pennsylvania
Municipal Building
Municipal Building
Location in Adams County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Adams County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
York Springs is located in Pennsylvania
York Springs
York Springs
Location in Pennsylvania and the United States
York Springs is located in the US
York Springs
York Springs
York Springs (the US)
Coordinates: 40°0′25″N 77°6′51″W / 40.00694°N 77.11417°W / 40.00694; -77.11417Coordinates: 40°0′25″N 77°6′51″W / 40.00694°N 77.11417°W / 40.00694; -77.11417
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Adams
Settled 1800
Incorporated 1868
 • Type Borough Council
 • Mayor Jeff L. Shull
 • Total 0.21 sq mi (0.56 km2)
 • Land 0.21 sq mi (0.56 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 650 ft (200 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 833
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 836
 • Density 3,888.37/sq mi (1,501.00/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code 17372
Area code(s) 717
FIPS code 42-87136
Website York Springs Borough

York Springs is a borough in Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 833 at the 2010 census. York Springs is served by the Bermudian Springs School District.


York Springs was of course platted as Petersburg[3] within Latimore Township. York Sulphur Springs, the first summer resort in Adams County, was patronized by people from Philadelphia and Baltimore who came to the resort by stage coach. General George Washington and his wife Martha visited the area in the summer of 1799.[3] The water was regarded as medicinal but unpalatable. Analysis claimed 20 parts Epsom salts, 6 parts gypsum, 4 parts common salt, and the balance sulfur. The hotel was destroyed by fire on January 8, 1896. The Springs' popularity decreased with the construction of the railroad and the resort buildings disappeared.[4]

York Springs' previous names were York Sulphur Springs and Petersburg. To completely end confusion with Littlestown, when Petersburg became a borough in 1868 it was named York Sulphur Springs, later shortened to York Springs.[5]

Local government[edit]

Main Street

Borough Council:
Eloise Swales, President
Dale Pifer, Vice President
Catherine Jonet, Secretary
Bob Megonnell
Gary Smith Roy "Ike" Williams Jr.

Building Permit/Zoning Officer
Wayne Wolf

William F. Hill & Associates

Jeff Shull

Municipal Authority
Roy Williams, Jr., Chairman
Melissa Smith, Secretary
Gerald McCauslin
Dale Pifer
Michael Tipler

Planning Commission
Vacancy, Chairman
James Landis, Vice Chairman
Wayne Staley, Secretary
Richard Batley
Dennis Petrick

Sewage Enforcement Officer
James T. Lehman

Water & Sewer Authority
York Springs Municipal Authority
Roy Williams, Jr, Chairman

Stanley Laskowski

Municipal Authority
P. Daniel Altland

Tax Collector
Donna Kapper


York Springs is located at 40°0′25″N 77°6′51″W / 40.00694°N 77.11417°W / 40.00694; -77.11417 (40.006865, -77.114066).[6] Main Street in the borough is Pennsylvania Route 94, which runs north to Mount Holly Springs and south to Hanover. U.S. Route 15 passes just to the southeast of the borough.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.23 square miles (0.6 km2), all of it land.

The United States Postal ZIP code is 17372. The local telephone exchange prefix is 528.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016836[2]0.4%

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 574 people, 186 households, and 129 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,836.0 people per square mile (1,108.1/km²). There were 213 housing units at an average density of 1,052.4 per square mile (411.2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.77% White, 0.35% African American, 1.22% Asian, 3.31% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 24.56% of the population.

There were 186 households, out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 28.9% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 16.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $41,071. Males had a median income of $28,173 versus $24,583 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,379. About 9.5% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 11, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Petersburg 1858 map, Accessed 4 Dec 2016
  4. ^ "History" (PDF). Latimore Township. 
  5. ^ Two 19th Century Adams County Petersburgs, accessed 4 Dec 2016
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.