Workforce & Demographics



Download a Workforce Profile for the York County labor shed
Download a Workforce Analysis for a 45-minute commute from eastern York County (Rock Hill area)
Download a Workforce Analysis for a 45-minute commute from western York County (York area)Download an Economic Overview of York County labor shed

Download the York County Workforce Value Proposition

Just as York County’s population is growing, so is its available workforce. This is true both in terms of absolute numbers and available skills. And as part of the Charlotte region, York County’s labor draw area should appeal to just about any HR professional.

In addition to the influx of talented and well-educated residents moving to the community, York County’s workforce is strengthened by several area colleges and universities. Within the county boundaries, Winthrop University, Clinton College and York Technical College provide high-quality educational opportunities across a wide range of subject areas. 

Workforce Facts

  • More than 69,000 (57.9%) of York County residents commute to a job outside the county
  • A Prime-Age workforce of roughly 800,000 people live within a 45-minute drive of York County 
  • Wages in York County are below the U.S. average
  • 46% of the county's population have an Associate’s Degree or higher
  • Private sector union membership of 2.4%


Source: US Census Bureau, On the Map, 2019



As part of the Charlotte region, York County has seen considerable population growth during the past few decades.  According to U.S. Census data, the number of residents calling York County home has increased by 25% or more in three of the last four decades. 

Population Facts

  • Population: 282,090
  • Averge Annual Growth Rate (since 2008):  2.3%
  • Median Age: 38.7
  • Median Household Income: $65,361
  • Per Capita Income: $34,010
  • Mean Travel Time to Work: 27.8 minutes
  • Median Owner-Occupied Home Value: $201,100
    Source: JobsEQ;  U.S. Census Bureau 2020 decennial Census and American Community Survey 2013-2019

For more detailed information and analysis of demographic and workforce data, please visit the
York County Data Center