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York County
Pennsylvania
United States of America

Earth
-a sense of placeby
Brodie Pomper

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Table of Contents
Why Choose York?
Regional Map of York County
Demographics and Statistics
Population Trends, Diversity, Genders, Age
Native American Tribes & People
Local Heroes and Folk Heroes
Military History & Battles
Local Towns in the Region
Rivers & Water Bodies in the Region
Significant groups of people
Natural History
Soils
Floodplains
Forest Types and Plant Communities
Native species
Invasive Species of Concern to the Region
Prevailing Winds and Waeather Information
Mountains
Transportation Systems

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Railroads
Roads
Farms
Forests
Mining
Potential for Sprawl & Resource Trends
Industries Significant to the Region
Recreation Opportunities
Attractions
Traditions
Community Groups & what they do
Sports
Communication
Local Politics
Education
Health Care Facilities
Needs, Challenges, & Problems in the Area
Bibliography

Personal Commitment

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Why choose York?
I chose to get a sense of place for York because I will be spending the majority of my life here. I have a 10 year old daughter, Katerina Sophia
Pomper, who keeps me nailed to the region.
I don’t mind being attached to York. It is a pleasnt enough place. The climate is mild, the flora is abundant and verdant, and the soil is blessed.
My maternal grandfather, Harry Arnold, said that he didn’t need to vacation much because he already lived in the most beautiful place on Earth.
As I age, and learn of some of the more inhospitable environments in which humans exist, I appreciate his sentiment more and more.
As climate change and global economic caprice threaten to send my homeland into a strange new normal, it is good to take stock, and see what
resources, human and natural we have here.
I have recently acquired a position as a Greenhouse Foreman at a native plant wholesale nursery. In this upcoming chapter of my life, I will be
learning all of the waterways of the local region, and where best to get my bearings in this bigger, more complex world than my hometown?

The view at Lock 12 Holtwood, a former canal lock which is now a park. The Norman Wood Bridge, spanning into Lancaster, looms over the rocks across which one can hop when the water is low. This is my favorite part of York County.

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Pictured here is the western edge of my family farm. Note the dilapidated barn and light industry in the background. My farm is at the
exact edge of suburbia, a symbol of York’s gradual change from farm
community into developed housing and industry.

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Demographics and Statistics

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Population, trends, diversity, genders, ages
According to the census bureau, as of York County has about
442,867 humans living within its borders. From 2010 to
2015, the county had experienced +1.8% population growth
from 2010’s population of 434972.
There are 481.1 people per square mile, averaged over the
county’s 904.18 square miles of land area.
Let’s start breaking those humans down into categories.
There are slightly more female(50.5%) than male (49.5%).
Races & Nationalities
89.7% White Non-Hispanic
6.5% African American
.3% American/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
.1% Pacific Islander
2% Two or More Races
3.5% Foreign born persons
There are about 34007 veterans in York County.
Age
0-5 years: 5.7%
Less than 18 years: 22.4%
18-45 years: 61.7%
65 years or older: 15.9%

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