York Surname Popularity in the United States

In this article we'll look at the surname York and how popular it is in the United States. We'll also look at the race and ethnic origin of people in the United States who are named York.

York, like all of the names we have data for, is identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as a surname which has more than 100 occurrences in the United States in the Decennial Census survey. The most recent statistics we have for the York surname is from the 2010 census data.

Where Does York Rank in the Most Common U.S. Names?

According to the data, York is ranked #642 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

The York surname appeared 53,059 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 17.99 would have the surname York.

We can also compare 2010 data for York to data from the previous census in 2000. The table below contains all of the statistics for both years in a side-by-side comparison.

2010 2000 Change (%)
Rank 642 596 7.43%
Count 53,059 51,334 3.30%
Proportion per 100k 17.99 19.03 -5.62%

Race and Ethnic Origin of People with the Last Name York

We also have some data on the ancestry of people with the surname York.

The below race categories are the modified race categories used in the Census Bureau's population estimates program. All people were categorized into six mutually exclusive racial and Hispanic origin groups: "White only", "Black only", "American Indian and Alaskan Native only", "Asian and Pacific Islander only", "Two or More Races", and "Hispanic".

For the most recent 2010 census data, the race/ethnic origin breakdown for York was:

  • 85.81%, or 45,530 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic White Only".
  • 8.04%, or 4,266 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Black Only".
  • 0.90%, or 478 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only".
  • 1.00%, or 531 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native".
  • 1.97%, or 1,045 total occurrences, were "Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races".
  • 2.28%, or 1,210 total occurrences, were "Hispanic Origin".

Note: Any fields showing (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy so that the data does not in any way identify any specific individuals.

Since we have data from the previous census in 2000, we can also compare the values to see how the popularity of York has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 85.81% 87.72% -2.20%
Black 8.04% 7.69% 4.45%
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.90% 0.60% 40.00%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 1.00% 0.93% 7.25%
Two or More Races 1.97% 1.45% 30.41%
Hispanic 2.28% 1.61% 34.45%

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Decennial Census survey, from the United States Census Bureau.

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