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This project is part of the State of Maine Portal.

York County, Maine is the extreme southwestern county in the state, along the New Hampshire border and the North Atlantic Ocean.

Permanently re-founded in 1639, it held several of the oldest colonial settlement in Maine; consequently, is the oldest county in Maine and one of the oldest in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 197,131, making it the second-most populous county in Maine. Its county seat is Alfred.

York County is part of the Portland-South Portland, ME Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Ethnic Groups

The racial makeup of the county in 2010 was 96.4% white, 1.1% Asian, 0.6% black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 22.3% were English, 19.3% were Irish, 9.8% were French Canadian, 8.1% were German, 7.9% were Italian, 5.8% were American, and 5.6% were Scottish.

In the 2000 Census, 90.84% of the population spoke English and 6.92% spoke French as their first language.

About the Project

Please use this project to add, research, document, and discuss your ancestors from York County. You can add profiles for:

  • People born in York County
  • People who lived in York County
  • People who died in York County

When you find helpful resources for research, please share them here so that others can benefit.

If you have projects related specifically to York County, like projects for towns or families centered within the county, you can also add those.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or general thoughts to share, please use the "Discussions" link at the upper right corner of the page.