York is a city in, and the county seat of, York County, Nebraska, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,766. It is the home of York College and the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women.
York was platted in 1869. The city took its name from York County.
In 1920, the Nebraska legislature established the State Reformatory for Women in York. The facility was expanded over the years; as of 2017, it operated as the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women, with a rated capacity of 275 beds.
York is located in 40°52′2″N 97°35′20″W (40.867295, -97.588869). The city sits at the crossroads of Interstate 80, a major east–west highway, and U.S. Route 81, a major north–south highway.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.77 square miles (14.94 km2), of which 5.75 square miles (14.89 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water. On February 16, 2021, the record low temperature of −34 °F (−36.7 °C) was registered.
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,766 people, 3,253 households, and 1,992 families living in the city. The population density was 1,350.6 inhabitants per square mile (521.5/km2).