Monday, May 30, 2005

York vs. The World

I was reading the York Sunday News today and found an article by Gordon Freireich that ties in with my York County post from earlier today. He talks about what the world would be like demographically if it were shrunk to 100 people. He then does the same for York County. It really helps you to understand why we are the way we are. Here are the results:

World: 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere, and 8 Africans; 70 non-white, 30 white.
York: 93 white, 4 black, and 3 Hispanic; 50 percent would claim either German (39) or Irish (11) heritage.

World: 1 person would have a college education; 70 would be unable to read.
York: 42 people would be high school graduates and 13 would have Bachelor's degrees.

World: 6 people would hold 50% of the world's wealth; they would all be US citizens. 80 people would live in sub-standard housing; 50 would suffer from malnutrition.
York: 3 people would earn less than 10K a year, 29 would make 50K to 75K, and 1 would make more than 200K.

Yeah, we're pretty much a white as the driven snow, middle class, not very educated bunch, which explains a lot.


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