Race and place
The 2020 U.S. census shows that Latinos in York County are the fastest growing group. About 40,000 Latinos make their home in the county. It’s difficult to know when the first Latino families moved to York. But St. Mary’s Catholic Church saw so many Latino congregants in its pews that it named an assistant pastor to minister to this growing flock. The following are key links to stories about Latinos in York County.
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LATINO INFLUENCE IN YORK COMMUNITY
- Celebrating past and emerging leaders of York’s growing Latino community
- Latinos Unidos: A fresh surge of energy
- The makeup of York County’s Latino population
- YDR's 6-page series on York County's Latino community, starting, Sunday, Sept. 24, 1989
- YDR’s 4-part series on York County’s Latino community, starting, Sunday, May 6, 2007
- Latinos keep York above 40,000 population threshold
- Meet 5 emerging leaders of York’s Hispanic community you should know
COLLECTIONS OF STORIES ABOUT LATINO HISTORY
- James McClure’s York Town Square stories that address Latino history, in full or in part
- York Daily Record/Sunday News stories that address York County’s Latino community, in full or in part
- WitnessingYork.com stories about York County’s Latino community, in full or in part.
- Hanover Evening Sun stories that address York County’s Latino community, in full or in part.
VIDEOS, PHOTO GALLERIES ABOUT THE LATINO COMMUNITY
LATINO PEOPLE, FAMILIES WHO BUILT COMMUNITY
- Luz Maria Diffenderfer: A light at the Spanish American Center
- Vilma Garcia-Jones remembered as voice for Latinos
- Jose Hernandez left legacy of service
- Rivera family saw need and founded York Spanish American Center.
- First York City Latino councilman temporarily state’s top appointed Dem
- York County Latino Community grows from ever-deepening roots
MORE LATINO STORIES
- Lassa fever took its first U.S. victim in York County in 1969. Here is that Latino family’s untold story.
- Latinos account for 81 percent of COVID-19 cases in York City
- York’s Arlette Morales’ becomes one of 12 to receive national recognition for community activism
- Spanish-American Center opened in former office of controversial York Mayor John Snyder