Some 605,000 people live in North Yorkshire – a largely rural area featuring villages, market towns and coastal communities.
North Yorkshire has a population of around 605,000 and – excluding the City of York – comprises the districts of Richmondshire, Hambleton, Scarborough, Ryedale and Harrogate. Around 40% of the county is covered by two national parks – the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. The most populated town in North Yorkshire is Harrogate (75,070), followed by Scarborough (61,749). Northallerton is the administrative county town and has a population approaching 17,000. You can discover more North Yorkshire’s popular seaside resorts, bustling market towns and stunning landscapes on the Welcome to Yorkshire website.