Westchester County NY Information


Westchester County Subdivisions

Westchester County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 977,739
Population in Households 949,182
Population in Familes 784,535
Population in Group Qrtrs 28,557
Population Density1 2,271
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 353,588
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 238,525
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 381,579 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 213,789 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 139,799 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 27,991 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $570,508
Average Home Value $637,373


Median Household Income $85,658
Average Household Income $134,914
Per Capita Income $49,458
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.5%
Households 0.29% 0.38%
Families 0.14% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Westchester County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westchester County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 90th
Population Density1 # 7 90th
Diversity Index2 # 5 94th
Median Household Income # 5 94th
Per Capita Income # 2 98th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.