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White Plains, New York - Basic Facts

The City of White Plains had a population of 57,820 as of July 1, 2016. White Plains ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for White Plains is located at latitude 41.0238 and longitude -73.7511 in Westchester County. The formal boundaries for the City of White Plains (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Westchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 213 feet.

The City of White Plains (GNIS ID: 979637) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with White Plains population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for White Plains: Quaropas, Whiteplains.

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White Plains, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 57,820
Population in Households 56,075
Population in Familes 42,050
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,745
Population Density1 5,919
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 23,091
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 13,264
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 25,182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,134 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,957 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,091 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $542,231
Average Home Value $596,920


Median Household Income $80,117
Average Household Income $125,119
Per Capita Income $50,767
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.41%
Households 0.13% 0.33%
Families -0.06% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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.

White Plains, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Plains to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 13 99th
Population Density1 # 105 91st
Diversity Index2 # 40 97th
Median Household Income # 360 70th
Per Capita Income # 169 86th

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