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White Plains, New York - Basic Facts

The City of White Plains is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Westchester County at latitude 41.0238 and longitude -73.7511. Westchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 213 feet.

The formal official name is the City of White Plains, but most people and references simply refer to it as White Plains, New York.

The P1 Census Class Code for White Plains indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for White Plains: Quaropas, Whiteplains.

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White Plains, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 56,941
Population in Households 55,186
Population in Familes 41,259
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,755
Population Density1 5,830
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 23,007
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 13,213
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,747 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,137 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,870 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,740 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $494,942
Average Home Value $574,666


Median Household Income $81,296
Average Household Income $120,542
Per Capita Income $49,066
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.04% 0.45%
Households 0.1% 0.51%
Families -0.17% 0.33%
Median Household Income   3.5%
Per Capita Income   3.74%
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 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 14 99th
Population Density1 # 105 91st
Diversity Index2 # 42 97th
Median Household Income # 350 71st
Per Capita Income # 183 85th

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