Yonkers, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Yonkers, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Yonkers is the 4th largest city in New York with a population of 203,150 as of July 1, 2016. Yonkers 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 Yonkers is located at latitude 40.9459 and longitude -73.8674 in Westchester County. The formal boundaries for the City of Yonkers (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.01 sq. miles and a water area of 2.28 sq. miles. Westchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 82 feet.

The City of Yonkers (GNIS ID: 979660) 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 Yonkers 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 Yonkers: Yonckers.

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


Total Population 203,150
Population in Households 199,880
Population in Familes 160,288
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,270
Population Density1 11,279
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 76,302
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 48,136
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 83,039 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34,171 (41.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 42,131 (50.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,737 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $414,943
Average Home Value $445,803


Median Household Income $57,985
Average Household Income $83,649
Per Capita Income $31,888
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.56%
Households 0.37% 0.43%
Families 0.21% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Yonkers, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Yonkers 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 # 4 100th
Population Density1 # 18 99th
Diversity Index2 # 18 99th
Median Household Income # 586 51st
Per Capita Income # 525 56th

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