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Yorktown Heights, New York - Basic Facts

The Yorktown Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 1,818 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Yorktown Heights is located at latitude 41.2706 and longitude -73.7747 in Westchester County. The formal boundaries for the Yorktown Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Westchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 492 feet.

The Yorktown Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390554) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Yorktown Heights Census Designated Place is located within Town of Yorktown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Westchester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Yorktown Heights 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 Yorktown Heights: Underhill.

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


Total Population 1,818
Population in Households 1,811
Population in Familes 1,629
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,989
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 626
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 492
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 656 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 513 (78.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $555,804
Average Home Value $587,889


Median Household Income $130,684
Average Household Income $164,714
Per Capita Income $55,151
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.35%
Households 0.08% 0.22%
Families 0.0% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.08%
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.

Yorktown Heights, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Yorktown Heights 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 # 644 46th
Population Density1 # 424 65th
Diversity Index2 # 333 72nd
Median Household Income # 81 93rd
Per Capita Income # 152 87th

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