White Plains, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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White Plains, New York - Basic Facts

The City of White Plains had a population of 58,490 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for White Plains: Quaropas, Whiteplains.

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White Plains, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 58,490
Population in Households 56,782
Population in Familes 42,750
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,708
Population Density2 5,988
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $87,805
Average Household Income $135,501
Per Capita Income $55,268


Total Housing Units 25,117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,933 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,590 (46.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,594 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $583,217
Average Home Value $679,488


Total Households 23,523
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 13,435
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.34% 0.51%
Households 0.32% 0.46%
Families 0.11% 0.34%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

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, 2018 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 Density # 102 92nd
Diversity Index # 39 97th
Median Household Income # 356 70th
Per Capita Income # 171 86th

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