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 204,204 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Yonkers: Yonckers.

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Yonkers, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 204,204
Daytime Population: Workers 56,198
Daytime Population: Residents 111,392
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 167,590
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 201,008
Population in Familes 160,886
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,196
Population Density2 11,337
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $61,193
Average Household Income $88,039
Per Capita Income $33,738


Total Housing Units 83,050 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34,761 (41.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 42,434 (51.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,855 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $422,052
Average Home Value $452,266


Total Households 77,195
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 48,528
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 0.57% 0.51%
Households 0.48% 0.45%
Families 0.29% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

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, 2017 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 Density # 18 99th
Diversity Index # 17 99th
Median Household Income # 573 52nd
Per Capita Income # 522 56th

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