Yonkers, NY Profile: Facts & 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 200,807 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.9312 and longitude -73.8988 in Westchester County. The formal boundaries for the City of Yonkers 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Yonkers: Yonckers.

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Yonkers, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Yonkers, NY Housing Affordability Index is 56
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Yonkers, NY Wealth Index is 99
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 200,807
Population in Households 197,639
Population in Familes 158,097
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,168
Population Density 11,148
Diversity Index1 84
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,163
Average Household Income $91,891
Per Capita Income $35,067
Wealth Index3 99

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 83,021 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32,229 (38.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 44,301 (53.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,491 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $461,242
Housing Affordability Index2 56
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 76,530
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 48,048
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.26% 0.27%
Households 0.28% 0.29%
Families 0.12% 0.18%
Median Household Income   3.64%
Per Capita Income   3.52%

Yonkers, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Yonkers to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 594 50th
Per Capita Income # 507 58th

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