Westchester Over Six Decades: The Differences Between Then and Now

Comparing drivers’ licenses, education, crime, and sex between 1950 County and today.



 $75,551,930.39 in mortgage tax collected in 2012
 

1950 (four or more years of college completed)

Men: 32,465
Women: 21,765

2011 (bachelor’s degree or higher)

Men: 135,729
Women: 156,969
 

Religious Affiliation* (Individuals)

catholic  - 46%
other groups & unaffiliated - 39% 
protestant - 10%
jewish - 5%
 

Religious Congregations* (Groups)

protestant - 65%
catholic - 15%
other - 12%
jewish - 8%
*Based on 2012 data
 

In 2012, 2,958 new citizens were sworn in by the Westchester County Clerk.
 

Rise of the Tutors

Number of people in Westchester employed in the exam-preparation and tutoring sector
2002: 291
2004: 572
2006: 610
2008: 879
2010: 901
 

NYS driver’s licenses registered with Westchester residency* 635,171
 

registered vehicles

Standard - 601,162
Commercial - 24,358
Trailer - 7,524
Motorcycle - 13,386
Moped - 549
Bus - 1,882
Taxi - 3,673
Ambulance - 140
Rental - 559
Farm - 10
*in 2012
 

Crime Doesn’t Pay

58: White-collar crime investigations opened in 2012
$2.4 million: Money recouped in 2012 
99%: Overall felony-conviction rate in 2012
(includes pleas and trials)
 

Sex in Government (govt.-employed residents)

1950
Men: 64% (14,096)
Women: 36% (7,947)

2011
Men: 43% (28,045)
Women: 57% (37,479)

 

 

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