The 411: With almost 200,000 people living within its borders, Yonkers is Westchester County's largest city, and the fourth most populous city in the state—trailing only New York City, Rochester, and Buffalo. The city's residents are diverse, coming from a multitude of ethnic and racial backgrounds. The city is also large geographically, comprising a very urbanized downtown, densely suburban neighborhoods, and surprisingly green and wooded, less populous suburbs, especially towards its northern border.
The city is in the throes of a full-scale revitalization campaign that started years ago with the redevelopment of its formerly blighted waterfront. Four-star restaurants, luxury lofts, and a shining public library now stand where abandoned industrial properties once languished. With much of the waterfront redevelopment nearing completion, the city has turned its attention inward. Buoyed by the success of its Empire City “racino,” the city is moving forward with plans for a downtown ballpark and multi-use complex, and ground already has broken on the mammoth Ridge Hill mixed-used development.
Size: 18.1 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $480,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $10,248
Closest Metro-North Stop: Yonkers (Hudson Line)
Time to Grand Central: 32 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, rapper DMX, R&B vocalist Mary J. Blige, jazz great Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Allen, Sid Ceasar, James Cagney, Jon Voight
Median Income Household: $44,663 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $53,233 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
57.0% Caucasian 21.5% Other 16.6% African American 4.9% Asian 25.9% Hispanic or Latino of any race (i.e., already counted in another category above)
Crime* *Sperling's Best Places Crime Index, based on 1 (best) through 10 (worst):
Violent Crime: 5 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 5 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 978 Murder: 8 Rape: 31 Robbery: 498 Assault: 441 Burglary: 651 Property Crimes: 3,502
Elementary Schools: Robert C. Dodson, Family School 32, Montessori School 31, Paideia School 24, School 11, Paideia School 15, Enrico Fermi School for the Performing Arts, MLK Jr. High Tech & Computer Magnet School, School 5, Patricia A Dichiaro, School 9, School 13, Rosemarie Ann Siragusa, School 16, School 17, Scholastic Academy for Academic Excellence, Eugenio Maria De Hostos Microsociety, School 21, School 22, School 23, Museum School 25, Casimir Pulaski, Montessori School 27, Kahlil Gibran, School 29
Grades/Type of Organization: Pre K 8/Neighborhood/Theme/Magnet/By Choice Average Class Size: 22 % Special Ed Students: 13 % 4th-graders Who Received 4 (highest score) in English/Math/Science: 5/15/NA
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Lot behind 1 Croton Point Avenue, by train station
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This event occurs weekly, on Sunday.
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