Yonkers, New York

Yonkers: The second most populous city in Westchester County, New York. It is located just north of New York City. Yonkers is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Yonkers Museum and the Hudson River Museum.

About

Yonkers is a city located in the county of Westchester in the U.S. state of New York. Its population at the 2010 census was 195,976 and a population density of 3,728 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 200,040 inhabitants.

The city was created 378 years ago in 1645.

Yonkers is a city located in Westchester County, New York directly north of Manhattan. With a population of 200,000, it is New York's fourth most populous city.

History and Origins

Yonkers was originally settled by the Dutch in the 1600s before becoming an industrial city. It later transitioned into a residential commuter hub.

Key historical facts:

  • Settled in 1646 and incorporated as a city in 1872
  • Served as an industrial and manufacturing center in the 19th century
  • Home to significant immigrant populations throughout its history
  • Urban decline occurred in the 1960s and 70s before revitalizing

Economy and Major Industries

Today, major sectors include education, healthcare, retail, technology, and manufacturing. Top employers are:

  • Con Edison energy utility
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital
  • Empire City Casino/MGM Resorts
  • Yonkers Public School District

Attractions and Things to Do

Popular attractions include:

  • Getty Square downtown with shopping and dining
  • Historic homes like Philipse Manor Hall
  • The Science Barge sustainable agriculture center
  • Untermyer Park and Gardens
  • Saw Mill River Parkway for recreation

Yonkers provides a mix of education, culture, commerce, and natural scenery.

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Location of Yonkers on New York map.

Quick Facts about Yonkers

Population : 200,040 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
County : Westchester County
Phone Area Codes : 914
Area : 52.57 km2
Altitude : 82 feet / 25 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1646 (378 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 19:23:48 (27th February 2024)
Postal code : 10701
Density : 3,805 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.03% (2010-2020)
2013-05-05 13 23 39 View of Yonkers  New York from Alpine Overlook on the New Jersey Palisades image
2013-05-05 13 23 39 View of Yonkers New York from Alpine Overlook on the New Jersey Palisades
2013-05-05 13 23 39 View of Yonkers  New York from Alpine Overlook on the New Jersey Palisades image

Geography

Yonkers is located at 40°55'52"N 73°53'56"W (40.9312100, -73.8987500).

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Yonkers has 1 neighbours.

  • The Bronx The fourth most populous borough of New York City. It is located in the northern part of the city, on the mainland of New York State. The Bronx is home to Yankee Stadium, the home of the New York Yankees baseball team.

Demographics

The population of Yonkers increased by 2.03% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 195,976 - census
2011 197,584 0.81% estimation process
2012 198,057 0.24% estimation process
2013 198,769 0.36% estimation process
2014 199,367 0.3% estimation process
2015 199,667 0.15% estimation process
2016 200,077 0.2% estimation process
2017 199,873 -0.1% estimation process
2018 199,883 0.01% estimation process
2019 200,370 0.24% estimation process
2020 200,040 -0.16% estimation process

Yonkers zip code is 10701. County name: Westchester, County fips: 36119

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Best Things to Do in Yonkers

1 Untermyer Park and Gardens

Rating: 4.8 (2507)

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Untermyer Park and Gardens

2 Tibbetts Brook Park

Rating: 4.5 (2408)

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Tibbetts Brook Park

3 LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester

Rating: 4.1 (1796)

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester

4 Sprain Ridge Park

Rating: 4.4 (1618)

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Sprain Ridge Park

5 iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Westchester

Rating: 4.6 (1148)

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iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Westchester

Where ot Eat in Yonkers

1 Empire City Casino

Rating: 3.9 (12207)

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Empire City Casino

2 LongHorn Steakhouse

Rating: 4.2 (2096)

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LongHorn Steakhouse

3 La Lanterna Restaurant & Beer Garden

Rating: 4.6 (699)

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La Lanterna Restaurant & Beer Garden

Where to Stay in Yonkers

1 Hyatt Place New York/Yonkers

Rating: 4.3 (863)

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Hyatt Place New York/Yonkers

Other Places in Yonkers

1 Yonkers City Hall

Rating: 4 (25)

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Yonkers City Hall

2 City of Yonkers

Rating: 2.5 (13)

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City of Yonkers

3 Getty Square Printing

Rating: 4 (2)

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Getty Square Printing

4 Yonkers Mayor's Office

Rating: 4 (1)

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5 Liam McLaughlin City Council President

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6 Yonkers City Hall

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7 Yonkers City Personnel Office

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8 City Council Office

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People born in Yonkers (199)

People born in Yonkers, including biochemist John Howard Northrop, Nobel Prize-winning medical researcher Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, screenwriter Scott A. Williams, .

List

  • Jon Voight (American actor) he was born in 29/12/1938
  • James Comey (American lawyer and the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)) he was born in 14/12/1960
  • Irene Stegun (American mathematician) she was born in 09/02/1919
  • Mark Blount (American professional basketball player) he was born in 30/11/1975
  • Tommy Dreamer (American professional wrestler and promoter) he was born in 13/02/1971
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti (American artist, writer and activist) he was born in 24/03/1919
  • Jim Cronin (American primatologist) he was born in 15/11/1951
  • Adam Rodríguez (American actor) he was born in 02/04/1975
  • Eddie Bert (American musician) he was born in 16/05/1922
  • Alec John Such (American musician) he was born in 14/11/1951
  • Shadow Wilson (American jazz drummer (1919-1959)) he was born in 25/09/1919
  • Steve Meretzky (American video game designer) he was born in 01/05/1957
  • Ronald J. Garan (American astronaut) he was born in 30/10/1961
  • Winnaretta Singer (American socialite) she was born in 08/01/1865
  • Jadakiss (American rapper from New York) he was born in 27/05/1975
  • Gladwyn Kingsley Noble (U.S. zoologist and herpetologist (1894–1940)) he was born in 20/09/1894
  • Richard Yates (Novelist, short story writer) he was born in 03/02/1926
  • Vincent Richards (US tennis player) he was born in 20/03/1903

Schools in Yonkers

College & universities near Yonkers, NY

Code Name City ZIP
193399 College of Mount Saint Vincent Bronx (NY) 10471-1093
190071 Cochran School of Nursing Yonkers (NY) 10701
431983 Yeshiva of the Telshe Alumni Riverdale (NY) 10471-2897
192703 Manhattan College Riverdale (NY) 10471-4098
195304 Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville (NY) 10708

Stations (17)

Amtrak & bus stations near Yonkers, NY

Code Name Address Type
YNY Yonkers station 5 Buena Vista Ave. RAIL
NRO New Rochelle station 1 Railroad Plaza RAIL
NYP Pennsylvania Station 8th Ave 31st Street / 8th Ave 33rd Street RAIL
CRT Croton–Harmon station 1 Croton Point Avenue RAIL
NWK Pennsylvania Station 1 Raymond Plaza West RAIL

Post offices near Yonkers

Post Office Name City ZIP
Yonker Post Office Yonkers (NY) 10701
Yonkers South Post Office Yonkers (NY) 10705
Alpin Post Office Alpine (NJ) 07620
Riverdal Post Office Bronx (NY) 10471
Woodlawn Post Office Bronx (NY) 10470

Other cities in Westchester County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Westchester County , NY. (more)

City Name Population Title
Greenburgh 90,543 Town
New Rochelle 80,973 A city in Westchester County, New York.
Mount Vernon 68,628 The most populous city in Westchester County, New York.
White Plains 58,286 The most populous city in Westchester County, New York.
Rye 46,100 A town in Westchester County, New York.
Ossining 37,551 Town in Westchester County, New York, United States
Yorktown 35,988 Town in New York
Eastchester 32,617 Census-designated place in the town of Eastchester, Westchester County, New York, United States
Spring Valley 32,258 Village in New York, United States
Mamaroneck 29,343 Town in Westchester County, New York
Harrison 28,959 Community (coterminous town-village) in Westchester County, New York
Port Chester 28,857 Village in Westchester County, New York
Peekskill 24,087 City in Westchester County, New York, United States
Somers 21,476 Town in New York, US
Scarsdale 17,785 Town and village in Westchester County, New York, United States
Bedford 17,450 Town in Westchester County, New York, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Yonkers distances to largest New York cities