Yonkers, NY

Yonkers profile

Living in Yonkers

Yonkers is a relatively large city located in the state of New York. With a population of 211,569 people and 58 constituent neighborhoods, Yonkers is the seventh largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Yonkers are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Yonkers is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Yonkers is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yonkers who work in office and administrative support (12.22%), sales jobs (9.98%), and management occupations (9.23%).

One thing noticeable about Yonkers, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Yonkers is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Yonkers a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

One downside of living in Yonkers is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Yonkers, the average commute to work is 33.71 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of Yonkers’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Yonkers is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Yonkers area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Yonkers are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.51% of adults in Yonkers have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Yonkers in 2018 was $36,590, which is upper middle income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,360 for a family of four. However, Yonkers contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Yonkers is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Yonkers home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Yonkers, accounting for 39.71% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Yonkers residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Yonkers include Italian, Irish, German, Jamaican, and Polish.

Yonkers also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.75%.

The most common language spoken in Yonkers is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.