Yonkers, NY
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Yonkers is a relatively large city located in the state of New York. With a population of 201,116 people and 52 constituent neighborhoods, Yonkers is the eighth 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, Yonkers isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Yonkers are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Yonkers is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yonkers who work in office and administrative support (13.89%), sales jobs (11.31%), and management occupations (8.44%).

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 33.00 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Yonkers use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Yonkers‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

In terms of college education, Yonkers is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.12% of adults in Yonkers have a college degree.

The per capita income in Yonkers in 2010 was $30,263, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,052 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. The greatest number of Yonkers residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Yonkers also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.53% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Yonkers include Irish, German, Polish, and Jamaican.

Yonkers also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.55%.

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