Yonkers is a relatively large city located in the state of New York. With a population of 200,807 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.
Yonkers is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.81%), sales jobs (11.23%), and management occupations (8.74%).
One downside of living in Yonkers, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.51 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Yonkers is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Yonkers, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
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: 32.03% of adults in Yonkers have a college degree.
The per capita income in Yonkers in 2010 was $31,364, 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 $125,456 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 35.58% 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: 30.91%.
The most common language spoken in Yonkers is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.