Yonkers is a relatively large city located in the state of New York. With a population of 209,530 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.15% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing that you will notice about Yonkers is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Yonkers a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
One downside of living in Yonkers, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.48 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.
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 education level of Yonkers citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.44% of adults in Yonkers have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Yonkers in 2018 was $39,086, which is upper middle income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,344 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 40.01% 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, Polish, and Jamaican.
Yonkers also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.98%.
The most common language spoken in Yonkers is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.