Yonkers, NY

Yonkers profile

Living in Yonkers

Yonkers is a relatively large city located in the state of New York. With a population of 200,370 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 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 (11.75%), sales jobs (10.73%), and management occupations (8.80%).

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 33.96 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.

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.

The education level of Yonkers citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.55% of adults in Yonkers have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Yonkers in 2018 was $35,353, 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 $141,412 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 38.31% 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.

In addition, Yonkers has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (31.38%).

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