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.
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 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.
In Yonkers, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.96 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the city is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense 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 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Yonkers's cultural character, accounting for 31.38% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Yonkers is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.