Yonkers, New York Population 2022

214,687
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Yonkers is a city located in Westchester County New York. With a 2020 population of 214,687, it is the 3rd largest city in New York and the 112th largest city in the United States. Yonkers is currently growing at a rate of 0.73% annually and its population has increased by 1.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 211,569 in 2020. Spanning over 20 miles, Yonkers has a population density of 11,919 people per square mile.

The average household income in Yonkers is $90,984 with a poverty rate of 12.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Yonkers is 39 years, 37 years for males, and 40.6 years for females.

Yonkers is located in Westchester County, New York on the Hudson River. This inner suburb of New York City is located just north of the Bronx and Manhattan. Yonkers is the fourth largest city in New York after New York City, Rochester, and Buffalo.

Diversity

Like New York City, Yonkers is an incredibly diverse city with 31% of residents born outside of the United States and 46% of households speaking a language other than English at home. The city has residents from more than 100 nationalities and ethnicities.

Hispanics represent a large share of the population, especially those from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Yonkers is also home to a prominent African-American community, a Slavic community that dates back to the mid-20th century when many people immigrated from Croatia, Russia, Czechoslovakia, Ukraine, and Poland; a large Italian-American community, and an Irish-American community. There is also a sizable Arab population in Yonkers, many of whom came from Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan. Yonkers once had a large Jewish population but its size has reduced over the last few decades.

Yonkers also has a young population with 25% of Yonkers residents under the age of 18.

Yonkers was originally part of a large land grant known as Colen Donck that ran from the Manhattan-Bronx border to the north and from the Bronx River to the Hudson River. In 1645, the land was granted to Adriaen van der Donck who was known in the area as the Jonker or Jonkheer, a derivation of the old Dutch words for young and lord. The name Yonkers is derived from the name.

Yonkers was a small farming community on the waterfront for more than 200 years. By the 19th century, it became a center for developing industry. Yonkers was incorporated first as a village in 1854 then as a city in 1872. Just two years later, a section of Yonkers was annexed by New York City and became the Bronx. Yonkers voted to remain independent and not consolidate with New York City although residents still call it the Sixth Borough of New York City thanks to its urban atmosphere and nearby proximity.

Yonkers Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Yonkerswas:

  • White: 47.16%
  • Black or African American: 19.35%
  • Other race: 18.89%
  • Two or more races: 7.29%
  • Asian: 6.34%
  • Native American: 0.90%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Yonkers, New York is 214,687 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 211,569.

Yonkers, New York Population 2022

Population by Race

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Yonkers Population by Race

Yonkers Population Pyramid 2022

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Yonkers Median Age

38.7


Total

36.7


Male

40.5


Female

Yonkers Adults

There are 157,009 adults, (33,504 of whom are seniors) in Yonkers.

Yonkers Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Yonkers Sex Ratio

Female

103,578

51.74%

Male

96,605

48.26%

Yonkers Population by Age

Yonkers Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Yonkers Household Types

47.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Yonkers Households and Families

3.28

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

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Yonkers Households by Type

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Yonkers Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Yonkers Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 90.22%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.64%.

Yonkers Educational Attainment by Race

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$46,967

Average Earnings

$51,590

Average Male

$43,263

Average Female

Yonkers Earnings by Educational Attainment

Yonkers Language by Age

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Yonkers Language

51.96% of Yonkers residents speak only English, while 48.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.42% of the population.

Yonkers Language

Yonkers Poverty by Race

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12.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.81%

Male Poverty Rate

13.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yonkers

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yonkers is Black, with 16.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yonkers is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.09%.

Yonkers Poverty

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Yonkers Poverty Rate by Education

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Yonkers Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Yonkers Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Yonkers Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

39.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Yonkers Married by Age and Sex

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Yonkers Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Yonkers Marital Status by Race

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Yonkers Marital Status

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5,572

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Yonkers Veterans by War

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Yonkers Veterans by Age

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Yonkers Veterans by Race

Yonkers Veterans by Education

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9.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yonkers Veterans by Education

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63.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Yonkers Employment by Age

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Yonkers Employment by Race

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Yonkers Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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57.31%

Born in Yonkers

69.25%

Native Born

30.75%

Foreign Born

11.89%

Non Citizen

18.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

69.25% of Yonkers residents were born in the United States, with 57.31% having been born in New York. 11.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Yonkers Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Yonkers Population by Year