Yonkers, New York Population 2024

204,479

Yonkers is a city located in Westchester County New York. Yonkers has a 2024 population of 204,479. Yonkers is currently declining at a rate of -0.88% annually and its population has decreased by -3.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 210,989 in 2020.

The average household income in Yonkers is $108,227 with a poverty rate of 13.2%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Yonkers is 39.1 years, 37 years for males, and 41 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 Yonkers was:

  • White: 42.92%
  • Other race: 20.61%
  • Black or African American: 18.67%
  • Two or more races: 11.52%
  • Asian: 5.54%
  • Native American: 0.73%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
Land Area (mi²)
18.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
11,352.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.09% (-6,510)
The current population of Yonkers, New York is 204,479 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 210,989.

Yonkers, New York Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White90,04442.92%
Other race43,23520.61%
Black or African American39,16018.67%
Two or more races24,17711.52%
Asian11,6175.54%
Native American1,5320.73%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander150.01%
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White

Other race

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Yonkers Population by Race

Yonkers Population Pyramid 2024

Yonkers Median Age

39.1

Total

37

Male

41

Female

Yonkers Adults

There are 166,048 adults, (35,449 of whom are seniors) in Yonkers.

Yonkers Age Dependency

60.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Yonkers Sex Ratio

Female107,68351.33%
Male102,09748.67%

Yonkers Population by Age

Yonkers Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All81,4702.5348.351.7
Married33,0143.460.639.4
Non Family30,4001.164456
Female13,3773.331.968.1
Male4,6793.093664
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3.24

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

48.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Yonkers Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Yonkers Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Yonkers Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.71%.

Yonkers Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$55,325

Average Earnings

$59,274

Average Male

$49,727

Average Female

Yonkers Earnings by Educational Attainment

Yonkers Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Yonkers Language

51.34% of Yonkers residents speak only English, while 48.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 33.46% of the population.

Yonkers Language

Yonkers Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic86,71513,67515.77%
Other43,0057,99418.59%
Black38,5527,34419.05%
White70,2724,7246.72%
Multiple23,9153,17513.28%
Asian11,4567106.2%
Native1,532714.63%
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13.2%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.06%

Male Poverty Rate

14.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yonkers

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yonkers is Black, with 19.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yonkers is Native, with 4.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.8%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.11%.

Yonkers Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.13%
High School14.72%
Some College9.25%
Bachelors or Greater4.92%
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Yonkers Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed46.2%
Male Unemployed24.71%
Female Employed5.89%
Male Employed3.73%
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Yonkers Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Yonkers Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Yonkers Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

39.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Yonkers Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Yonkers Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Yonkers Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Yonkers Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5,490

Number of Veterans

5,101

Male Veterans

389

Female Veterans

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Yonkers Veterans by War

count

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Yonkers Veterans by Age

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Yonkers Veterans by Race

Yonkers Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yonkers Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.8%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Yonkers Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Yonkers Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Yonkers Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

56.04%

Born in Yonkers

67.99%

Native Born

32.01%

Foreign Born

11.65%

Non Citizen

20.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

67.99% of Yonkers residents were born in the United States, with 56.04% having been born in New York. 11.65% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029195,374-1,821-0.92%
2028197,195-1,821-0.92%
2027199,016-1,821-0.91%
2026200,837-1,821-0.9%
2025202,658-1,821-0.89%
2024204,479-1,821-0.88%
2023206,300-1,821-0.87%
2022208,121-1,821-0.87%
2021209,942-1,047-0.5%
2020210,98910,3655.17%
2019200,6245190.26%
2018200,105900.04%
2017200,015-173-0.09%
2016200,1884250.21%
2015199,7632990.15%
2014199,4645960.3%
2013198,8687120.36%
2012198,1564670.24%
2011197,6891,1790.6%
2010196,5104240.22%
2000196,0868,0044.26%
1990188,082-7,269-3.72%
1980195,351-8,946-4.38%
1970204,29713,6637.17%
1960190,63437,83624.76%
1950152,79810,2007.15%
1940142,5987,9525.91%
1930134,64634,47034.41%
1920100,17620,37325.53%
191079,80331,87266.5%
190047,93115,89849.63%
189032,03313,14169.56%
188018,8926,15948.37%
187012,7334,51554.94%
18608,218
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Yonkers Population by Year