Yonkers, New York Population 2021

201,344
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Yonkers is a city located in Westchester County New York. With a 2020 population of 201,344, it is the 4th largest city in New York (after New York City, Buffalo, and Rochester) and the 119th largest city in the United States . Yonkers is currently growing at a rate of 0.24% annually and its population has increased by 2.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 195,976 in 2010. Yonkers reached it's highest population of 204,297 in 1970. Spanning over 20 miles, Yonkers has a population density of 11,178 people per square mile.

The average household income in Yonkers is $90,984 with a poverty rate of 14.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,383 per month, and the median house value is $403,900. 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 Yonkers was:

  • White: 52.04%
  • Black or African American: 19.91%
  • Other race: 16.79%
  • Asian: 6.48%
  • Two or more races: 4.04%
  • Native American: 0.70%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Yonkers, New York is 201,344 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 199,883.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 195,976.

Yonkers, New York Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White104,05452.04%
Black or African American39,81419.91%
Some Other Race33,56616.79%
Asian12,9566.48%
Two or More Races8,0834.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,4070.70%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander880.04%
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Yonkers Population by Race

Yonkers Population Pyramid $2021

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Yonkers Median Age

39


Total

37


Male

40.6


Female

Yonkers Adults

There are 156,774 adults, (33,075 of whom are seniors) in Yonkers.

Yonkers Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Yonkers Sex Ratio

Female

104,248

52.13%

Male

95,720

47.87%

Yonkers Population by Age

Yonkers Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Yonkers Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61.1%38.9%
All46.1%53.9%
Non Family39.5%60.5%
Male35.7%64.3%
Female29%71%

46.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Yonkers Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All74,8972.6346.1
Married29,9713.5161.1
Non Family27,4241.1639.5
Female12,5433.4129
Male4,9593.4535.7

3.38

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

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Yonkers Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade11,2688.17%
9th to 12th Grade13,1749.55%
High School Graduate34,44924.98%
Some College21,97615.93%
Associates Degree10,7897.82%
Bachelors Degree26,16818.97%
Graduate Degree20,10214.57%
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Yonkers Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Yonkers Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White56,94950,97123,741
Hispanic47,26033,27510,194
Black26,13221,6717,290
Other Race20,61614,1643,263
Asian9,4698,3995,367
2+ Races4,2103,5121,440
Native American895491139
Islander7355

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.50%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.68%.

Yonkers Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,738$52,053$42,275
Less Than 9th Grade$26,242$30,802$19,185
High School Graduate$34,540$41,094$25,961
Some College$42,270$52,171$33,281
Bachelors Degree$64,869$68,589$63,319
Graduate Degree$75,806$91,107$69,150

$46,738

Average Earnings

$52,053

Average Male

$42,275

Average Female

Yonkers Earnings by Educational Attainment

Yonkers Language by Age

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Yonkers Language

52.15% of Yonkers residents speak only English, while 47.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.04% of the population.

Yonkers Language

Yonkers Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic75,94414,76719.44%
Black39,2048,08520.62%
Other33,2556,76320.34%
White72,0805,5447.69%
Asian12,8181,53411.97%
Multiple8,0041,22515.30%
Native1,34517813.23%
Islander731520.55%

14.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.59%

Male Poverty Rate

16.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yonkers

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yonkers is Black, with 20.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yonkers is White, with 7.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.32%.

Yonkers Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.71%
High School15.96%
Some College9.42%
Bachelors or Greater5.21%

Yonkers Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed36.24%
Male Unemployed23.02%
Female Employed6.14%
Male Employed4.80%

Yonkers Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Yonkers Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,849$90,984
Families$79,522$106,541
Married Families$103,849-
Non Families$40,652$59,609
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Income by Household Type

Yonkers Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.9%

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 55-64, 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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5,635

Number of Veterans

5,382

Male Veterans

253

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,656
Korea884
First Gulf War782
Second Gulf War650
World War II442

Yonkers Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+2,230
65 to 741,240
35 to 54901
55 to 64871
18 to 34393

Yonkers Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,0914.77%
Hispanic1,1672.13%
Black9313.09%
Other Race2921.21%
Asian1561.47%
2+ Races1442.87%
Native American212.05%

Yonkers Veterans by Race

Yonkers Veterans by Education

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9.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yonkers Veterans by Education

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63.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

6.6%

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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57.55%

Born in Yonkers

68.62%

Native Born

31.38%

Foreign Born

12.15%

Non Citizen

19.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

68.62% of Yonkers residents were born in the United States, with 57.55% having been born in New York. 12.15% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021201,3444870.24%
2020200,8574870.24%
2019200,3704870.24%
2018199,883100.01%
2017199,873-204-0.10%
2016200,0774100.21%
2015199,6673000.15%
2014199,3675980.30%
2013198,7697120.36%
2012198,0574730.24%
2011197,5841,1770.60%
2010196,4073210.02%
2000196,0868,0040.42%
1990188,082-7,269-0.38%
1980195,351-8,946-0.45%
1970204,29713,6630.69%
1960190,63437,8362.24%
1950152,79810,2000.69%
1940142,5987,9520.58%
1930134,64634,4703.00%
1920100,17620,3732.30%
191079,80331,8725.23%
190047,93115,8984.11%
189032,03313,1415.42%
188018,8926,1594.02%
187012,7334,5154.48%
18608,2180.00%

Yonkers Population by Year