Westchester County, New York Population 2020

Westchester County, New York's estimated population is 964,278 with a growth rate of -0.17% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Westchester County, New York is the 7th largest county in New York.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020964,278-1,667-0.17%
2019965,945-1,667-0.17%
2018967,612-1,667-0.17%
2017969,279-1,277-0.13%
2016970,5561,3360.14%
2015969,2201,8130.19%
2014967,4072,6020.27%
2013964,8055,0760.53%
2012959,7293,4640.36%
2011956,2655,6340.59%
2010950,63175,7658.66%
1990874,8668,2670.95%
1980866,599-27,505-3.08%
1970894,10485,21310.53%
1960808,891183,07529.25%
1950625,81652,2589.11%
1940573,55852,61110.10%
1930520,947176,51151.25%
1920344,43661,38121.69%
1910283,05598,79853.62%
1900184,25737,48525.54%
1890146,77237,78434.67%
1880108,988-22,360-17.02%
1870131,34831,85132.01%
186099,49741,23470.77%
185058,2639,57719.67%
184048,68612,23033.55%
183036,4563,81811.70%
182032,6382,3667.82%
181030,2722,89910.59%
180027,3733,37014.04%
179024,0030.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.17%
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Founded
1683
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Westchester County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White630,59265.09%
Black or African American142,44314.70%
Some Other Race104,25210.76%
Asian57,4105.93%
Two or More Races29,7973.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,0590.42%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2620.03%
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Westchester County, New York Population Pyramid 2020

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Westchester County, New York Median Age

40.8


Total

39.1


Male

42.5


Female

Westchester County, New York Adults

There are 751,715 adults, (158,902 of whom are seniors) in Westchester County, New York.

Westchester County, New York Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Westchester County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

499,917

51.60%

Male

468,898

48.40%

Westchester County, New York Households and Families

Westchester County, New York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Westchester County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76%24%
All61.3%38.7%
Non Family48.1%51.9%
Female41.2%58.8%
Male40.6%59.4%

61.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All347,3322.7161.3
Married179,6543.476
Non Family107,7171.248.1
Female43,3703.3441.2
Male16,5913.4240.6

3.31

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Westchester County, New York Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade42,5446.39%
9th to 12th Grade38,7855.82%
High School Graduate130,26819.56%
Some College91,97713.81%
Associates Degree41,4876.23%
Bachelors Degree159,69823.98%
Graduate Degree161,19924.21%
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Westchester County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White382,287360,485226,049
Hispanic142,57499,52032,832
Black96,58682,71930,079
Other Race63,88842,25510,697
Asian41,69738,43229,430
Multiple Races12,07210,2885,266
Native American2,6991,854521
Islander22216955

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.30%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 70.58%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,439$64,656$47,094
Less Than High School$23,546$26,541$17,881
High School Grad$32,789$40,413$26,238
Some College$42,902$51,676$36,892
Bachelors Degree$72,511$91,362$58,918
Graduate Degree$99,156$130,649$77,775

$54,439

Average Earnings

$64,656

Average Male

$47,094

Average Female

Westchester County, New York Language

Westchester County, New York Language by Age

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Westchester County, New York Language

66.70% of Westchester County, New York residents speak only English, while 33.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.84% of the population.

Westchester County, New York Poverty

Westchester County, New York Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic230,54737,68516.35%
White512,22424,4874.78%
Black136,02120,60115.15%
Other102,79117,55117.07%
Asian56,7634,4647.86%
Multiple28,8882,4818.59%
Native3,89856714.55%
Islander2302912.61%

9.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.20%

Male Poverty Rate

10.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Westchester County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Westchester County, New York is Other, with 17.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Westchester County, New York is White, with 4.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.83%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.31%
High School12.23%
Some College8.03%
Bachelors or Greater3.24%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.12%
Male Unemployed21.00%
Female Employed4.67%
Male Employed3.53%

Westchester County, New York Income

Westchester County, New York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$92,758$148,770
Families$119,798$180,735
Married Families$146,266$213,567
Non Families$48,707$73,140
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Westchester County, New York Marital Status

Westchester County, New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Westchester County, New York Married by Age and Sex

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Westchester County, New York 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.

Westchester County, New York Marital Status by Race

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Westchester County, New York Veterans

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29,185

Number of Veterans

27,908

Male Veterans

1,277

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9,519
Korea4,330
World War II3,216
Second Gulf War2,936
First Gulf War2,919
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Age Group Veterans
75+12,128
65 to 747,730
35 to 544,435
55 to 643,309
18 to 341,583
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Name Veterans % of Total
White23,5914.72%
Black3,8133.42%
Hispanic3,0841.84%
Other7420.99%
Asian4691.02%
2 or More4252.80%
Indian1334.36%
Hawaiian125.00%

Westchester County, New York Veterans by Education

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6.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Westchester County, New York Employment Status

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65.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

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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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59.62%

Born in New York

74.44%

Native Born

25.56%

Foreign Born

11.82%

Non Citizen

13.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.44% of Westchester County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 59.62% having been born in New York. 11.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990