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Westchester County, New York (NY)

County population in 2014: 972,634 (97% urban, 3% rural); it was 923,459 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 149,162
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 64,726
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 202,765
Renter-occupied apartments: 133,344 (it was 134,377 in 2000)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

47%

Land area: 433 sq. mi.

Water area: 67.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 2247 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Westchester County: 153.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.2%), Educational, health and social services (18.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Westchester County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (57.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (21.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (13.3%)
  • Asian alone (5.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
New York median age:  38.0 years
Males: 467,978  (48.1%)
Females: 504,656  (51.9%)

Westchester County,NY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Westchester County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $84,220 ($63,582 in 1999)

This county:

$84220
New York:

$57369

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,204 (lower quartile is $922, upper quartile is $1,616)
This county:

$1204
State:

$992


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $493,800 (it was $285,800 in 2000)
Westchester:

$493,800
New York:

$277,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $319,100 - $730,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $723,025
Here:

$723,025
State:

$328,266

Townhouses or other attached units: $454,761
Here:

$454,761
State:

$477,144

In 2-unit structures: $459,751
Here:

$459,751
State:

$441,340

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $349,636
Here:

$349,636
State:

$551,450

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $244,873
Here:

$244,873
State:

$715,153

Mobile homes: $93,654
Here:

$93,654
State:

$57,967
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $3,161
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $1,001

Institutionalized population: 13,258
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Health of residents in Westchester County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is significantly better than average.
78.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
45.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
88.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
80.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 188 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 156 pounds. This is about average.
7.7% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1287 buildings, average cost: $271,300
  • 2001: 1090 buildings, average cost: $285,800
  • 2002: 1049 buildings, average cost: $282,500
  • 2003: 826 buildings, average cost: $295,500
  • 2004: 898 buildings, average cost: $331,300
  • 2005: 780 buildings, average cost: $338,200
  • 2006: 434 buildings, average cost: $493,000
  • 2007: 464 buildings, average cost: $446,300
  • 2008: 321 buildings, average cost: $485,400
  • 2009: 177 buildings, average cost: $517,500
  • 2010: 175 buildings, average cost: $544,800
  • 2011: 192 buildings, average cost: $790,400
  • 2012: 189 buildings, average cost: $429,100
  • 2013: 264 buildings, average cost: $500,200
  • 2014: 296 buildings, average cost: $656,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $10,001 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $10,001 (2.1%)

Westchester County household income distribution in 2009 Westchester County home values distribution Westchester County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.7%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.4% for Black residents, 17.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.6% for American Indian residents, 37.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.3% for other race residents, 12.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.7%
Westchester County:

9.7%
New York:

16.0%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.4% for Black residents, 17.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.7% for American Indian residents, 37.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.3% for other race residents, 11.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Westchester County is $1132 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1316 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1587 a month.

Cities in this county include: Yonkers, Greenburgh, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, White Plains, Mount Pleasant, Cortlandt, Yorktown, Port Chester, Harrison.

Westchester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Bedford town751.81.2 - 2.71512 - 18
Cortlandt town16565 - 82725 - 30
Eastchester town5122 - 41613 - 19
Greenburgh town2291.41.0 - 1.91211 - 14
Harrison town6732 - 52320 - 27
Lewisboro town6054 - 72824 - 33
Mamaroneck town9643 - 62522 - 29
Mount Kisco town271.91.0 - 3.21612 - 20
Mount Pleasant town1481.71.2 - 2.41412 - 17
Mount Vernon city3731 - 42318 - 27
New Castle town1351.51.0 - 2.11311 - 15
New Rochelle city1301.51.0 - 2.11210 - 14
North Castle town6043 - 62723 - 31
North Salem town5243 - 62622 - 31
Ossining town751.81.1 - 2.61310 - 16
Peekskill city2232 - 52419 - 30
Pelham town2021 - 41813 - 23
Pound Ridge town2964 - 92924 - 35
Rye city3421 - 31714 - 22
Rye town5832 - 41815 - 21
Scarsdale town871.50.8 - 2.21512 - 18
Somers town6332 - 52723 - 32
White Plains city1060.60.3 - 1.2107 - 12
Yonkers city14122 - 31513 - 17
Yorktown town16332 - 42017 - 22
Westchester county21303 17 

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Neighboring counties: Duchesne County, Utah , Union County, New Jersey , Mahoning County, Ohio , Lee County, Iowa , Wells County, Indiana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 52,847
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 40.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 205,429 (42% naturalized citizens)

Westchester County:

22.2%
Whole state:

20.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 45,189
  • 1990 to 1994: 33,995
  • 1985 to 1989: 32,129
  • 1980 to 1984: 22,018
  • 1975 to 1979: 13,549
  • 1970 to 1974: 15,085
  • 1970 to 1974: 13,249
  • 1965 to 1969: 30,215

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.9%

Westchester County marital status for males Westchester County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 156,704
  • One, attached: 18,644
  • Two: 30,867
  • 3 or 4: 30,907
  • 5 to 9: 19,759
  • 10 to 19: 14,692
  • 20 or more: 77,666
  • Mobile homes: 152
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 54

Housing units in Westchester County with a mortgage: 102,480 (8,017 second mortgage, 14,399 home equity loan, 368 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 45,752

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Westchester County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic435,590100
Other75,029114
Mainline Protestant46,854176
Evangelical Protestant28,915209
Black Protestant17,81438
Orthodox5,45816
None339,453-
Westchester County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 417
Westchester County:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 71
This county:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 111
Westchester County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 904
This county:

9.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Westchester County:

7.6%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Westchester County:

19.1%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.8%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Westchester County:

Average size of farms: 77 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $68,637
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $7019.11
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 83.21%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.63%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $92,095
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.13%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.99%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $64,567
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 55.81%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.00
Vegetables: 209 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 241 acres

Earthquake activity:

Westchester County-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 202.2 miles away from Westchester County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 237.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 127.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 202.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 228.1 miles away from Westchester County center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 126.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New YorkSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 13, 2010 to March 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1899): April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1899, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New YorkSevere Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1692): April 24, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1692, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New YorkSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1650): July 1, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1650, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New YorkHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3262): September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New YorkSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 2, 2005 to April 4, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1589): April 19, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1589, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New YorkPower Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 16, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3186): August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3186, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • New YorkSnowstorm, Incident Period: February 17, 2003 to February 18, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3184): March 27, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3184, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • New YorkVirus Threat, Incident Period: May 22, 2000 to November 1, 2000, Emergency Declared (EM-3155): October 11, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3155, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New YorkHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 16, 1999 to September 18, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1296): September 19, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1296, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New YorkHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 16, 1999 to September 18, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3149): September 18, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3149, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Westchester County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzards: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Landslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (9%)
  • Italy (8%)
  • Jamaica (8%)
  • Dominican Republic (5%)
  • Ecuador (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • Colombia (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Westchester County (%):

  • Italian (21%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (5%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • Russian (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • Polish (3%)

Westchester County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 261,742 (62%)
  • Carpooled: 40,384 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 21,481 (5%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 225 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6,650 (2%)
  • Railroad: 55,587 (13%)
  • Ferryboat: 31 (0%)
  • Taxi: 2,761 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 158 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 472 (0%)
  • Walked: 17,180 (4%)
  • Other means: 2,076 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 16,305 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Westchester County, New York in 2000:

  • 6,911 people in nursing homes
  • 5,145 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 4,923 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,494 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,032 people in religious group quarters
  • 831 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 564 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 564 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 516 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 376 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 337 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 243 people in other group homes
  • 226 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 148 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 96 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 92 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 45 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 37 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 29 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 16 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 15 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 9 people in halfway houses
  • 3 people in institutions for the blind

People in group quarters in Westchester County, New York in 2010:

  • 10,113 people in college/university student housing
  • 6,643 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2,813 people in state prisons
  • 1,947 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 1,515 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 1,336 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,164 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 1,120 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 537 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 447 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 250 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 243 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 230 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 170 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 151 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 25 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $105,139.

4.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($82,812 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
New York average:

5.06%


0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,375 average AGI)
Westchester County:

0.09%
New York average:

0.08%

2.92% relocated from other counties in New York ($49,184 average AGI)
1.69% relocated from other states ($31,253 average AGI)
Westchester County:

1.69%
New York average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bronx County, NY  1.11% ($50,059 average AGI)
from New York County, NY  0.58% ($156,680)
from Queens County, NY  0.27% ($66,065)
from Kings County, NY  0.22% ($81,728)
from Fairfield County, CT  0.21% ($98,871)
from Putnam County, NY  0.16% ($63,530)
from Dutchess County, NY  0.12% ($58,253)


5.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($78,312 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
New York average:

5.46%


0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,699 average AGI)
Westchester County:

0.10%
New York average:

0.11%

2.48% relocated to other counties in New York ($31,807 average AGI)
2.45% relocated to other states ($43,807 average AGI)
Westchester County:

2.45%
New York average:

2.38%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to New York County, NY  0.62% ($94,545 average AGI)
to Bronx County, NY  0.55% ($38,164)
to Fairfield County, CT  0.42% ($139,328)
to Putnam County, NY  0.22% ($64,473)
to Queens County, NY  0.20% ($48,061)
to Kings County, NY  0.19% ($47,920)
to Dutchess County, NY  0.18% ($67,542)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Westchester County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Westchester County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Westchester County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Westchester County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Westchester County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 142,159 (126,953 aged, 15,206 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 17,006 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Westchester County, New York in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (16793)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (6991)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (6538)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (3704)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (2745)
  • Unspecified dementia (2732)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (2644)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2630)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (2573)
  • Congestive heart failure (2488)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.27
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12758.42
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 372.540
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38642.93

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1285.390
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 784.110
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14.14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 95.33
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81.74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 20.62
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 3301.633

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 44.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 13.8
  • Suffocation - 12.9
  • Poisoning - 6.5
  • Fall - 4.1
  • Other - 6.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 920,409
  • In family households: 787,571 (154,325 male householders, 82,094 female householders)
    177,077 spouses, 289,201 children (277,229 natural, 5,836 adopted, 6,136 stepchildren), 13,465 grandchildren, 12,621 brothers or sisters, 11,677 parents, 16,923 other relatives, 23,097 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 132,838 (45,065 male householders (36,259 living alone)), 65,748 female householders (58,355 living alone)), 22,025 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 28,704 (13,258 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 85,912 2-persons, 55,798 3-persons, 53,637 4-persons, 25,393 5-persons, 9,290 6-persons, 6,389 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 94,614 1-person, 13,136 2-persons, 1,630 3-persons, 759 4-persons, 328 5-persons, 194 6-persons, 152 7-or-more-persons.

167,242 married couples with children.
43,170 single-parent households (7,022 men, 36,148 women).

71.6% of residents of Westchester County speak English at home.
14.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
9.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $5,331,397,000 ($5657 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $121,092,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,107,534,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,400,548,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $25,124,000
Federal grants: $1,228,072,000
Federal procurement contracts: $207,102,000 ($88,238,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $363,017,000 ($13,336,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $36,356,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $96,803,000
Federal Government insurance: $742,699,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 67,375
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 38,493
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +37,751
Here:

+40 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -47,704
Here -51 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Westchester County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 125.53 millions of gallons per day (6% from ground, 94% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.7
State:

3.6

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,906
  • 2000 to 2004: 20,509
  • 1990 to 1999: 16,856
  • 1980 to 1989: 27,062
  • 1970 to 1979: 34,422
  • 1960 to 1969: 47,829
  • 1950 to 1959: 70,057
  • 1940 to 1949: 31,512
  • 1939 or earlier: 119,077
Rooms in houses/apartments in Westchester County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 770
  • 2 rooms: 2,479
  • 3 rooms: 12,293
  • 4 rooms: 17,720
  • 5 rooms: 24,086
  • 6 rooms: 33,816
  • 7 rooms: 34,209
  • 8 rooms: 32,435
  • 9+ rooms: 44,957
  • 1 room: 8,679
  • 2 rooms: 15,053
  • 3 rooms: 37,740
  • 4 rooms: 36,913
  • 5 rooms: 20,371
  • 6 rooms: 8,681
  • 7 rooms: 3,037
  • 8 rooms: 1,780
  • 9+ rooms: 2,123
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Westchester County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 1,193
  • 1 bedroom: 16,949
  • 2 bedrooms: 36,768
  • 3 bedrooms: 72,771
  • 4 bedrooms: 52,095
  • 5+ bedrooms: 22,989
  • no bedroom: 10,715
  • 1 bedroom: 53,578
  • 2 bedrooms: 45,217
  • 3 bedrooms: 19,377
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,847
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,643
Cars and other vehicles available in Westchester County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 10,595
  • 1 vehicle: 59,515
  • 2 vehicles: 93,272
  • 3 vehicles: 29,041
  • 4 vehicles: 7,816
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,526
  • no vehicle: 40,610
  • 1 vehicle: 61,070
  • 2 vehicles: 26,886
  • 3 vehicles: 4,283
  • 4 vehicles: 839
  • 5+ vehicles: 689

64% of Westchester County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in New York.

Westchester County:

64.2%
State average:

64.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 584946
  • Northeast: 50023
  • Midwest: 18120
  • South: 37148
  • West: 9706

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $293,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Westchester County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (47.1%)
  • Utility gas (45.4%)
  • Electricity (5.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (46.8%)
  • Utility gas (36.0%)
  • Electricity (12.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16,180
Here:

15.2%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8,237
Here:

16.6%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 19,662
Here:

50.9%
New York:

38.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Westchester County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $50,354,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $50,151,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $38,771,000
    General - Other: $29,462,000
    Sewerage: $16,220,000
    Parks and Recreation: $12,986,000
    Police Protection: $10,977,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,618,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,198,000
    Health - Other: $2,080,000
    Water Utilities: $61,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $591,179,000
    General - Other: $355,490,000
    Health - Other: $275,139,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $155,566,000
    Correctional Institutions: $105,590,000
    Other Higher Education: $92,491,000
    Sewerage: $63,796,000
    Solid Waste Management: $58,790,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $57,264,000
    General Public Buildings: $47,200,000
    Parks and Recreation: $42,958,000
    Central Staff Services: $40,799,000
    Transit Utilities: $30,332,000
    Police Protection: $28,714,000
    Corrections - Other: $28,673,000
    Air Transportation: $27,400,000
    Water Utilities: $7,792,000
    Financial Administration: $7,466,000
    Electric Utilities: $5,321,000
    Regular Highways: $3,954,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $3,563,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $876,000
    Libraries: $837,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $506,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $53,217,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $68,290,000
    Financial Administration: $1,356,000
    Other Higher Education: $0
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $194,683,000
    Transit Utilities: $53,664,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,838,000
    Sewerage: $1,774,000
    Police Protection: $962,000
    Air Transportation: $932,000
    Other Higher Education: $369,000
    Parks and Recreation: $290,000
    Central Staff Services: $264,000
    Health - Other: $246,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $243,000
    Water Utilities: $195,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $165,000
    Correctional Institutions: $158,000
    Corrections - Other: $45,000
    Regular Highways: $32,000
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000
    General Public Building: $11,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $651,480,000

Westchester County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $562,994,000
    All Other: $143,986,000
    Air Transportation: $34,825,000
    Higher Education - Other: $34,494,000
    Parks and Recreation: $30,588,000
    Solid Waste Management: $26,967,000
    Sewerage: $3,183,000
    Parking Facilities: $541,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,100,000
    Education: $2,239,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,268,000
    Highways: $641,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $46,196,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $23,771,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,619,000
    Rents: $762,000
    Special Assessments: $384,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $5,351,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,219,000
    Water Utilities: $456,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $244,897,000
    Health and Hospitals: $115,916,000
    All Other: $47,803,000
    Transit Utilities: $37,208,000
    Education: $34,937,000
    Highways: $2,743,000
  • Tax - Property: $607,391,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $406,913,000
    Other Selective Sales: $19,439,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $6,366,000
    Other License: $986,000

Westchester County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,169,323,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,140,642,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $349,903,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $339,673,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,772,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $272,091,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $33,525,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $23,295,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $85,000,000
    Beginning: $83,900,000

Westchester County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $56,034,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $466,736,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $340,673,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 15,952
  • Number of aged recipients: 3,731
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 12,221
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,808
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 8,481
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 5,663
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 5,746
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 7,590
Westchester County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Westchester County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 219 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED783$388,7744,673$376,4008,267$354,292402$246,89393$2,147,430283$400,4593$237,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED79$382,114547$405,2051,368$391,463112$132,87515$1,680,80062$350,5972$325,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED310$378,0031,170$324,8325,300$396,182507$141,47723$747,217361$310,9428$100,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN197$385,574627$365,5122,824$390,109106$265,72616$2,588,250116$417,4482$368,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS45$374,822229$345,0041,121$392,72493$181,6881$242,00054$370,8520$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 194 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED571$273,299111$328,0453$161,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED208$275,32759$366,0173$294,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED205$267,83468$394,2212$330,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN80$236,62527$340,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS31$328,9685$323,8001$338,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Westchester County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8,71681.3 years
John8,50274.7 years
Joseph5,85675.2 years
William5,30874.6 years
Anna3,86782.8 years
James3,86372.6 years
Margaret3,63080.0 years
Helen3,60480.8 years
Frank3,46476.0 years
George3,26775.3 years
Most common last names in Westchester County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,60675.9 years
Brown1,06975.0 years
Johnson1,05475.6 years
Williams93872.6 years
Miller84078.0 years
Jones67774.7 years
Murphy62276.6 years
Kelly51376.8 years
Davis49077.0 years
Anderson47676.1 years
Businesses in Westchester County, NY
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven13Jones New York21
A&P21Journeys2
ALDO4Justice3
AMF Bowling1KFC11
AT&T13Kincaid2
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kmart2
Abercrombie Kids1Kohl's4
Ace Hardware2La Quinta2
Advance Auto Parts3La-Z-Boy3
Aeropostale4Lane Bryant1
American Eagle Outfitters5Lane Furniture2
Ann Taylor8LensCrafters5
Apple Store1Macy's3
Applebee's10Marriott7
Ashley Furniture1Marshalls8
Audi2MasterBrand Cabinets52
AutoZone5McDonald's25
Avenue2Men's Wearhouse3
BMW3Motherhood Maternity4
Bakers3New Balance18
Bally Total Fitness1New York & Co3
Banana Republic3Nike66
Barnes & Noble3Nissan6
Baskin-Robbins12Nordstrom2
Bath & Body Works4Office Depot1
Bebe2OfficeMax1
Bed Bath & Beyond5Old Navy3
Ben & Jerry's6Outback2
Blockbuster5Outback Steakhouse2
Brooks Brothers1Pac Sun2
Brookstone3Panera Bread6
Budget Car Rental1Papa John's Pizza3
Buffalo Wild Wings3Pathmark3
Burger King11Payless11
Buybuy BABY1Penske5
CVS42PetSmart4
Cache1Pier 1 Imports4
Casual Male XL3Pizza Hut3
Catherines1Pottery Barn1
Charlotte Russe3Pottery Barn Kids1
Chevrolet4Quiznos1
Chico's2RadioShack17
Chipotle1Ramada1
Cinnabon 1Raymour & Flanigan1
Clarks1Red Lobster1
Cold Stone Creamery5Rite Aid9
Coldwater Creek1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Comfort Inn1SAS Shoes4
Costco3Sam's Club1
Crate & Barrel1Sears9
Curves7Sephora1
DHL13Sheraton1
Deb1Soma Intimates1
Decora Cabinetry11Spencer Gifts1
Domino's Pizza7Sprint Nextel20
DressBarn9Staples10
Dressbarn9Starbucks28
Dunkin Donuts59Stop & Shop12
Express3Subaru5
Extended Stay America1Subway26
Famous Footwear2T-Mobile8
FedEx150T.G.I. Driday's3
Finish Line3T.J.Maxx5
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Taco Bell3
Foot Locker6Talbots4
Ford4Target3
Forever 213The Athlete's Foot1
GNC18The Cheesecake Factory2
GameStop14The Limited1
Gap7The Room Place3
Goodwill4Torrid1
Gymboree3Toyota5
H&M3Toys"R"Us9
H&R Block20Trader Joe's3
Haagen-Dazs3True Value17
Harmon Face Values3U-Haul20
Haworth1UPS182
Hilton3Vans3
Holiday Inn2Verizon Wireless9
Hollister Co.2Victoria's Secret5
Home Depot5Volkswagen3
Honda4Walgreens9
Hot Topic1Walmart2
Hyundai3Wendy's6
IHOP3Wet Seal1
J. Jill1White Castle1
J.Crew2Whole Foods Market1
JoS. A. Bank3YMCA9
Johnny Rockets2

Westchester County on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"