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Yonkers, New York (NY) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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15.4% of Yonkers, NY residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 8.4% greater than the poverty level of 14.1% across the entire state of New York. Taking into account residents not living in families, 15.8% of high school graduates and 40.7% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 16.0% among disabled males and 19.5% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 87.7%. For comparison, it was 51.5% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Yonkers, NY

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Yonkers:

15.4%
Whole state:

14.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Yonkers:

7.1%
Whole state:

6.4%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Yonkers:

16.0%
New York:

18.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 22.5% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Yonkers:

28.1%
New York:

29.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Yonkers:

19.5%
New York:

23.0%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 22.3% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Yonkers:

27.9%
New York:

31.0%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

87.7%
Residents above poverty level:

51.5%

Poverty by age in Yonkers, NY

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Yonkers
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Yonkers,NY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 23.0%Under 5 years
  • 44.1%5 years
  • 21.9%6 to 11 years
  • 22.2%12 to 14 years
  • 36.1%15 years
  • 33.6%16 and 17 years
  • 16.3%18 to 24 years
  • 8.8%25 to 34 years
  • 14.7%35 to 44 years
  • 9.7%45 to 54 years
  • 11.6%55 to 64 years
  • 6.6%65 to 74 years
  • 9.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Yonkers
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Yonkers,NY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 26.5%Under 5 years
  • 12.1%5 years
  • 25.6%6 to 11 years
  • 27.3%12 to 14 years
  • 30.0%15 years
  • 9.4%16 and 17 years
  • 16.3%18 to 24 years
  • 18.6%25 to 34 years
  • 17.9%35 to 44 years
  • 11.9%45 to 54 years
  • 12.9%55 to 64 years
  • 6.9%65 to 74 years
  • 13.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Yonkers, NY
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Yonkers,NY (% below half of poverty level)
  • 15.3%Under 5 years
  • 15.8%5 years
  • 15.5%6 to 11 years
  • 12.7%12 to 14 years
  • 11.4%15 years
  • 11.3%16 and 17 years
  • 10.9%18 to 24 years
  • 8.2%25 to 34 years
  • 7.5%35 to 44 years
  • 4.7%45 to 54 years
  • 4.0%55 to 64 years
  • 2.8%65 to 74 years
  • 4.1%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Yonkers, NY

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Yonkers, NY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Yonkers, NY (%)
  • 6.4%White
  • 22.6%Black
  • 30.6%American Indian
  • 14.0%Asian
  • 27.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 20.8%Other race
  • 11.6%2+ races
  • 19.2%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Yonkers, NY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Yonkers, NY (absolute numbers)
  • 4,741White
  • 8,176Black
  • 237American Indian
  • 2,150Asian
  • 14Native Hawaiian
  • 7,164Other race
  • 9012+ races
  • 14,821Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 15.5%Below poverty level
  • 84.5%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 15.1%Below poverty level
  • 84.9%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Yonkers, NY

Children below poverty level:
Yonkers, New York:

24.6%
State:

19.4%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Yonkers:

15.8%
New York:

18.3%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Yonkers:

40.7%
New York:

44.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 29.8%Married-couple family
  • 11.5%Male, no wife present
  • 58.7%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Yonkers not in families by work experience
  • 3.4%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 20.5%Worked part-time
  • 76.0%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 3.2%One full-time, other part-time
  • 17.8%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 7.0%Both worked part-time
  • 31.0%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 41.0%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.9%1995 to 1998
  • 1.9%1990 to 1994
  • 2.2%1980 to 1989
  • 5.9%1970 to 1979
  • 18.6%1960 to 1969
  • 27.2%1950 to 1959
  • 12.7%1940 to 1949
  • 30.7%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.2%1999 to 2000
  • 0.7%1995 to 1998
  • 1.1%1990 to 1994
  • 2.7%1980 to 1989
  • 7.4%1970 to 1979
  • 16.2%1960 to 1969
  • 26.4%1950 to 1959
  • 11.6%1940 to 1949
  • 33.8%1939 or earlier
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