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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Yonkers is a suburb of New York City with a population of 200,999. Yonkers is in Westchester County. Living in Yonkers offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Yonkers there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Yonkers and residents tend to be liberal.
About Yonkers...
Population
200,999

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$380,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,292
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Yonkers Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    245.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    4
    6.1
  • Rape
    17.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    134.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    178.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    734.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    90.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Yonkers

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,399
National
$55,322
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We have good parks for the kids (we have kids under 10) diversity is amazing, real estate taxes are still reasonable, public schools are thick with red tape & nepotism. And as far as a solid education, as a parent you need to be forceful and picky about WHICH YPS you are going to send your children to and you need to be extra vigilant about how you will get your child into the better public school.
If you reside in the downtown the area near the waterfront is being developed at an accelerating rate and what we call gentrification is in full swing.
Crime in the downtown area around the waterfront, specifically getty square is primarily a residence for low income minorities/recent immigrants.
Some of the neighborhoods in downtown Yonkers are considered “unsavory” because of the population/high precedence of inner city crime/drugs/gangs & assorted ills of inner city life.
The more suburban areas of Yonkers such as the Crestwood Section of Yonkers are almost like a separate enclave.
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Yonkers has beautiful sights to see. The city can be rough and dirty in some areas but that happens in most cities. The scenery is very pretty. There are alot of hills and beautiful trees. Alot of shopping. The people are fun, there are alot of artists and entrepreneurs. The history is rich and the parks are expanding. The waterfront near the Hudson river is amazing! It's super convienent; only 20-30 minutes to drive to NYC, accessible by most major highways/parkways, the 4 train is nearby, there is a water taxi to NYC, Amtrack and two MetroNorth lines have stops in Yonkers/Fleetwood. Great place for families, great place to start a business, great place for creativity and exploring.
I moved in a year ago, the people are definitely friendly around my neighborhood, the sanitation crew is friendly, they made sure we familiarized ourselves with garbage pick-up days, my neighbor also worked for them and gave us a recycling bin. We have firefighters and police station about five minutes away, always responsive and courteous. Our church, Sacred Heart is very warm, welcoming, and I'm not a very religious person but the pastors are fantastic! Great location to raise a family. It is easier to commute around if you have a car.