B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    NG
  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
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$382,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,227
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

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
    262
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    179
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    187
    525
  • Theft
    673
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$59,049
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Yonkers is a large city in itself, although considered a rapidly-developing suburb of New York City. Cross County Shopping Center is the nations first outdoor mall and we have other malls as well. Central Avenue has been known for generations for major shopping on all budgets. There are tons of delicious places to eat and activities suitable for everyone, indoors and out.

Our waterfront has experienced a building boom. The pier itself has all kinds of upgrades and additions, including an extremely popular restaurant on top, The Dolphin. I was just on a river cruise yesterday with the Kawanis Club of Riverdale and it was amazing.

We have a lot of public and private schools, tremendous hospitals and doctors, including my own!

Although our infrastructure need some real work, under Yonkers' own Mike Spano (Mayor) a very great many things have been accomplished.

Shout out to Mayor Mike and the wonderful city and businesses in Yonkers, New York.
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Growing up in one of Yonkers most crime infested neighborhoods exposed me to all of the paths in life I did not want to follow. The sub-par quality of Yonkers public school systems pushed me to work even harder to escape my negative environment. As I became older and more cognizant, I noticed many of the disparities across the city of Yonkers. The most perceptible were the disproportionate amount of improvements being made in crime- ridden areas versus the affluent. This dilemma heightened my interest in governmental accounting. I knew that many changes could be made towards progressing past this problem. I also knew that I wanted to be a part of this transformation.
Yonkers is a very diverse area, consisting of many ethnicities, age groups and people. It excels in the diversity of people and the kindness of people. However it lacks funding in Public schools and has some impoverish communities in which crime occurs. It makes up for this however in its relative proximity to Manhattan and the boroughs of New York. Yonkers has amazing small business within the community and has many attractions the allow it to shine above other neighboring communities. Although within Yonkers the people are genuine, ethnically diverse, and has many attractions, its crime and lack of federal funding within public schools only allows it to garner 3 stars.