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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  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-
Yonkers is a suburb of New York City with a population of 199,725. 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. The public schools in Yonkers are above average.
About Yonkers...
Population
199,725

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$379,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,252
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

Yonkers Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    243
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    202
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    209
    500
  • Theft
    751
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    124
    284
Home Security Options for Yonkers
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  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,272
National
$55,322
Children
18%
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
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Yonkers Reviews

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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.
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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.
I’ve only lived in Yonkers for 3 years and love it! It’s on the border of NYC & the Hudson, great views, restaurants, bars, markets, art scene, and is wonderfully diverse. It’s a big city & like all cities, contains sketchy areas, but the safe areas are safe. IMO it’s the only location in Westchester with many restaurants as good (food & vibe) as the city. For people with 1 or 2 kids, Yonkers is only a couple miles from some of the best private schools in the country. While the local schools have a mixed rep, I’ve been to some for weekend rec programs (great) with my kids and they seem nice to me - Dodson has a beautiful theatre & stage. Plus museums, great pizza, kayaking on the Hudson, pleasant drive along the river to neighboring towns - I prefer it to Brooklyn, actually.