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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Yorktown Heights is a suburb of New York City with a population of 1,623. Yorktown Heights is in Westchester County. Living in Yorktown Heights offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Yorktown Heights and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Yorktown Heights are highly rated.
About Yorktown Heights...
Population
1,623

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$369,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,068
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Yorktown Heights 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    2%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    6%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Yorktown Heights

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,634
National
$55,322
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Yorktown Heights Reviews

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Yorktown Heights is a very nice town, it’s family oriented and I feel safe when I’m walking with my children around town! The town has a lot of activities for everyone. I love the fact that everywhere we go my kids bump into their friends. The school here is top rated and my kids since they started coming here have excelled in their grade. It is a little expensive to live here but I feel that we get fir what we pay for, amazing schools, family friendly town, safety and s very good community over all.
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Yorktown Heights is a mid-size suburban town an hour away from New York City via the Metro North train. It's a relatively neighborhood, quiet, with lots of wildlife parks and biking/hiking trails for the nature-lover. There are also a lot of large shopping centers nearby, e.g., Danbury mall, Woodbury Commons (outlet mall), Somers Commons, Beach Shopping Center (has a Multiplex Cinema, WalMart, B&N, Home Depot, and more) and several large chain groceries that make it very convenient and good area to live in. The only downside is that Yorktown does not have its own train station. The nearest ones are at least a 20 minute drive, and then there's the matter of having to pay for parking because of not being a resident of that town, which is a hassle and can get expensive for those wishing to commute to the city for work or for fun.
I have been a homeowner in Yorktown Heights for over 11 years. I have 4 children in the school district and love it. My neighbors are great and the area is safe and has a small-town feeling. Since I have lived here they have added full day Kindergarten, Town ball drop for New Year’s Eve, Teen Center in town, Holiday light parade and the town mall now has undergone improvements. We would love to see more sidewalks in town for the kids and elderly to walk around. Residents need to continue eating and shopping local to keep the business district alive, looking forward to some changes in progress. Amazon is wonderful but we need to remember the mom and pop stores. Plan to live here forever, my kids are already asking who gets the house!