Yonkers, New York
|Yonkers, New York|
|Corporation of the City of Yonkers|
View of Yonkers from the New Jersey Palisades in 2013
|Nickname(s): The Central City, The City of Gracious Living, The City of Seven Hills, The City with Vision, The Sixth Borough, The Terrace City|
Location in Westchester County and the State of New York
|• Body||Yonkers City Council|
|• Mayor||Mike Spano (D)|
|• Total||20.30 sq mi (52.57 km2)|
|• Land||18.01 sq mi (46.65 km2)|
|• Water||2.28 sq mi (5.92 km2)|
|Elevation||82 ft (25 m)|
|• Total||195,976 US: 113th|
|• Estimate (2016)||200,807|
|• Density||11,148.51/sq mi (4,304.41/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||10701, 10702 (post office), 10703, 10704, 10705, 10707 (shared with Tuckahoe, NY), 10708 (shared with Bronxville, NY), 10710|
|GNIS feature ID||0971828|
Yonkers borders the New York City borough of The Bronx and is 2 miles (3 km) north of Manhattan. Broadway runs through all three, and railroads also connect them to Grand Central Terminal. The Bronx River separates Yonkers from Mount Vernon, New York on the east. The Hudson River is on the west. The city's best-known attraction is Yonkers Raceway, a harness racing track. There is a large shopping area along Central Park Avenue. It is sometimes called "Central Avenue" by area residents.
Sources[change | change source]
- "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.