Yonkers, New York

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Yonkers, New York
City
Corporation of the City of Yonkers
View of Yonkers from the New Jersey Palisades in 2013
View of Yonkers from the New Jersey Palisades in 2013
Flag of Yonkers, New York
Flag
Official seal of Yonkers, New York
Seal
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
Location in Westchester County and the State of New York
Coordinates: 40°56′29″N 73°51′52″W / 40.94139°N 73.86444°W / 40.94139; -73.86444
Country  United States
State  New York
County Westchester
Founded 1646 (village)
Incorporated 1872 (city)
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Body Yonkers City Council
 • Mayor Mike Spano (D)
Area[1]
 • 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)
Population (2010)
 • Total 195,976 US: 113th
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 200,807
 • Density 11,148.51/sq mi (4,304.41/km2)
Demonym(s) Yonkersonian
Yonkersite
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
Area code(s) 914
FIPS code 36-84000[3]
GNIS feature ID 0971828[4]
Website www.yonkersny.gov

Yonkers is the 4th largest city in the American state of New York. It is the southwestern part of Westchester County

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]

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  2. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.