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Time Zone: Westchester County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of White Plains is the Seat for Westchester County.

Westchester County is one of the original counties of New York and was founded in 1683.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Westchester had a population of 955,962 people. This is an increase of 3.52% since the last Census (which gave a population of 923,459 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Westchester represented 4.87% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 62 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010949,113+2.78%-0.72% since 2009
2009955,962+3.52%+0.65% since 2008
2008949,835+2.86%+0.35% since 2007
2000923,459The Last Census

More information can be found on the Westchester County Census Page for Westchester County.


Below are some of the communities located in Westchester County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Westchester County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Yonkers   201,066196,0862.54% increase  
Greenburgh   90,29686,7644.07% increase  
New Rochelle   74,28172,1822.91% increase  
Mount Vernon   68,81568,3810.63% increase  
White Plains   57,46853,0778.27% increase  

Websites for Westchester County

Official Website:   www.westchestergov.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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