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Welcome to Yonkers ...

The city of Yonkers is located in Westchester County<1>.

When the people of Yonkers refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Yonkersite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Yonkers has a population of 200,370 people<3> (see below for details).

Yonkers was established in 1646.

The community of Yonkers is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Websites for Yonkers ...

Official Website:   www.cityofyonkers.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.westchester.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Yonkers had an population of 200,370 people. This is an increase of 2.24% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Yonkers had a population of 195,976 people (which is 20.65% of the total population of Westchester County). This makes Yonkers the county's most populous community.

The population of Yonkers represents 1.01% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 195,976 people, the population of Yonkers has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 196,086 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Yonkers.

Adding Yonkers to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Yonkers in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Yonkers elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Yonkers on a Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Yonkers on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Yonkers ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Yonkers - they are located in Georgia, Maryland and Oklahoma.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Yonkers.

Communities near Yonkers ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Yonkers.

  • New York [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [New York County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Yonkers
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,336,817 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Yonkers
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<6>
  • Newark [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark [Essex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Yonkers
    • Estimated population in 2019: 282,011 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Jersey City [Hudson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey City
    • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Yonkers
    • Estimated population in 2019: 262,075 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • North Hempstead [Nassau County]
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      • North Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Yonkers
      • Estimated population in 2019: 230,933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
    • Paterson [Passaic County]
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      • Paterson [Passaic County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Yonkers
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145,233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paterson
    • Ramapo [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramapo
      • Ramapo [Rockland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Yonkers
      • Estimated population in 2019: 137,406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramapo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramapo
    • Greenburgh [Westchester County]
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      • Greenburgh [Westchester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Yonkers
      • Estimated population in 2019: 90,989 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenburgh
    • Clarkstown [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkstown
      • Clarkstown [Rockland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Yonkers
      • Estimated population in 2019: 86,237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkstown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkstown
    • Clifton [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Yonkers
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85,052 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Yonkers. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Yonkers.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Yonkers. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Yonkers.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Yonkers. Our list includes 29 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Yonkers.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Yonkers ...

Looking for more information about Yonkers? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Yonkers, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Yonkers.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Westchester County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Yonkers: www.cityofyonkers.com/

The official website for Westchester County: www.westchestergov.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Westchester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Yonkers refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Yonkers may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Yonkers.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Yonkers - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Yonkers) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Yonkers. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Yonkers

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yonkers. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9319, Longitude: -73.8990    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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