A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Yonkers, New York
Welcome to Yonkers ...
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.
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 ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 11 May 2021