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White Plains is a city in Westchester County, in the New York metro area.
It is the county seat.
The name is an English translation of the Indian term for the area, which meant "white marshes."
The latitude of White Plains is 41.033N. The longitude is -73.763W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 213 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 55,900.
Sections below provide additional information and links about White Plains demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Westchester County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New York area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 10605 ZIP code.
7% of White Plains residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the White Plains ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in White Plains was $33,825, compared with $21,587 nationally.
41% of White Plains residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in White Plains, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $828. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,329.
Libraries in White Plains include White Plains Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in White Plains include White Plains Journal News
Westchester County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our White Plains political report.
White Plains restaurants taking online reservations include Blue, Mighty Joe Young's, Morton's, the Steakhouse - White Plains, Mulino's, Trotter's ... View restaurants
The average commute time for White Plains workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in White Plains between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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