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"Queen City of the Hudson"

Yonkers is a city in Westchester County, in the New York metro area.

One tradition says the name derives from Dutch "Jonkheer's," for "the young lord's." Another (not necessarily conflicting) traces it to Jonkheer Van der Donck, landowner

The latitude of Yonkers is 40.931N. The longitude is -73.899W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 82 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 197,388.


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Median household income
Local
$44,663
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Yonkers demographic reports
Elisha Otis established Otis Elevator here in 1854
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 879. The number of murders and homicides was 13. The violent crime rate was 4.4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2004 movie, "The Manchurian Candidate"
· 1999 movie, "The Thomas Crown Affair"
· 2002 movie, "Unfaithful"
· 2002 movie, "Catch Me If You Can"
· 2004 movie, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"
· 2007 movie, "Across the Universe"
Census 2000 highlights: Among U.S. communities of at least 100,000 people, ranked No. 7 in monthly mortgage costs. The median here was $1,906
Well-known residents have included:
· Ella Fitzgerald, singer
· Erik Palladino, actor
· Jon Voight, actor, director
· Sid Caesar, comedian
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Chock Full o' Nuts, Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Sprain Ridge Park, Tibbetts Brook Park, Lenoir Preserve
Historic sites and museums: Hudson River Museum of Westchester, Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, Andrus Planetarium
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 125

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Neighborhoods in Yonkers include Park Hill ... More neighborhood info

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5% of Yonkers residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Yonkers ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Yonkers was $22,793, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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25% of Yonkers residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Yonkers, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $683.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,906.


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Libraries in Yonkers include Crestwood Branch, Getty Square Branch, Riverfront Library ... View libraries

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Westchester County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Yonkers political report.

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The average commute time for Yonkers workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 30 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Yonkers 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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