Yonkers, New York

city in Westchester County, New York, United States

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Yonkers
Saw Mill River, Getty Square (2023)
Saw Mill River, Getty Square (2023)
Flag of Yonkers
Official seal of Yonkers
Nicknames: 
The Central City, The City of Gracious Living, The City of Seven Hills, The City with Vision, The Sixth Borough, The Terrace City
Location of Yonkers in Westchester County, New York
Location of Yonkers in Westchester County, New York
Map
Interactive map of Yonkers
Coordinates: 40°56′29″N 73°51′52″W / 40.94139°N 73.86444°W / 40.94139; -73.86444
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyWestchester
Founded1646 (village)
Incorporated1872 (city)
Government
 • TypeStrong mayor–council
Area
 • Total20.27 sq mi (52.49 km2)
 • Land18.01 sq mi (46.63 km2)
 • Water2.26 sq mi (5.85 km2)
Elevation
82 ft (25 m)
Population
 • Total211,569
 • RankUS: 107th NY: 3rd
 • Density11,749.92/sq mi (4,536.75/km2)
Demonym(s)Yonkersonian
Yonkersite
Yonker
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
10701, 10702 (post office), 10703–10705, 10707 (shared with Tuckahoe, NY), 10708 (shared with Bronxville, NY), 10710, 10583 (shared with Scarsdale, NY)
Area code914
FIPS code36-84000[3]
GNIS feature ID0971828[4]
Websitewww.yonkersny.gov

Yonkers is the 3rd largest city in the American state of New York. It is the southwestern part of Westchester County

Yonkers borders the New York City borough of The Bronx and is 2 miles (3 km) north of Manhattan. Broadway runs through all three, and railroads also connect them to Grand Central Terminal. The Bronx River separates Yonkers from Mount Vernon, New York on the east. The Hudson River is on the west. The city's best-known attraction is Yonkers Raceway, a harness racing track. There is a large shopping area along Central Park Avenue. It is sometimes called "Central Avenue" by area residents.

Sources change

  1. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 19, 2022. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. "QuickFacts: Yonkers city, New York". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2024.
  3. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 9, 2021. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Archived from the original on February 12, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2008.