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Yonkers, NY

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Yonkers is the 4th most populous city in   New York state— behind New York City, Buffalo, and Rochester— and the most populous city in beautiful Westchester County. Yonkers borders the borough of the Bronx and is just two miles north of Manhattan. Fun fact: its name derives from the Dutch word for Esquire (“Jonkheer”).

Apartments in Yonkers NY

$2915-$7906

The Avalon
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$1215-$1878

Parkledge Apartments
Beds: 1-4
Baths: 1

$1195

$1195 One bedroom in Yonkers-125 Radford St
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

$1400

$1400 studio in Hastings On Hudson-28 Edgewood Ave
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

$2300

$2300 Three bedroom in Mount Vernon-Hartley Ave
Beds: 3
Baths: 2

$1325

$1325 One bedroom in Mount Vernon-North 3rd Ave
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Yonkers, NY is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.46%
  • 7.11%
  • 7.33%
  • Female
  • 7.27%
  • 7.54%
  • 6.56%
$1135
is average rent in Yonkers, NY
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 2.01%
  • 1.69%
  • 3.45%
38.72%
of units are available for rent in Yonkers
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 2196
  • 362
  • 1919
Getting Around in Yonkers, NY

Being so close to NYC, Yonkers has exceptional public transportation for commuters. The Bee-Line bus fleet services Westchester County and the MTA Metro-North Railroad connects Yonkers to the heart of New York City. Amtrak trains stop in Yonkers as well, so connecting to the rest of New York and beyond is a piece of cake. For traveling close to home, Yonkers is remarkably walkable. A personal car is always handy, but it's entirely possible to get around by foot, bike, bus, or train.

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The average commuter time in Yonkers is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.34%
  • 16.18%
  • 2.57%

History of Industry

<p>Yonkers was home to a number of key industries, including Otis Elevator Company for over 100 years; Alexander Smith and Sons Carpet Company, one of the premier carpet producing centers in the world, employing over 4,000 workers housed in 45 factories, and the Bakelite factory, where the first completely synthetic plastic was invented in 1906. Yonkers helped meet the need for supplies during WWII by turning the Smith factory into a blanket and tent manufacturer and had Otis Elevator converted to making tanks. The borough even took its independent tendencies and transmitted the first FM radio broadcast (on station W2XCR) and has also had the longest running pirate radio station.</p>

Yonkers Raceway

<p>Yonkers Raceway, founded in 1899 as the Empire City Race Track, is a one-half-mile, standard bred harness racing dirt track and New York state-approved slots racino located at the intersection of Central Park Avenue and Yonkers Avenue (Exit 2 off the New York State Thruway) in Yonkers, New York. It is currently owned by the five sons of the Pittsburgh Steelers football legend Art Rooney. Seabiscuit is just one of the famous thoroughbreds who have raced there. Among the notables races are the: Yonkers Trotters, Hudson Filly Trotters, Messengers Stakes, and New York Night of Champions. In 2006 Yonkers Raceway invested $225 million in renovations, installing more than 7,500 high-tech slot and video gaming machines.</p>