City of Yonkers

YONKERS, NEW YORK — Demographics*

POPULATION: 196,886 (2011 Census Figures)
AREA: 18.3 Square Miles- 4 1/2 Miles Waterfront
RELATIVE SIZE: Fourth Largest City in New York State
FORM OF CITY GOVERNMENT: Elected Strong Mayor, Council President & 6 Council members
PUBLIC SCHOOLS: 39
PRIVATE SCHOOLS: 21
COLLEGES: 4 (including two Seminaries)
PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS: 70 parks and playgrounds, 57 ball fields, 24 tennis courts, 16 senior citizen centers, a skating rink, a rifle and pistol range, an indoor pool and 4 community centers
GOLF COURSES: 2 (Dunwoodie & Sprain Lake)
LIBRARIES: 3 branches (Larkin Plaza, Will, Crestwood)
MUSEUM/PLANETARIUM: Hudson River Museum/Andrus Planetarium
HOSPITALS: 2 (601 Beds); St. John’s Riverside, St. Joseph’s/Medical Center
POSTAL FACILITIES: 5
HOTELS/MOTELS: 6
MEDIA: 1 Daily Newspaper, 2 Weekly Newspaper, Cablevision of Westchester, Verizon Fios, 2 Municipal Access Channel
SHOPPING MALLS: 17
BANKS: 14 (Over 40 Branches)
RAIL SERVICE: Metro North
AIRPORTS: 4 within a 20-40 minute radius

*courtesy of the Yonkers Chamber of Commerce