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Overview

Introduction to Yorktown Heights, New York

Yorktown Heights, New York, in Westchester County, is 16 miles N of White Plains, New York and 38 miles N of New York, New York. The town has a population of 7,972.

Yorktown Heights History

Stephanus Van Cortlandt bought area land from local Native Americans in 1683. Following America's decisive victory at Yorktown, Virginia during the Revolutionary War, the community was named Yorktown. It was officially incorporated in 1788. Yorktown Heights is a census designated place in the town of Yorktown.

Yorktown Heights and nearby Attractions

  • Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
  • Maritime Aquarium
  • Yorktown Museum
  • Mohansic State Park
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park
  • Bartlett Arboretum

Things To Do In Yorktown Heights

Yorktown Heights offers easy access to a number of historic sites and museums, including the Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden, the West Point Museum, the John Jay Homestead Historic Site and the Van Cortlandt Manor. The 305-acre Seth Low Pierrepont State Park Reserve offers hiking, fishing and boating opportunities. The Maritime Aquarium, Bartlett the Arboretum and Splashdown theme park are some of the popular attractions in the area. The community also hosts the Yorktown Grange Fair every September.

Yorktown Heights Transportation

Air transportation is available from Westchester County Airport.

Yorktown Heights Higher Education

Mercy College-Yorktown Heights Branch Campus is located in Yorktown Heights. Pace University-Pleasantville Briarcliff, SUNY Westchester Commmunity College, Iona College and SUNY College at Purchase are some of the other nearby colleges.

People

Total Population 2,290
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 1,327
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 52.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.6%
Median Earnings25+ $44,063
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $43,517
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,479

Wealth

Median Family Income $96,304
% Above Poverty Level 99%
% Below Poverty Level 1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 12.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,536
Median House Value $454,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.6%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 10.6%

Yorktown Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles N of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 38 miles N of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10598
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.27
Longitude -73.778

Yorktown Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station YORKTOWN HEIGHTS 1 W
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches
Station WEST POINT
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches
Station WESTCHESTER CO AP
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Yorktown Heights, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Yorktown (10598)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

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Location Population Median Family Income
Crompond 2,364 $149,107
Lake Mohegan 5,514 $119,875
Lincolndale 1,629 $108,238
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Yorktown Heights High Schools

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YORKTOWN HS
2727 CROMPOND RD
914-243-8050
Serves 1,342 students.

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3407 OLD YORKTOWN RD
914-245-3382
A Non-traditional School
Serves 28 students.

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