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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population1,623
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens23.5%
Employed Population 16+758
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married47.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.9%
Median Earnings25+$37,772
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,895

Wealth

Median Family Income$101,905
% Above Poverty Level93.7%
% Below Poverty Level6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,068
Median House Value$369,200

Ancestry

Italian55.1%
German10.8%
Irish8.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.1%
English5.7%
Danishn5.4%
Polish3.4%
Russian2.6%
French Except Basque2.6%
Ukrainian2%
Hungarian1.9%
Scottish0.9%
Czech0.9%
Trinidad Tobago0.7%
West Indian0.7%
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Yorktown Heights Almanac

CategoryValue
County Westchester County
Standard Zip Codes10598
Phone Area Codes914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.27
Approximate Longitude-73.78

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)

StationYORKTOWN HEIGHTS 1 W
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.1 inches
StationWEST POINT
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 62 F
Annual Precip50.5 inches
StationWESTCHESTER CO AP
Distance14.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 36 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip50.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Crompond2,333$146,458
Lake Mohegan5,921$129,375
Lincolndale1,651$140,804
Shenorock2,071$125,972
Shrub Oak2,356$106,141

Yorktown Heights Public Schools

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
3477 Kamhi Dr
ZIP: 10598
(914) 245-7444
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Brookside School
2285 Broad St
ZIP: 10598
(914) 243-8000
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Crompond School
2901 Manor St
ZIP: 10598
(914) 243-8000
Middle
Total Enrollment 515
Lakeland-copper Beech Middle School
3417 Old Yorktown Rd
ZIP: 10598
(914) 245-1885
Middle
Total Enrollment 1356
Mildred E Strang Middle School
2701 Crompond Rd
ZIP: 10598
(914) 243-8000
Middle
Total Enrollment 808
Mohansic School
704 Locksley Rd
ZIP: 10598
(914) 243-8000
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
Putnam-westchester Boces
200 Boces Dr
ZIP: 10598
(845) 248-2301
Other
Total Enrollment 314
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
3636 Gomer St
ZIP: 10598
(914) 245-4802
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Yorktown High School
2727 Crompond Rd
ZIP: 10598
(914) 243-8000
High
Total Enrollment 1224

Yorktown Heights Private Schools

Bright Beginnings Pre School Learning Center
1974 Commerce St
ZIP: 10598
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
Our Montessori School
2300 Crompond Rd
ZIP: 10598
Elementary
Total Enrollment 223
Soundview Preparatory School
370 Underhill Ave
ZIP: 10598
Secondary
Total Enrollment 65
St Patrick School
117 Moseman Rd
ZIP: 10598
Elementary
Total Enrollment 234
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