Municipalities in Westchester County

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Westchester County, New York, has 6 cities, 19 towns and 23 villages.[1]


Municipalities in Westchester County. New York

The six cities in the county are:

Name Population Area (mi2) Density
(Pop. per mi2)
Yonkers 195,976 20.3 4,187.5 1854
New Rochelle 77,062 13.2 6,973.5 1688
Mount Vernon 67,292 4.4 15,288
White Plains 56,853 9.9 5,820 1721 County seat
Peekskill 23,583 5.5 5,189.7 1816
Rye 15,720 20.0 2,710 Also the name of a town

Towns and villages[edit]

The county has 19 towns. Any land area in the county that is not contained in one of the cities is in a town. A town may contain zero, one or multiple villages. The towns of Harrison, Mount Kisco, and Scarsdale are coterminous with the village of the same name. Two villages are split between two towns - Briarcliff Manor crosses the border between Ossining town and Mount Pleasant, and Mamaroneck village straddles the boundary between Mamaroneck town and Rye town.

With the exception of the towns of Rye, Pelham, Harrison, Mount Kisco, and Scarsdale, all the towns contain area and residents which do not belong to any village. These areas may contain communities referred to as hamlets, or "unincorporated areas". Hamlets have no legal status and depend upon the town for all municipal government and services. There are also areas called census-designated places (CDPs), which are defined by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes only. A CDP may or may not correspond to a hamlet.

Because some municipalities have the same name, it is often necessary to indicate whether one is referring to the city, town, village, or hamlet. For example, the town of Rye is completely separate from the city of Rye. Pelham is the name of a town and also of a village in the town. The village of Mamaroneck is located partially in the town of Mamaroneck and partially in the town of Rye, but has nothing to do with the city of Rye.

All of the towns have Justice Courts, and some of the villages do as well.

The towns are listed as follows:

  • Town
    • Villages (if any), one per bullet
    • CDPs (if any), all listed on a single bullet
    • Communities not in a village or CDP (if any), all listed on a single bullet
(The list of towns, villages, and CDPs is complete. The listing of additional communities should not be considered complete.)


  1. ^ Municipality Websites Listed By County, retrieved 2007-08-04