Yorktown Heights, New York

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Yorktown Heights, New York
Census-designated place
A small train station with Tudor Revival architecture
The New York and Putnam Railroad station in Yorktown
Location of Yorktown Heights, New York
Location of Yorktown Heights, New York
Coordinates: 41°16′38″N 73°46′53″W / 41.27722°N 73.78139°W / 41.27722; -73.78139Coordinates: 41°16′38″N 73°46′53″W / 41.27722°N 73.78139°W / 41.27722; -73.78139
Country United States
State New York
County Westchester
Government
 • Town Supervisor-Elect Michael Grace
Area
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 492 ft (150 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,781
 • Density 1,900/sq mi (740/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 10598
Area code(s) 914
FIPS code 36-84088[1]
GNIS feature ID 0971839[2]
Website www.yorktownny.org

Yorktown Heights is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Yorktown in Westchester County, New York, United States. The population was 1,781 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

The Yorktown Heights Railroad Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[4]

Geography[edit]

Yorktown Heights is located at 41°16′38″N 73°46′53″W / 41.27722°N 73.78139°W / 41.27722; -73.78139 (41.277347, -73.781290).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2).[6]

Like much of northern Westchester County, Yorktown is largely hilly and wooded. A popular hiking destination is Turkey Mountain, maintained by the Yorktown Land Trust.

Climate data for Yorktown Heights, New York
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 67
(19)
73
(23)
85
(29)
95
(35)
94
(34)
94
(34)
100
(38)
100
(38)
95
(35)
87
(31)
79
(26)
73
(23)
100
(38)
Average high °F (°C) 33.9
(1.1)
37.0
(2.8)
46.5
(8.1)
58.0
(14.4)
69.2
(20.7)
77.1
(25.1)
81.9
(27.7)
80.2
(26.8)
72.7
(22.6)
61.8
(16.6)
50.0
(10)
38.8
(3.8)
58.92
(14.98)
Average low °F (°C) 17.6
(−8)
19.3
(−7.1)
28.1
(−2.2)
38.4
(3.6)
48.8
(9.3)
57.6
(14.2)
62.7
(17.1)
61.1
(16.2)
53.4
(11.9)
42.2
(5.7)
33.6
(0.9)
23.8
(−4.6)
40.55
(4.75)
Record low °F (°C) −15
(−26)
−10
(−23)
0
(−18)
14
(−10)
30
(−1)
38
(3)
46
(8)
39
(4)
32
(0)
20
(−7)
11
(−12)
−9
(−23)
−15
(−26)
Precipitation inches (mm) 4.06
(103.1)
3.09
(78.5)
4.20
(106.7)
4.39
(111.5)
4.84
(122.9)
4.21
(106.9)
4.63
(117.6)
4.55
(115.6)
4.75
(120.7)
4.09
(103.9)
4.51
(114.6)
3.81
(96.8)
51.13
(1,298.7)
Snowfall inches (cm) 10.6
(26.9)
10.0
(25.4)
7.1
(18)
2.2
(5.6)
.1
(0.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
.3
(0.8)
1.5
(3.8)
6.2
(15.7)
38.0
(96.5)
Avg. precipitation days 11.2 9.1 11.0 12.0 12.4 11.3 10.2 10.1 9.6 9.3 10.7 11.4 128.3
Avg. snowy days 5.0 4.4 3.2 .8 0 0 0 0 0 .1 1.0 3.7 18.2
Source #1: NOAA (1971−2000)[7]
Source #2: The Weather Channel (records)[8]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,972 people, 2,629 households, and 2,163 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,399.3/mi² (540.0/km²). There were 2,661 housing units at an average density of 467.1/mi² (180.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.49% White, 2.41% African American, 0.06% Native American, 4.69% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.59% of the population.

There were 2,629 households out of which 44.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.0% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.7% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $88,648, and the median income for a family was $97,580. Males had a median income of $61,365 versus $50,261 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $32,349.

Business[edit]

IBM's Watson computer at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Yorktown Heights is home to the main site of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center.

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