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Population Density

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau

What does this measure?

The number of people per square mile of land area.

Why is this important?

Population density gives an indicator of individual lifestyle, community life, availability of land, and often, the intensity of private development and government services, which tend to be higher in more densely populated areas.

How is Westchester County performing?

Westchester County had a 2019 population density of 2,247 people per square mile, well above the state average of 413 per square mile and the U.S. average of 93 per square mile. Since both New York State and the United States have large areas of open land mixed with some densely populated areas, a better comparison is to similar counties.

Among comparison counties, Westchester has the second highest population density, behind Nassau (4,767) and higher than Rockland (1,878).

Parts of the county differ dramatically in population density. The most densely populated areas include Mount Vernon with 15,362 people per square mile, Port Chester with 12,511, Yonkers with 11,124, and Tuckahoe with 10,952.

Notes about the data

None.

Population Density
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Westchester County2,1452,1632,1722,1732,1732,1682,1632,1682,1772,1932,2042,2212,2292,2402,2462,2502,2532,2522,2492,247
Nassau County4,6894,6984,7064,7074,7014,6814,6554,6454,6564,6804,7074,7304,7424,7514,7594,7604,7644,7694,7694,767
Putnam County416421427430432432431432432433433433433432432431429429429427
Rockland County1,6541,6761,6941,7081,7161,7221,7261,7391,7611,7801,7971,8191,8291,8411,8511,8621,8641,8721,8771,878
New York State403405406407407406405406408410411414415416417417417416414413
Mount Vernon15,59815,64915,64115,58415,50415,39815,30015,26615,27015,31615,35515,45415,47515,54115,56015,57515,56715,50315,43215,362
New Rochelle6,9827,0767,1317,1627,1887,2007,2117,2537,3107,3897,4517,5077,5687,6587,6667,6737,6777,6417,6167,590
Peekskill5,1115,1745,2095,2275,2375,2385,2415,2665,3055,3595,4005,4365,4425,4705,4775,4815,4825,4945,5375,562
Rye City2,5692,5982,6122,6192,6202,6182,6172,6272,6432,6672,6842,7002,7032,7162,7192,7212,7182,7062,6942,681
White Plains5,4275,5025,5475,5735,5945,6055,6155,6495,6965,7595,8075,8405,8475,8875,8965,9255,9235,9635,9385,934
Yonkers10,88310,94010,95210,92910,89110,83410,78210,77510,79510,84410,88310,97010,99611,03511,06911,08511,10811,09711,09711,124
Westchester County Towns
Bedford486486485482479475471468467467469472474480479482480479478475
Cortlandt9859991,0081,0131,0181,0201,0231,0291,0381,0501,0591,0671,0741,0781,0801,0821,0831,0821,0801,077
Eastchester6,5136,5676,5906,5926,5846,5646,5496,5606,5886,6346,6616,7056,7146,7496,7696,7756,7756,8306,8086,781
Greenburgh2,8752,8952,9032,9012,8972,8872,8782,8802,8892,9072,9182,9412,9752,9902,9983,0073,0273,0293,0183,005
Harrison1,4391,4711,4931,5091,5271,5431,5551,5751,5951,6211,6381,6491,6551,6621,6711,6661,6671,6661,6651,727
Lewisboro445448449448447444442442443446447450451453455456456455453451
Mamaroneck4,3524,3794,3874,3814,3684,3484,3304,3314,3424,3654,3794,4084,4164,4384,4654,4714,4784,4604,4444,433
Mount Kisco3,2993,3523,3833,4043,4193,4283,4393,4643,4983,5433,5433,5663,5703,5893,5933,5993,5973,5813,5643,549
Mount Pleasant1,5761,5861,5891,5871,5861,5821,5761,5761,5801,5881,5931,6081,6111,6131,6201,6361,6401,6411,6401,637
New Castle753758759758756752749749751755758765766770772773777774771768
North Castle452460465469471473475479485491499503505509510512515513512513
North Salem242243243242241240238238238239240242242243243243243242241240
Ossining3,1563,1833,1983,2003,2063,2043,1983,2063,2183,2403,2543,2753,2703,2753,2833,2533,2463,2323,2733,258
Pelham5,4575,5175,5485,5635,5665,5615,5605,5815,6175,6695,6995,7385,7455,7715,7805,7865,7855,7615,7395,746
Pound Ridge208212214215216216217219221223225227227228229229229228227227
Scarsdale2,6032,6142,6142,6062,5942,5772,5622,5582,5612,5702,5712,5962,6132,6312,6462,6632,6772,6832,6842,683
Somers618631638644649653657664672682692703703707714716718733731728
Yorktown9899939949929889829779769789829859919939981,0001,0021,002998994990
Westchester County Villages
Ardsley3,2153,2513,2703,2793,2813,2793,2773,2893,3113,3423,3103,3363,3423,3583,3643,4133,4223,4053,3973,403
Briarcliff Manor1,2831,2941,3001,3001,3021,3011,2981,3011,3061,3151,3181,3291,3281,3281,3331,2641,2531,2501,3651,359
Bronxville6,7706,7816,7686,7346,6956,6436,5936,5686,5586,5676,5206,5606,5646,5946,6026,6096,6066,7186,6886,661
Buchanan1,5991,6111,6161,6161,6131,6071,6021,6041,6111,6211,6191,6301,6311,6391,6421,6421,6441,6411,6381,630
Croton-on-Hudson1,5901,6171,6341,6461,6551,6611,6681,6811,6991,7221,7381,7491,7501,7621,7631,7651,7631,7571,7501,744
Dobbs Ferry4,3764,4094,4264,4254,4294,4234,4114,4184,4314,4594,4974,5254,5344,5554,5684,5744,5754,5554,5354,540
Elmsford4,4464,4794,4904,4884,4784,4614,4454,4504,4674,4944,5324,5664,5944,6014,6094,6274,8395,0755,0635,049
Village of Harrison1,4391,4711,4931,5091,5271,5431,5551,5751,5951,6211,6381,6491,6551,6621,6711,6661,6671,6661,6651,727
Hastings-on-Hudson3,9864,0114,0194,0144,0053,9893,9743,9763,9854,0074,0164,0414,0394,0674,0764,0744,0754,0594,0424,023
Irvington2,3982,4002,3952,3812,3652,3442,3252,3152,3112,3142,3142,3302,3392,3512,3572,3602,3612,3542,3432,334
Larchmont5,6155,6235,6135,5845,5465,5005,4565,4355,4305,4385,4435,4755,4875,5215,6605,6695,6835,6575,6465,652
Village of Mamaroneck5,8015,8525,8765,8815,8785,8665,8545,8685,8955,9395,9646,0036,0116,0426,0526,0646,0816,0666,0466,035
Village of Mount Kisco3,2993,3523,3833,4043,4193,4283,4393,4643,4983,5433,5433,5663,5703,5893,5933,5993,5973,5813,5643,549
Village of Ossining7,6917,7587,7947,7997,8157,8107,7957,8137,8447,8997,9357,9827,9607,9737,9928,0007,9957,9567,9167,859
Village of Pelham7,6957,8157,8887,9387,9717,9928,0188,0768,1568,2588,2768,3278,3378,3708,3858,3948,3988,3628,3338,380
Pelham Manor4,0764,0984,1044,0974,0824,0614,0434,0414,0504,0704,1094,1414,1454,1664,1734,1764,1714,1564,1384,121
Pleasantville3,9513,9573,9513,9323,9103,8823,8523,8393,8343,8393,8733,9033,9063,9273,9353,9373,9393,9473,9593,974
Port Chester11,96812,08912,14812,16912,17212,15512,14212,18112,24912,35112,42912,51112,52912,58912,61512,63612,65112,61012,57012,511
Rye Brook2,4952,5372,5622,5802,5942,6032,6132,6342,6612,6962,7112,7282,7312,7402,7462,7542,7632,7522,7732,773
Village of Scarsdale2,6032,6142,6142,6062,5942,5772,5622,5582,5612,5702,5712,5962,6132,6312,6462,6632,6772,6832,6842,683
Sleepy Hollow4,1904,2504,2844,3064,3194,3264,3354,3624,4004,4514,4894,5214,5274,5484,6284,6314,6204,6004,5794,568
Tarrytown3,7883,8153,8273,8253,8233,8133,8013,8063,8163,8393,8413,8683,8783,8973,9103,9193,9243,9083,8973,886
Tuckahoe10,49510,59410,64210,65610,65110,62710,61010,64010,69710,78310,86610,93310,95811,00511,04011,04711,04210,98811,00210,952

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Figures are people per square mile.




Total Population
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Westchester County923,621931,577935,219935,799935,457933,401931,426933,414937,449944,201949,218956,262959,585964,567967,044968,773970,267969,689968,213967,506
Nassau County1,334,6251,337,0861,339,5721,339,7611,337,9641,332,3181,324,9051,322,0481,325,1291,332,0881,339,8801,346,2231,349,6161,352,1931,354,7051,354,8401,355,9521,357,2931,357,5341,356,924
Putnam County95,73197,05598,26398,96499,46899,57599,35799,45499,53799,66699,65499,82799,62599,57299,43899,18598,76198,85698,81498,320
Rockland County286,794290,613293,728296,224297,562298,737299,390301,668305,413308,652311,691315,452317,196319,284321,119322,919323,258324,622325,522325,789
New York State18,977,02619,082,83819,137,80019,175,93919,171,56719,132,61019,104,63119,132,33519,212,43619,307,06619,378,14419,499,24119,572,93219,624,44719,651,04919,654,66619,633,42819,589,57219,530,35119,453,561
Mount Vernon68,38268,60468,57068,32267,97067,50667,07466,92766,94267,14567,31667,75167,84468,13368,21368,28168,24567,96667,65567,345
New Rochelle72,26573,23773,80574,12774,39474,52074,63875,07275,66076,47177,11577,70178,32879,26579,34279,41979,45579,08478,82278,557
Peekskill22,32422,60022,75122,83122,87422,87822,89223,00323,17323,40823,58923,74323,77223,89223,92323,94123,94423,99624,18724,295
Rye City15,04115,20615,29015,32915,33915,32415,31915,37815,47515,61515,71115,80715,82415,89815,91615,92815,91415,84215,76915,695
White Plains53,14153,88054,31654,57354,77854,88054,98255,31855,77656,39556,86657,18357,25557,64757,73358,02058,00058,38858,14158,109
Yonkers196,025197,045197,259196,853196,160195,139194,200194,085194,431195,326196,026197,584198,057198,769199,367199,667200,077199,873199,883200,370
Westchester County Towns
Bedford18,08418,07518,02517,90517,80717,66517,50017,41317,35117,34617,43617,55817,63217,85817,81817,90317,83817,82417,76417,651
Cortlandt38,66639,23039,57139,78039,95940,05840,15440,42040,77241,24341,58541,88442,15542,33242,38942,46642,52942,47342,41242,294
Eastchester31,60831,86931,98031,99131,95231,85731,78031,83531,97132,19532,32732,54032,58132,75332,85232,88132,87933,14633,04032,906
Greenburgh87,06387,68087,91587,86387,72787,43387,14387,22787,49888,02488,37389,06690,10090,56390,79491,05491,65991,73091,39290,989
Harrison24,11424,65325,02225,29725,60525,86126,07426,40226,74527,17527,45827,63427,74327,85628,00927,92527,94927,93527,90528,943
Lewisboro12,36212,43312,45212,43212,39012,32812,27412,27212,30112,36312,40812,48512,51012,56912,61912,64612,66412,62112,57312,522
Mamaroneck28,95929,13529,18829,14929,06428,93428,81428,81728,88929,04329,13829,33029,38129,53229,71329,75329,79429,67829,57029,495
Mount Kisco10,03710,19610,29110,35410,40110,42810,46210,53910,64210,77710,77910,84810,86010,91810,93110,94710,94110,89210,84110,795
Mount Pleasant43,24143,51143,61643,56243,53343,40543,23843,25843,34843,57443,71844,13444,21944,26344,46044,89245,00245,04545,01544,933
New Castle17,45017,55717,58917,56517,51317,43217,36017,36217,40717,50017,57117,71917,75217,85417,88117,91718,00717,93417,87117,801
North Castle10,79310,98111,09911,18111,24511,28911,33911,43611,56211,72111,89811,99112,03912,13312,16812,21112,27512,23212,21512,231
North Salem5,1615,1805,1815,1635,1455,1155,0855,0765,0775,0935,1275,1595,1595,1785,1825,1875,1865,1625,1475,124
Ossining36,52336,83837,00737,02837,10437,08137,00837,09537,23537,49537,65137,89937,83937,89937,99437,64137,56837,40337,87237,702
Pelham11,85311,98312,05112,08312,09012,07912,07712,12212,20012,31212,37912,46412,47812,53412,55512,56712,56412,51312,46612,481
Pound Ridge4,7194,7924,8364,8654,8864,8984,9124,9474,9955,0585,0885,1285,1415,1665,1755,1835,1855,1665,1495,129
Scarsdale17,33617,40717,40917,35717,27317,16217,06417,03717,05417,11817,12417,29017,40017,52317,62017,73617,82817,87017,87417,871
Somers18,33318,69118,92419,09519,24719,36019,47419,67119,91220,21120,51620,82720,85320,95021,16921,22221,27321,73421,65821,574
Yorktown36,23136,40036,42736,33636,20036,00035,81135,77535,82235,97236,09536,31536,37736,58136,62836,70336,71636,56036,41836,269
Westchester County Villages
Ardsley4,2544,3014,3264,3384,3414,3384,3364,3524,3814,4214,3794,4144,4214,4434,4514,5164,5274,5054,4944,502
Briarcliff Manor7,6457,7097,7427,7447,7587,7517,7357,7517,7787,8327,8507,9167,9107,9107,9437,5327,4667,4458,1298,094
Bronxville6,5136,5236,5116,4786,4416,3916,3426,3186,3096,3176,2726,3116,3156,3436,3516,3586,3556,4636,4346,408
Buchanan2,1892,2062,2122,2122,2082,2002,1932,1962,2052,2192,2172,2322,2332,2442,2482,2482,2502,2462,2422,232
Croton-on-Hudson7,3827,5077,5847,6397,6817,7097,7417,8057,8877,9928,0708,1218,1238,1778,1848,1928,1848,1568,1248,095
Dobbs Ferry10,62910,71010,75010,74810,75810,74310,71410,73210,76410,83010,92410,99211,01211,06511,09611,11011,11311,06511,01611,027
Elmsford4,5934,6274,6384,6364,6264,6084,5924,5974,6144,6424,6824,7174,7464,7534,7614,7804,9995,2425,2305,216
Village of Harrison24,11424,65325,02225,29725,60525,86126,07426,40226,74527,17527,45827,63427,74327,85628,00927,92527,94927,93527,90528,943
Hastings-on-Hudson7,7807,8297,8457,8357,8187,7877,7577,7617,7797,8217,8397,8887,8857,9387,9577,9537,9557,9247,8907,853
Irvington6,6506,6566,6406,6036,5586,5006,4466,4196,4086,4166,4186,4626,4866,5186,5366,5446,5466,5286,4986,473
Larchmont6,0476,0566,0456,0145,9735,9235,8765,8545,8485,8575,8625,8975,9095,9466,0966,1066,1216,0936,0816,087
Village of Mamaroneck18,38818,55218,62618,64318,63418,59418,55818,60118,68718,82718,90719,02919,05419,15319,18419,22219,27719,22919,16619,131
Village of Mount Kisco10,03710,19610,29110,35410,40110,42810,46210,53910,64210,77710,77910,84810,86010,91810,93110,94710,94110,89210,84110,795
Village of Ossining24,28124,49224,60524,62224,67224,65624,60824,66624,76224,93825,05025,19825,13125,17225,23025,25625,24125,11624,99124,812
Village of Pelham6,3796,4796,5396,5816,6086,6256,6476,6956,7616,8466,8616,9036,9116,9396,9516,9596,9626,9326,9086,947
Pelham Manor5,4745,5045,5125,5025,4825,4545,4305,4275,4395,4665,5185,5615,5675,5955,6045,6085,6025,5815,5585,534
Pleasantville7,2197,2307,2197,1837,1447,0927,0377,0147,0047,0137,0767,1317,1367,1747,1907,1937,1977,2117,2347,260
Port Chester27,89828,17928,31728,36728,37428,33428,30328,39428,55228,79028,97329,16429,20429,34529,40529,45429,48929,39529,30129,163
Rye Brook8,5668,7088,7978,8588,9058,9368,9709,0429,1369,2569,3079,3649,3769,4079,4269,4539,4879,4479,5189,521
Village of Scarsdale17,33617,40717,40917,35717,27317,16217,06417,03717,05417,11817,12417,29017,40017,52317,62017,73617,82817,87017,87417,871
Sleepy Hollow9,2139,3459,4209,4689,4989,5129,5339,5919,6759,7879,8729,9429,95510,00010,17610,18310,15910,11610,07010,046
Tarrytown11,08411,16411,19711,19111,18511,15711,12311,13611,16711,23311,23811,31711,34711,40211,44011,46811,48111,43511,40411,370
Tuckahoe6,2766,3356,3646,3726,3696,3556,3456,3636,3976,4486,4986,5386,5536,5816,6026,6066,6036,5716,5796,549

Source: U.S. Census Bureau








INDICATORS TREND | WESTCHESTER
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Infant Mortality Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0
Maintaining
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care -1
Decreasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16 to 19 -1
Decreasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Single Female-Headed Households 0
Maintaining
Contributions as a Percentage of Income 0
Maintaining
Voter Registration Rate 1
Increasing
Voter Participation Rate 1
Increasing
Serious Crimes -1
Decreasing
Victims of Domestic Violence -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Households With Internet Access, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Households without Vehicles -1
Decreasing
Means of Transportation to Work, by Race/Ethnicity -1
Decreasing
Air Quality 1
Increasing
Population Density 0
Maintaining
Water Quality of the Long Island Sound 1
Increasing
Open Space in Westchester County 1
Increasing
Change in Total Population 1
Increasing
Change in Population, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Change in Population, by Age -1
Decreasing
People with Disabilities 1
Increasing
Language Diversity 1
Increasing
People 65 or Older Living Alone 1
Increasing
Change in Total Jobs -1
Decreasing
Change in Jobs by Sector 10 Not Applicable*
Business Ownership, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Average Salary by Sector 10 Not Applicable*
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Female to Male Earnings Ratio 0
Maintaining
Unemployment Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty -1
Decreasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Seniors Living in Poverty 0
Maintaining
Seniors Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Food Insecurity -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Public Assistance 0
Maintaining
People Receiving Supplemental Security Income 1
Increasing
Homeownership Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Cost of Homeownership, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Overall Housing Cost Burden -1
Decreasing
Cost of Rent, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Rent Burdened Households -1
Decreasing
Homelessness, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Homelessness, by Sex 10 Not Applicable*
Per-Student Spending 0
Maintaining
Student Suspensions -1
Decreasing
Student Performance on Grade 3 English, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
College Admission Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
College Enrollment Rate, by Race/Ethnicity -1
Decreasing
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
People Without Health Insurance -1
Decreasing
Mortality Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Mortality Rate from Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Diabetes Mortality, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Suicide Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*


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