Westchester County

Westchester County, New York

110 Dr ML King Jr Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 995-3080
www.co.westchester.ny.us

In southwestern NY, north of New York City; original county, organized Nov 1, 1683. Name Origin: For the town and county of Chester in England

Area (sq mi):: 500.08 (land 432.82; water 67.26) Population per square mile: 2173.70
Population 2005: 940,807 State rank: 7 Population change: 2000-20005 1.90%; 1990-2000 5.60% Population 2000: 923,459 (White 64.10%; Black or African American 14.20%; Hispanic or Latino 15.60%; Asian 4.50%; Other 9.90%). Foreign born: 22.20%. Median age: 37.60
Income 2000: per capita $36,726; median household $63,582; Population below poverty level: 8.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $55,066-$55,557
Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 32.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Yonkers (197,126)
  • New Rochelle (72,985)
  • Mount Vernon (68,321)
  • White Plains County seat (56,509)
  • Port Chester (27,902)
  • Harrison (25,553)
  • Peekskill (23,782)
  • Ossining (23,656)
  • Mamaroneck (18,463)
  • Scarsdale (17,888)
  • Rye (15,067)
  • Tarrytown (11,402)
  • Dobbs Ferry (11,136)
  • Mount Kisco (10,057)

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    June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Westchester County (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated hosted a gala event Sunday afternoon celebrating service, friendship, and the organization's 65th anniversary.
    The Westchester County office market has held steady for quite a while, with little fluctuation in market indicators," said Chris O'Callaghan, managing director and Westchester County market lead for JLL.
    The United World Outreach Praise Choir, which has been performing annually at Rye Playland amusement park in Westchester County, N.
    for a new corporate headquarters and research and development complex to be constructed adjacent to its current facility at the Landmark at Eastview in the Town of Greenburgh in Westchester County, New York.
    June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Golf Writers Association (MGWA), which has been recognizing golf's greatest players, contributors, and organizations at its National Awards Dinner in Westchester County since 1952, will host this year's National Awards Dinner at the Westchester Marriott on June 23.
    Houlihan of Houlihan-Parnes Realtors was honored as the recipient of Westchester County Parks 2010 Best Friends Award.
    In addition, Fitch affirms its 'AA+' rating on $691 million in outstanding county GO bonds and its 'AA' rating on $124 million in outstanding Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (the authority) court facilities lease revenue bonds, series 1998, 2006A and 2006B, which are secured by basic rent payments made by Westchester County under a lease and agreement between the county and the authority.
    In the news release, Metropolitan Golf Writers To Host National Awards Dinner In Westchester, issued 09-Jun-2014 by Westchester County Tourism & Film over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the year in the first paragraph and name of the event in the third paragraph has been updated from "1952" to "1975," and "LPGA Championship" to "KPMG Women's PGA Championship (formerly the LPGA Championship)," respectively.
    The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced that $525,000 in funding will be provided to install solar power systems at seven Westchester County sites.
    Westchester County is an immediate suburb of New York City, comprised of 43 municipalities and over 980,000 residents.
    In addition, W&M's three-building, 810,000-square-foot office complex known as First Stamford Place is the site of this year's "Most Creative Lease Deal of the Year" award, presented by the New York City, Westchester County and Fairfield County chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).

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