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Yorktown Heights, New York

Yorktown Heights is an area of the town of Yorktown in Westchester County, New York, United States. The population was 1,781 at the 2010 census.[3]

Yorktown Heights, New York
A small train station with Tudor Revival architecture
The New York and Putnam Railroad station in Yorktown Heights.
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
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyWestchester
TownYorktown
Area
 • Total0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Land0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
492 ft (150 m)
Population
 • Total1,781
 • Density1,900/sq mi (740/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
10598
Area code(s)914
FIPS code36-84088[1]
GNIS feature ID0971839[2]
Websitewww.yorktownny.org

Contents

History

Yorktown Heights is in the town of Yorktown, New York, in northern Westchester County, 45 miles from New York City, with forty square miles of rolling hills, farmland, residential areas and light industry including the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. First settled in 1683, Yorktown was of strategic importance during the American Revolution, with the Pines Bridge crossing of the Croton River guarded by the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, an integrated unit which included African Americans and Native Americans. Yorktown was incorporated in 1788 and named in commemoration of the Franco-American decisive victory at Yorktown, Virginia. The Yorktown Heights Railroad Station, which last had passenger service on the New York Central Railroad's Putnam Division in 1958, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[4]

Geography

Yorktown Heights is 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.

Demographics

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 $108,648, and the median income for a family was $137,580. Males had a median income of $91,365 versus $80,261 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $41,349.

Landmarks

Yorktown Heights possesses many historical landmarks, specifically related to Colonial times and the Revolutionary War. They include the Hyatt House, Lanes Tavern, and one of the first Presbyterian churches in the region. Another landmark famous to the town is the former railroad station, which was built in 1905, and had been a stop on the New York and Putnam Railroad Line (also called the "Old Put").

Transportation

The town has U.S. Route 202 running through it. The northern terminus of the Taconic State Parkway is nearby to the west.

Yorktown Heights Railroad Station was closed in 1958, a year before passenger service was abandoned along the New York Central's Putnam Division.

Notable residents

Climate

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)
58.9
(15)
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)
40.6
(4.7)
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)
Average 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)
Average 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)
Average 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
Average 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)[9]
Source #2: The Weather Channel (records)[10]

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Yorktown Heights CDP, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Yorktown Heights CDP, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
  7. ^ "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Emerges as a Political Star". The New York Times. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "American Girl and Costa Rican President Wed". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 1954-02-08.
  9. ^ "Climatology of the United States No. 20: YORKTOWN HEIGHTS 1 W, NY 1971-2000" (PDF). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  10. ^ "Monthly Averages for Yorktown Heights, NY (10598)". The Weather Channel. Retrieved November 11, 2011.

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