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Yorktown Heights, New York

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Country  United States
County  Westchester
FIPS code  36-84088
Elevation  150 m
Zip code  10598
Area code  Area code 914
State  New York
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID  0971839
Area  240 ha
Population  1,781 (2010)
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Yorktown Heights is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Yorktown in Westchester County, New York, United States. A census designated place (CDP) is a concentration of population identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes. The population of the Yorktown Heights CDP was 1,781 at the 2010 census.


Map of Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA


Yorktown Heights is located in the Town of Yorktown, New York. The Town of Yorktown is a community 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 Indians. Yorktown was incorporated in 1788 and named in commemoration of America's decisive Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown, Virginia. The Yorktown Heights Railroad Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.


Yorktown Heights is located at 41°16′38″N 73°46′53″W (41.277347, −73.781290).

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

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.


As of the census 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.


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").

Notable residents

  • Alexander Amini, scientist, raised in Yorktown Heights
  • Steve Cohen, magician
  • Roy Colsey, professional lacrosse player (Philadelphia Barrage)
  • Susan Faludi, journalist and writer
  • Paul W. Jones, U.S. diplomat, Ambassador to Poland (since 2015), Ambassador to Malaysia (2010–2013)
  • Andrew Kavovit, actor
  • Biff Liff, Broadway theater producer
  • Dave Matthews, singer and musician (Dave Matthews Band)
  • Buster Olney, sports writer
  • Karen Olsen Beck, Costa Rican diplomat and politician, First Lady of Costa Rica (1954–1958, 1970–1974)
  • RoseMarie Panio, politician
  • Alex Robinson, comic book writer and artist
  • Dave Ross, radio talk show host
  • Rich Silverstein, advertising executive and creative director (Goodby, Silverstein & Partners)
  • George Yancopoulos, biomedical scientist
  • References

    Yorktown Heights, New York Wikipedia