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    The Business Council of Westchester Build. Connect. Win. That’s the Business Council of Westchester’s (BCW) philosophy. As Westchester County’s largest and most influential business membership organization, the BCW is committed to helping member businesses build their businesses, connect with customers, business peers and thought-leaders, and win – the day, the deal and their bottom lines. In addition, The Business Council of Westchester is actively involved in reviewing federal, state and county legislation and regulations in order to assess the potential impact on the business community and to influence the outcomes through advocacy when the business community’s interests may be affected. It also acts as an information resource for the business community and government leaders at all levels. The BCW is working hard every day to grow the economy, create jobs and build a strong business community in Westchester County.

    Dr. Marsha Gordon President/CEO

    Westchester Business Council

    The Business Council of Westchester

    800 Westchester Avenue, Suite S-310 Rye Brook, NY 10573

    (914) 948-2110 www.thebcw.org

    About this Project Announced in December, 2017 and launched in the first quarter of 2018, the Westchester Data Initiative (WDI) is a major new project of the BCW. The WDI will provide current and prospective Westchester businesses, not-for-profit organizations and governments with an up-to-date source for demographic information, statistical analysis, and trend data about Westchester County. This County Data Profile is one of the key pieces of the initiation of the WDI project. In it, readers will find a wealth of data on a wide variety of topics and issues impacting business in the County: population and demographics, workforce data, housing, education, local government, transportation, infrastructure, household income, school quality, and other topics relevant to the attraction and retention of businesses in Westchester. Customized reports are available for those looking for a deeper dive into the data. Contact the BCW for details.

    Contact Information

    Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress 3 Washington Center, 2nd Floor

    Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 565-4900

    www.pattern-for-progress.org

    Pattern for Progress

    As the region’s leading policy, planning, and research organization, Pattern has been pursuing regional, balanced, and sustainable solutions that enhance the growth and vitality of the Hudson Valley for over 50 years. During that time, the non-profit, nonpartisan organization has developed a reputation as a trusted source for impartial and unbiased data. BCW has partnered with Pattern on the WDI project—Pattern created this data profile and will be providing additional data analysis and research for the WDI project on an ongoing basis.

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    Westchester County is at the center of the Tri-State Area. Located between the Hudson River and Long Island Sound, the County is a bridge between New York City and the Hudson Valley, and a link between Connecticut and New Jersey. Proximity to everything the Tri-State Area has to offer makes Westchester a uniquely attractive place to live and do business. With nearly a million residents as of 2016, Westchester is the 3rd largest county in New York State outside of New York City; only Nassau and Suffolk Counties have larger populations. Multiple highway options and three commuter rail lines make it easy for most county residents to travel into New York City for work (32% of Westchester residents live within a 15 minute walk of a Metro North station), but the county’s high concentration of businesses gives residents many job options within the county. In fact, a 62% majority of employed County residents work within Westchester. And while approximately 165,000 residents leave the County for work, 147,000 people commute into Westchester, illustrating that the County is much more than a suburban bedroom community. From Fortune 500 companies, to cutting edge tech businesses, and thousands of small local establishments, the County’s business environment is rich and diverse. There are major concentrations of office jobs in White Plains, Harrison, Tarrytown and Rye Brook; light industry and manufacturing in Yonkers, Mount Vernon and Elmsford; retail shopping corridors along Route 100 in Greenburgh and Yonkers, Route 1 in New Rochelle and Mamaroneck, and Route 6 in Cortlandt

    A b o u t We stc h e ste r C o u nt y

    Westchester is at the Center of the Tri-State Area

    and Yorktown; and bustling downtowns filled with small businesses in Peekskill, Mount Kisco, Ossining, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, White Plains, Port Chester, Mamaroneck, Tuckahoe, and New Rochelle. For travel in and out of the county, residents and businesses don’t have to deal with the traffic and hassle of getting to one of the region’s three larger airports. The Westchester County Airport offers passenger service on 5 carriers to a dozen major destinations (where people can connect to flights to nearly anywhere in the country).

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    Section Page

    Population & Demographics 6

    Economy 10

    Housing 14

    Travel & Transportation 18

    Government 20

    Income & Poverty 22

    Primary Education 24

    Higher Education 28

    Health 30

    Quality of Life 32

    Contacts for Business & Services 34

    Data Notes 35

    Westchester’s residents are more affluent and more highly educated than the New York State average, making for a productive workforce. More than half of adults over age 25 have either an associate’s degree (6%), bachelor’s degree (24%), or a graduate or professional degree (23%). The County’s median household income of $86,226 is 42% higher than the statewide median of $60,741, and 28% of households earn more than $150,000 a year. Home values in Westchester also far exceed the statewide average, with a median home worth $507,000 in 2016, compared to just $286,000 statewide. The County is justifiably renowned for its many outstanding public school districts, some of which routinely rank highly in national lists of school quality. Across the County, 88% of public school students graduate from high school (compared to 80% statewide), and in 30 out of 39 school districts, more than 90% of students graduate. 61% of students graduate with a Regents diploma, far above the statewide average of only 43%. Average SAT scores in many Westchester districts are among the highest in New York State. Westchester is also home to more than 20 higher education institutions, serving approximately 39,200 undergraduate and 8,600 graduate students. Westchester Community College and SUNY at Purchase College are the largest public institutions in the County, and Mercy College, Pace University and Iona College are the largest private institutions. One of the reasons that many people choose to live in Westchester is the outstanding selection of recreational amenities and entertainment options. With three New York State Parks, 52 County parks (including the beloved Rye Playland Park), and countless city, town, and village parks, there are over 33,000 acres of parks and open space in the County, giving residents many places to go for outdoor recreation. Golfers can take their pick of 47 public and private courses in the county, and those who love the water can launch a kayak, speedboat, or sailboat at the many marinas along the Hudson River and Long Island Sound. Cyclists and joggers

    can use the North and South County Trailway, the Bronx River Pathway, and the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail for a safe and fun workout. Fans of the arts also have many options; Westchester has 14 movie theaters, at least 15 live theater venues, several art museums, and dozens of art galleries. The pages that follow contain a wealth of information that paints a picture of Westchester County across a wide range of topics. Maps, charts, and graphs illustrate the data to make it easily understandable. Comparisons to statewide figures provide the context to see where Westchester stands in the state. Many charts are explained in further detail in the data notes section on Page 35. Major sources for the data in this profile include the U.S. Census Bureau (especially the 2016 American Community Survey), the Bureau of Labor Statistics, New York State Department of Education and the Office of the State Comptroller, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Taken all together, the data makes it clear: there is no better place to live, work, and play in the Tri-State Area than Westchester County!

    Table of Contents

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  • Population Basics

    969,229 Population (2016)

    45,770 Increase in population since 2000

    5.0% Population change since 2000

    20,116 Increase in population since 2010

    2.1% Population change since 2010

    430 Square miles

    2,254 Population density (people per square mile)

    3rd Largest county in NY (excluding NYC)

    40.5 Median age

    25.7% Population under age 20

    23.7% Population ages 20 to 39

    35.0% Population ages 40 to 64

    15.6% Population age 65 and over

    866,599 874,866 923,459 949,113 969,229

    1980 1990 2000 2010 2016

    Population Growth

    City 2016

    Population % Change Since 2000

    Mount Vernon 67,780 -0.2%

    New Rochelle 77,606 9.9%

    Peekskill 23,755 6.8%

    Rye 15,834 6.6%

    White Plains 57,258 9.1%

    Yonkers 197,399 1.9%

    Town ----------- ----------

    Bedford 17,335 -1.8%

    Cortlandt 41,592 10.7%

    Eastchester 32,363 5.1%

    Greenburgh 88,400 5.2%

    Harrison 28,082 16.3%

    Lewisboro 12,411 2.8%

    Mamaroneck 29,156 2.6%

    Mount Kisco 11,062 10.8%

    Mount Pleasant 43,724 3.0%

    New Castle 17,569 2.6%

    North Castle 11,841 12.4%

    North Salem 5,104 0.1%

    Ossining 37,674 4.4%

    Pelham 12,396 5.8%

    Pound Ridge 5,104 10.3%

    Rye 45,928 6.4%

    Scarsdale 17,684 -0.8%

    Somers 20,434 15.2%

    Yorktown 36,081 1.4%

    Population by City/Town

    Sources: 2016 American Community Survey; 2000 Decennial Census Note: Town population figures include villages within the town Source: US Census Bureau

    6

    Sources: 2016 American Community Survey; 2000 & 2010 Decennial Census

  • PPopulation Growth

    PPopulation Growth

    PPopulation Growth PPopulation Growth

    PPopulation Growth

    PPopulation Growth

    7

    Data Source: 2016 American Community Survey Census Tract Data

  • 580,651 (60%)

    141,168 (15%)

    125,764 (13%)

    121,646 (13%)

    Place of Birth

    Age/Sex Pyramid Population by Race and Ethnicity

    Marital Status

    Language Spoken at Home

    Not a U.S.

    Citizen

    Naturalized Citizen

    Born Elsewhere in the U.S.

    Born in New York

    20%

    18%

    3%

    57%

    Other

    Latin America

    Africa

    Asia

    Europe

    Region of Birth of Foreign-Born Population

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    67% 11%

    10%

    8%

    4% English

    Spanish, and speak English "very well"

    Other language, and speak English "very well"

    Spanish, speak English less than "very well"

    Other language, speak English less than "very well"

    Source: 2016 American Community Survey Source: 2016 American Community Survey

    < 5 5 to 9

    10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 29 30 to 34 35 to 39 40 to 44 45 to 49 50 to 54 55 to 59 60 to 64 65 to 69 70 to 74 75 to 79

    80 to 84 85 +

    % Of Male Population % Of Female Population

    Source: 2016 American Community Survey

    64%

    14%

    16%

    4%

    2%

    55%

    14%

    24%

    6%

    2%

    White

    Black

    Hispanic or Latino

    Asian

    Other 2000 2016

    Sources: 2016 American Community Survey; 2000 Decennial Census

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    Married (50%) Widowed

    (6%)

    Divorced (8%)

    Separated (2%)

    Never Married

    (34%)

    Source: 2016 American Community Survey (Population Age 15 and Over)

    10% 5% 5% 10%

    3,827

    141,805

    7,355

    45,072

    49,351

    2%

  • WESTCHESTER TOP 5 - POPULATION

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    Largest Communities

    1 City of Yonkers 199,725

    2 Town of Greenburgh 91,283

    3 City of New Rochelle 79,299

    4 City of Mount Vernon 68,217

    5 City of White Plains 57,925

    Fastest Growing Since 2000

    1 Town/Village of Harrison 16.3%

    2 Town of Somers 15.2%

    3 Town of North Castle 12.4%

    4 Town/Village of Mt. Kisco 10.8%

    5 Town of Cortlandt 10.7%

    Most New Residents Added Since 2000

    1 City of New Rochelle 7,117

    2 City of White Plains 4,848

    3 Town of Greenburgh 4,519

    4 Town of Cortlandt 4,109

    5 Town/Village of Harrison 3,928

    Oldest (Highest Median Age)

    1 Village of Briarcliff Manor 49.4

    2 Village of Ardsley 45.9

    3 Village of Hastings 45.7

    4 Town of Lewisboro 45.5

    5 Town of Yorktown 45.1

    Youngest (Lowest Median Age)

    1 Town/Village of Harrison 35.3

    2 Village of Port Chester 36.3

    3 Village of Larchmont 36.8

    4 Village of Ossining 36.9

    5 Village of Elmsford 36.9

    Smallest Communities

    1 Village of Buchanan 2,246

    2 Village of Ardsley 4,570

    3 Village of Elmsford 4,814

    4 Town of North Salem 5,178

    5 Town of Pound Ridge 5,214

    Fastest Population Decline Since 2000

    1 Village of Larchmont -7.0%

    2 Village of Bronxville -2.3%

    3 Town of Bedford -1.8%

    4 Village of Irvington -1.1%

    5 Town/Village of Scarsdale -0.8%

    Largest Population Decline Since 2000

    1 Village of Larchmont -454

    2 Town of Bedford -333

    3 City of Mount Vernon -164

    4 Village of Bronxville -148

    5 Town/Village of Scarsdale -139

    Countries of Origin for Foreign-Born Population

    1 Mexico 23,462

    2 Dominican Republic 20,911

    3 Jamaica 19,469

    4 Ecuador 17,801

    5 Italy 12,038

    National Ancestry (All Residents)

    1 Italian 171,590

    2 Irish 116,589

    3 German 64,598

    4 American 48,079

    5 Polish 33,005

    Sources: 2016 American Community Survey; 2000 Decennial Census

  • 3.4% 3.8%

    4.5% 4.5% 4.4% 4.0% 3.8% 3.7%

    4.8%

    7.1% 7.4%

    7.1% 7.3%

    6.2%

    5.1%

    4.5% 4.2%

    4.6%

    0%

    1%

    2%

    3%

    4%

    5%

    6%

    7%

    8%

    9%

    10%

    2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

    U.S. New York Westchester Unemployment Rate

    Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. and NYS data); New York State Department of Labor (Westchester)

    Source: 2016 American Community Survey

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    Data Source: Westchester County Planning Department

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    Average Annual Household Spending

    Food and Beverage Stores (NAICS 445) $ 1,096,101,775

    Gasoline Stations (NAICS 447) $ 709,220,610

    Clothing / Accessories Stores (NAICS 448) $ 616,235,508

    Health and Personal Care Stores (NAICS 446) $ 545,058,016

    Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers (NAICS 441) $ 498,638,406

    Non-store (Online) Retailers (NAICS 454) $ 407,024,757

    Building / Garden / Supply Stores (NAICS 444) $ 276,219,516

    Furniture / Home Furnishing Stores (NAICS 442) $ 251,641,708

    General Merchandise Stores (NAICS 452) $ 244,698,927

    Miscellaneous Store Retailers (NAICS 453) $ 218,806,547

    Electronics and Appliance Stores (NAICS 443) $ 147,345,053

    Sports / Hobby / Book / Music Stores (NAICS 451) $ 59,546,335

    Total $ 5,882,736,355

    Annual Retail Leakage

    This chart estimates how much money Westchester County households are spending outside of the County by retail category. This is calculated by taking the difference of estimated spending by households in Westchester County and the reported sales of businesses in Westchester.

    Apparel

    Food away from home

    Food at home

    Alcoholic beverages Food & Drink

    $5,551

    $8,259

    $1,000

    Women’s apparel

    Men’s apparel

    Children’s apparel

    $1,320

    $745

    $533 Clothing

    Health insurance

    Drugs & vitamins

    Personal care products

    $5,982

    $1,091

    $1,366 Health

    Education

    College tuition & Supplies

    High school & elementary school tuition & supplies

    Vocational / technical school tuition & supplies

    $2,242

    $461

    $22

    Theatres / museums / parks

    Home entertainment

    Pets

    $1,241

    $2,095

    $919 Entertainment

    Transportation costs

    Food & drink on trips

    Entertainment on trips

    $1,613

    $889

    $316 Travel

    Source: ESRI Business Analyst, 2017

    Source: ESRI Business Analyst, 2017

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    Average Annual Wages by Sector

    Avg. Annual Employment by Sector Number of Establishments by Sector

    Source: New York State Department of Labor (2016)

    360 1,770 2,620

    7,985 8,857 10,002 10,510 11,067 13,470 13,525 15,789 17,871 21,003 22,533

    26,411 26,558

    30,639 50,638

    59,489 71,085

    Agriculture, Fishing & Hunting Unclassified

    Utilities Information

    Mngmt. of Companies Real Estate & Leasing

    Arts, Entertainment & Rec. Transportation & Warehousing

    Wholesale Trade Manufacturing

    Educational Services Finance and Insurance

    Other Services Admin. & Waste Services Prof.& Technical Services

    Construction Accommodation & Food

    Retail Trade Government

    Healthcare & Social Assistance

    13 86 243 517 565 567 611 641 671

    1,366 1,477 1,822

    2,270 2,375 2,424

    3,313 3,534 3,711

    4,209 5,484

    Utilities Agriculture, Fishing & Hunting

    Mngmt. of Companies Information

    Government Transportation & Warehousing

    Manufacturing Educational Services

    Arts, Entertainment & Rec. Unclassified

    Wholesale Trade Finance and Insurance Real Estate & Leasing

    Accommodation & Food Admin. & Waste Services

    Healthcare & Social Assistance Construction Retail Trade

    Prof.& Technical Services Other Services

    Source: New York State Department of Labor (2016)

    Source: New York State Department of Labor (2016)

    $26K

    $35K

    $36K

    $38K

    $43K

    $44K

    $45K

    $52K

    $56K

    $58K

    $68K

    $76K

    $78K

    $91K

    $91K

    $99K

    $126K

    $136K

    $166K

    $182K

    $- $50K $100K $150K $200K

    Accommodation and Food Services (NAICS 72)

    Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45)

    Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (NAICS 71)

    Other Services, Except Public Administration (NAICS 81)

    Unclassified (NAICS 99)

    Administrative and Waste Services (NAICS 56)

    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting (NAICS 11)

    Educational Services (NAICS 61)

    Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS 48-49)

    Healthcare and Social Assistance (NAICS 62)

    Real estate and Rental and Leasing (NAICS 53)

    Construction (NAICS 23)

    Government

    Information (NAICS 51)

    Wholesale Trade (NAICS 42)

    Manufacturing (NAICS 31-33)

    Professional and Technical Services (NAICS 54)

    Utilities (NAICS 22)

    Finance and Insurance (NAICS 52)

    Management of Companies and Enterprises (NAICS 55)

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    Home Values

    Housing Statistics Housing Occupancy

    Age of Housing Stock

    Median Home Value

    4%

    3%

    4%

    9%

    28%

    38%

    13%

    Less than $100,000

    $100,000 to $149,999

    $150,000 to $199,999

    $200,000 to $299,999

    $300,000 to $399,999

    $500,000 to $999,999

    $1,000,000 or more

    Source: 2016 American Community Survey ; 2000 Census (Inflation Adjusted) Source: 2016 American Community Survey

    365,818 Total housing units

    210,004 Owner-occupied housing units

    131,758 Renter-occupied housing units

    24,056 Vacant housing units

    $507,300 Median home value

    13% Percent of homes worth more than $1,000,000

    $3,294 Median monthly costs – Homeowners with a mortgage

    $1,372 Median monthly costs – Homeowners with no mortgage

    $1,394 Median monthly rent

    2.85 Average household size – Owners

    2.61 Average household size – Renters

    22,623 Housing units built since 2000

    6% Percent of county’s housing units built since 2000

    30% Percent of residents who moved to their current home since 2010 31% 8%

    19%

    14%

    9%

    8%

    5%

    5%

    1%

    1939 and earlier

    1940 to 1949

    1950 to 1959

    1960 to 1969

    1970 to 1979

    1980 to 1989

    1990 to 1999

    2000 to 2009

    2010 or later

    Source: 2016 American Community Survey

    $457K

    $209K

    $507K

    $286K

    $0

    $100,000

    $200,000

    $300,000

    $400,000

    $500,000

    $600,000

    2000 2016

    Westchester

    2000 2016

    New York State

    Source: 2016 American Community Survey

    Westchester County New York State Vacant Rented Owned

    210,004 57%

    131,758 36%

    3,371,574 43%

    3,894,613 50%

    Source: 2016 American Community Survey

    24,056 / 7% 593,323 / 8%

    # of Units # of Units

  • Data Source: 2016 American Community Survey Census Tract Data

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  • Housing Affordability

    Median Rent

    Median Income by Housing Tenure Number of Units in Structure

    Year Moved to Current Home

    49%

    63%

    24%

    19%

    27%

    18%

    0 50,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 250,000

    Renters

    Owners

    Affordable (50%)

    1, Detached (45%)

    1, Attached (5%)

    2 (9%) 3 or 4

    (8%)

    5 to 9 (5%)

    10 to 19 (4%)

    20 or more (24%)

    Source: 2016 American Community Survey

    11%

    9%

    17%

    33%

    27%

    3%

    1979 or earlier

    1980 to 1989

    1990 to 1999

    2000 to 2009

    2010 to 2014

    2015 or later

    Source: 2016 American Community Survey

    $1,178 $1,394 (+18%

    since 2000)

    $0

    $200

    $400

    $600

    $800

    $1,000

    $1,200

    $1,400

    $1,600

    Westchester

    2000 2016

    Sources: 2016 American Community Survey; 2000 Census (Inflation Adjusted)

    $142,052

    $84,796

    $46,702

    $0

    $20,000

    $40,000

    $60,000

    $80,000

    $100,000

    $120,000

    $140,000

    $160,000

    Homeowners with a mortgage

    Homeowners without a mortgage

    Renters

    Source: 2016 American Community Survey

    Source: US Dept. of HUD – Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy Data (2017)

    37,235 Owners paying >50% of monthly income towards housing costs

    35,860 Renters paying >50% of their monthly income towards rent

    41,050 Owners paying 30-50% of monthly income towards housing costs

    31,000 Renters paying 30-50% of their monthly income towards rent

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  • WESTCHESTER TOP 5 - HOUSING Highest Median Monthly Rent

    1 Town/Village of Scarsdale* $3,500+

    2 Village of Bronxville $2,648

    3 Town of Pound Ridge $2,194

    4 City of Rye $2,025

    5 Town of North Castle $1,933

    Lowest Median Monthly Rent

    1 City of Mount Vernon $1,216

    2 Village of Ardsley $1,231

    3 City of Yonkers $1,252

    4 Village of Briarcliff Manor $1,313

    5 City of Peekskill $1,324

    Highest Median Home Value

    1 Town/Village of Scarsdale $1,318,500

    2 City of Rye $1,107,000

    3 Village of Larchmont $1,060,000

    4 Village of Bronxville $995,100

    5 Town of Pound Ridge $927,600

    Lowest Median Home Value

    1 City of Peekskill $289,100

    2 City of Mount Vernon $357,800

    3 Village of Ossining $371,300

    4 Village of Buchanan $377,700

    5 City of Yonkers $379,500

    Most New Housing Units Built Since 2000

    1 City of Yonkers 4,218

    2 City of White Plains 2,579

    3 City of New Rochelle 2,152

    4 Town of Greenburgh 1,913

    5 Town of Cortlandt 1,193

    Highest % of Housing Units Built Since 2000

    1 Village of Sleepy Hollow 16.1%

    2 Village of Rye Brook 11.9%

    3 Town of North Castle 11.6%

    4 City of White Plains 11.3%

    5 Village of Ardsley 10.0%

    Highest % of Housing Units Built Before 1950

    1 Village of Bronxville 77.9%

    2 Village of Larchmont 76.9%

    3 Village of Pelham Manor 76.5%

    4 Village of Pelham 70.2%

    5 Village of Hastings 60.0%

    Largest Increase in Inflation-Adjusted Median Home Values since 2000

    1 Village of Croton-on-Hudson 38.8%

    2 Town of North Salem 37.1%

    3 Village of Dobbs Ferry 35.2%

    4 Town/Village of Scarsdale 32.7%

    5 Village of Tarrytown 32.2%

    Sources: 2016 American Community Survey; 2000 Decennial Census (Inflation Adjusted)

    *The Census Bureau does not report median rents higher than $3,500

    Largest Increase in Inflation-Adjusted Median Rent since 2000

    1 Town of Pound Ridge 62.2%

    2 Village of Dobbs Ferry 42.4%

    3 Village of Tuckahoe 32.1%

    4 City of White Plains 30.3%

    5 Village of Pelham 23.8%

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  • Length of Commute

    Means of Travel to Work

    Number of Cars by Household

    Drive alone 58%

    Train 15%

    Carpool 8%

    Bus - 5%

    Work at home

    5%

    Walk 5%

    Subway 2%

    Other 2%

    Source: 2016 American Community Survey

    21%

    29%

    20%

    10%

    14%

    6%

    Less than 15 minutes

    15 to 29 minutes

    30 to 44 minutes

    45 to 59 minutes

    60 to 89 minutes

    90 minutes or more

    Source: 2016 American Community Survey

    94% Employed Westchester residents who work in New York State

    62% Employed Westchester residents who work in Westchester

    19% Employed Westchester residents who work in the city, town, or village in which they live

    3 Metro North commuter rail lines

    42 Metro North passenger train stations

    85,106 Average weekday ridership on all Metro North commuter lines

    41,173 Average weekday ridership on Metro North Harlem Line

    24,144 Average weekday ridership on Metro North New Haven Line

    19,789 Average weekday ridership on Metro North Hudson Line

    3 Amtrak stations

    32% Residents who live within a 15 minute walk of a train station

    22% Workers who commute on public transit

    33.4 Average length of commute (in minutes)

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    Passenger airlines serving Westchester County Airport (American, Delta, United, jetBlue, Elite Airways)

    12 Cities with direct flights from Westchester County Airport

    48 Hotels/Motels in Westchester

    5,634 Minimum number of hotel rooms

    Commuting/Travel Statistics

    Sources: 2016 American Community Survey (place of employment, commute times); ESRI Business Analyst (Residents within 15 minutes of train station) –

    2017; Metro North Railroad (ridership data) – 2016; Westchester County Airport (2018); Hotels.com (room counts were unavailable for 8 out of 48 hotels)

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    No car 1 car 2 cars 3 cars

    14.5% 35.1%

    34.7%

    15.6%

    Source: 2016 American Community Survey

  • WESTCHESTER TOP 5 - COMMUTING

    Highest % of Public Transit Commuters

    1 Village of Bronxville 47.7%

    2 Village of Larchmont 47.4%

    3 Town/Village of Scarsdale 44.8%

    4 Town of Mamaroneck 36.9%

    5 City of Rye 34.4%

    Shortest Average Commute (Minutes)

    1 Village of Elmsford 23.9

    2 Village of Port Chester 24.5

    3 Town/Village of Mt. Kisco 25.5

    4 Village of Sleepy Hollow 26.1

    5 City of White Plains 27.0

    Longest Average Commute (Minutes)

    1 Village of Larchmont 45.3

    2 Town/Village of Scarsdale 44.2

    3 Village of Croton-on-Hudson 42.7

    4 Town of Pound Ridge 42.6

    5 Town of New Castle 41.9

    Busiest Metro North Station (Highest Weekday Ridership)

    1 White Plains (Harlem Line) 10,686

    2 New Rochelle (New Haven Line) 6,061

    3 Croton-Harmon (Hudson Line) 4,774

    4 Scarsdale (Harlem Line) 4,470

    5 Larchmont (New Haven Line) 4,131 Sources: 2016 American Community Survey; Metro North Railroad (2016)

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    Average Daily Commuters into and out of Westchester

    Source: 2013 Journey to Work Survey data (US Census Bureau)

  • Social Services 22%

    General Government

    19%

    Employee Benefits 11%

    Transportation 10%

    Sanitation 8%

    Public Safety

    7%

    Debt Service

    7%

    Education 6%

    Economic Development

    5%

    Culture & Rec. 2%

    Health 2%

    Utilities 1%

    County Expenditures

    Total 2016 Expenditures: $2,653,669,943

    Real Property Taxes & Assessments

    25% Sales and Use Tax

    19%

    Other Local Revenues

    14%

    Proceeds of Debt 11%

    State Aid 11% Charges for

    Services 9%

    Federal Aid 8%

    Use & Sale of Property

    2%

    Other 1%

    County Revenues

    Source: Office of the NY State Comptroller

    Total 2016 Revenues: $2,818,485,657

    Full Time 4,397

    Full Time 277

    General Employees Median FT Salary:

    $75,525

    Police/Fire Employees Median FT Salary:

    $148,755

    County Employees

    Source: Office of the

    NY State Comptroller

    (2017)

    24% General (non-police) full time employees earning at least $100,000

    98% Police employees earning at least $100,000

    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

    Under 35 39 32 39 33 39

    Over 11 7 14 7 13 6

    Under 17 22 19 20 16 22

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    Number of Municipalities Under the Tax Cap

    *One city did not report data in 2018

    Aa1 Moody’s

    AAA Standard & Poor’s

    AAA Fitch

    Bond Ratings

    State Tax Cap

    2013 Stayed within cap

    2014 Stayed within cap

    2015 Stayed within cap

    2016 Stayed within cap

    2017 Stayed within cap

    2018 Stayed within cap Sources: Moody’s; The Journal News; Office of the NY State Comptroller

    Part Time 432

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    City Phone Website

    Mount Vernon (914) 665-2300 www.cmvny.com

    New Rochelle (914) 654-2000 www.newrochelleny.com

    Peekskill (914) 737-3400 www.cityofpeekskill.com

    Rye (914) 967-5400 www.ryeny.gov

    White Plains (914) 422-1411 www.cityofwhiteplains.com

    Yonkers (914) 377-6000 www.yonkersny.gov

    Town Phone Website

    Bedford (914) 666-6965 www.bedfordny.info

    Cortlandt (914) 734-1000 www.townofcortlandt.com

    Eastchester (914) 771-3300 www.eastchester.org

    Greenburgh (914) 989-1540 www.greenburghny.com

    Harrison (914) 670-3000 www.harrison-ny.gov

    Lewisboro (914) 763-3511 www.lewisborogov.com

    Mamaroneck (914) 381-7810 www.townofmamaroneck.org

    Mount Kisco (914) 241-0500 www.mountkiscony.gov

    Mount Pleasant (914) 742-2300 www.mtpleasantny.com

    New Castle (914) 238-4771 www.mynewcastle.org

    North Castle (914) 273-3321 www.northcastleny.com

    North Salem (914) 669-5577 www.northsalemny.org

    Ossining (914) 762-6000 www.townofossining.com

    Pelham (914) 738-1021 www.townofpelham.com

    Pound Ridge (914) 764-5511 www.townofpoundridge.com

    Rye (914) 939-3075 www.townofryeny.com

    Scarsdale (914) 722-1100 www.scarsdale.com

    Somers (914) 277-5366 www.somersny.com

    Yorktown (914) 962-5722 www.yorktownny.org

    Village Phone Website

    Ardsley (914) 693-1550 www.ardsleyvillage.com

    Briarcliff Manor (914) 941-4800 www.briarcliffmanor.org

    Bronxville (914) 337-6500 www.villageofbronxville.com

    Buchanan (914) 737-1033 www.villageofbuchanan.com

    Croton-on-Hudson

    (914) 271-4781 www.crotononhudson-ny.gov

    Dobbs Ferry (914) 231-8500 www.dobbsferry.com

    Elmsford (914) 345-1553 www.elmsfordny.org

    Hastings-on-Hudson

    (914) 478-3400 www.hastingsgov.org

    Irvington (914) 591-7070 www.irvingtonny.gov

    Larchmont (914) 834-6230 www.villageoflarchmont.org

    Mamaroneck (914) 777-7722 www.village.mamaroneck.ny.us

    Ossining (914) 762-8428 www.villageofossining.org

    Pelham (914) 738-2015 www.pelhamgov.com

    Pelham Manor (914) 738-8820 www.pelhammanor.org

    Pleasantville (914) 769-1900 www.pleasantville-ny.gov

    Port Chester (914) 939-5200 www.portchesterny.com

    Rye Brook (914) 939-1121 www.ryebrook.org

    Sleepy Hollow (914) 366-5100 www.sleepyhollowny.gov

    Tarrytown (914) 631-1885 www.tarrytowngov.com

    Tuckahoe (914) 961-3100 www.tuckahoe.com

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONTACT INFORMATION

    http://www.cmvny.com/http://www.newrochelleny.com/http://www.cityofpeekskill.com/http://www.ryeny.gov/http://www.cityofwhiteplains.com/http://www.yonkersny.gov/http://www.bedfordny.info/http://www.townofcortlandt.com/http://www.eastchester.org/http://www.greenburghny.com/http://www.harrison-ny.gov/http://www.harrison-ny.gov/http://www.harrison-ny.gov/http://www.lewisborogov.com/http://www.townofmamaroneck.org/http://www.mountkiscony.gov/http://www.mtpleasantny.com/http://www.mynewcastle.org/http://www.northcastleny.com/http://www.northsalemny.org/http://www.townofossining.com/http://www.townofpelham.com/http://www.townofpoundridge.com/http://www.townofryeny.com/http://www.scarsdale.com/http://www.somersny.com/http://www.yorktownny.org/http://www.ardsleyvillage.com/http://www.briarcliffmanor.org/http://www.villageofbronxville.com/http://www.villageofbuchanan.com/http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/http://www.dobbsferry.com/http://www.elmsfordny.org/http://www.hastingsgov.org/http://www.irvingtonny.gov/http://www.villageoflarchmont.org/http://www.village.mamaroneck.ny.us/http://www.villageofossining.org/http://www.pelhamgov.com/http://www.pelhammanor.org/http://www.pleasantville-ny.gov/http://www.pleasantville-ny.gov/http://www.pleasantville-ny.gov/http://www.portchesterny.com/http://www.ryebrook.org/http://www.sleepyhollowny.gov/http://www.tarrytowngov.com/http://www.tuckahoe.com/

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    Westchester New York State

    2010

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    2010

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    Households Receiving SNAP

    8%

    14% 10%

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    0%

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    15%

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    New York State

    2000

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    2000

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    Poverty Rate

    Sources: 2016 American Community Survey; 2010 Decennial Census Sources: 2016 American Community Survey; 2000 Decennial Census

    $89,239

    $60,903

    $86,226

    $60,741

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    Westchester New York State 2000

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    2000

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    Median Household Income

    Sources: 2016 American Community Survey; 2000 Decennial Census (Infl. Adjusted)

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    $10,000 - $24,999

    $25,000 - $49,999

    $50,000 - $74,999

    $75,000 - $99,999

    $100,000 - $149,999

    $150,000 - $199,999

    $200,000 or more

    Westchester County New York State

    Source: 2016 American Community Survey

    WESTCHESTER TOP 5 – HOUSEHOLD INCOME

    Highest Median Income

    1 Town/Village of Scarsdale

    Over* $250,000

    2 Town of New

    Castle $204,531

    3 Village of Bronxville

    $203,036

    4 Town of

    Pound Ridge $188,464

    5 Town of

    North Castle $177,568

    Distribution of Income

    Source: 2016 ACS

    Lowest Median Income

    1 City of Mount

    Vernon $51,886

    2 Village of

    Sleepy Hollow $52,738

    3 City of Peekskill $55,453

    4 Village of Port

    Chester $56,524

    5 City of Yonkers $61,272

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  • Data Source: 2016 American Community Survey Census Tract Data

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  • Private School Enrollment (PK-12) 96 Total private schools

    37 Catholic

    8 Other Christian denomination

    8 Jewish

    2 Islamic

    41 Independent (secular)

    24,718 Total Enrollment

    -19.7% Change in enrollment since 2000-01 school year

    Source: NY State Department of Education

    Public School Enrollment (PK-12)

    45 School Districts (including 5 special education districts)

    148,927 Total Public School Enrollment (2016-17)

    4.5% Change in total enrollment since 2000-2001 school year

    -0.9% Change in total enrollment since 2010-2011 school year

    8% are English Language Learners (ELL)

    15% are students with disabilities

    38% are economically disadvantaged

    Source: NY State Department of Education

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    Black 13%

    Hispanic 32%

    Asian 7%

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  • WESTCHESTER TOP 5 – PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    Largest Enrollment (2016-17)

    1 Yonkers City SD 26,451

    2 New Rochelle City SD 11,042

    3 Mount Vernon City SD 8,274

    4 White Plains City SD 7,300

    5 Lakeland Central SD 5,678

    Highest Per Pupil Expenditures (2015-16)

    1 Pocantico Hills Central SD $47,363

    2 Greenburgh Central SD $36,798

    3 North Salem Central SD $35,512

    4 Byram Hills Central SD $34,344

    5 Katonah-Lewisboro SD $34,312

    Highest Average Graduation Rate (2012-17)

    1 Briarcliff Manor SD 99.6%

    2 Blind Brook-Rye SD 98.8%

    3 Edgemont SD 98.7%

    4 Byram Hills Central SD 98.5%

    5 Bronxville SD 98.3%

    Highest Average Combined SAT Scores (2016)

    1 Scarsdale SD 1292

    2 Blind Brook-Rye SD 1261

    3 Edgemont SD 1254

    4 Bronxville SD 1242

    5 Byram Hills SD 1237

    Largest Increase in Enrollment Since 2000

    1 Port Chester-Rye SD 46.7%

    2 Rye City SD 38.7%

    3 Eastchester Union Free SD 33.1%

    4 Ossining SD 24.9%

    5 Blind Brook-Rye SD 23.7%

    Largest Decrease in Enrollment Since 2000

    1 Katonah-Lewisboro SD -22.0%

    2 North Salem Central SD -20.6%

    3 Mount Vernon City SD -18.8%

    4 Hendrick Hudson SD -16.2%

    5 Yorktown Central SD -16.0%

    Highest Median Teacher Compensation (Full Time)

    1 Scarsdale SD $146,267

    2 Byram Hills SD $145,546

    3 Katonah-Lewisboro SD $131,119

    4 Chappaqua Central SD $131,041

    5 Bronxville SD $130,341

    WESTCHESTER TOP 5 – PRIVATE SCHOOLS

    Largest Enrollment (2016-17)

    1 Iona Preparatory School (Catholic, Gr. K-12 – New Rochelle)

    923

    2 Rye Country Day School (Secular, Gr. K-12 – Rye)

    900

    3 Hackley School (Secular, Gr. K-12 – Tarrytown)

    842

    4 Archbishop Stepinac High School (Catholic, Gr. 9-12 – White Plains)

    793

    5 The Ursuline School (Catholic, Gr. 6-12 – New Rochelle)

    790

    Sources: New York State Department of Education (Enrollment); Office of the New York State Comptroller (Teacher Compensation) Source: New York State Department of Education

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    Data Source: New York State Department of Education

  • Field of Bachelor’s Degree

    Educational Attainment of Residents

    12%

    20%

    14%

    6%

    24%

    23% Graduate or Professional Degree

    Bachelor's Degree

    Associate's Degree

    Some College, No Degree

    High School Diploma or GED

    Less than High School Graduate

    Source: 2016 American Community Survey

    Field of Degree Number Percent

    Science & Engineering Total 121,274 36% Computers, Mathematics, and

    Statistics 14,433 4%

    Biological, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences 14,469 4%

    Physical and Related Sciences 9,429 3%

    Psychology 22,081 7%

    Social Sciences 41,140 12%

    Engineering 16,722 5%

    Multidisciplinary Studies 3,000 1%

    Science & Engineering-Related Fields 26,353 8%

    Business 68,459 20%

    Education 30,989 9%

    Arts, Humanities, & Other Total 88,903 26%

    Literature & Languages 24,523 7%

    Liberal Arts & History 20,156 6%

    Visual & Performing Arts 17,425 5%

    Communications 14,841 4%

    Other 11,958 4%

    TOTAL 335,978 100%

    Source: 2016 American Community Survey (Population Age 25 or older with a bachelor’s degree or higher educational attainment)

    WESTCHESTER TOP 5 – HIGHER ED

    Highest % of Residents with a Bachelor’s or Graduate Degree

    1 Town/Village of Scarsdale 87.6%

    2 Village of Larchmont 84.1%

    3 Town of New Castle 83.7%

    4 Village of Bronxville 80.1%

    5 Town of Pound Ridge 75.8%

    Higher Ed. Institutions with Largest Enrollment

    1 Westchester Community College 12,842

    2 Mercy College 10,099

    3 SUNY at Purchase College 4,156

    4 Pace University 4,096

    5 Iona College 4,019

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    48,477 Total College/University Enrollment

    39,232 Total Undergraduate Students

    81% Percent of Total Enrollment

    8,644 Total Graduate Students

    19% Percent of Total Enrollment

    21 Private institutions

    4 Public institutions

    10 Institutions offering only 2-year programs

    15 Institutions offering programs of more than 2-years 13 Undergraduate-only institutions

    3 Graduate-only institutions

    9 Institutions serving both Undergraduates and Graduates

    Higher Education Statistics

    Sources: 2016 American Community Survey; U.S. Department of Education (2017); Pace University (2017)

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    Data Source: U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics (2017-18)

  • Healthcare Provider Statistics

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    Physical Inactivity

    1,341 Primary care physicians in Westchester

    1:728 Ratio of primary care physicians to county residents

    2nd Best ratio of primary care physicians to residents in NY State

    1,059 Dentists in Westchester

    1:920 Ratio of dentists to county residents

    3rd Best ratio of dentists to residents in NY State

    3,409 Mental health providers in Westchester

    1:286 Ratio of mental health providers to county residents

    2nd Best ratio of mental health providers to residents in NY State

    11 Hospitals

    3,108 Hospital beds

    20,833+ People employed at hospitals in Westchester

    Source: Robert Wood Johnson County Health Rankings, 2018

    Healthcare Establishments Physicians’ offices 1,003

    Dentists’ offices 637

    Other health practitioners’ offices 577

    Individual and family services 204

    Residential mental health facilities 151

    Outpatient care centers 75

    Home health care services 65

    Medical and diagnostic laboratories 63

    Nursing care facilities, skilled nursing 44

    Emergency and other relief services 44

    Other residential care facilities 35

    Continuing care, assisted living facilities 34

    Other ambulatory health care services 30

    21% Residents of Westchester County who are physically inactive

    25% Residents of New York State who are physically inactive

    2nd Westchester’s rank in NYS (by lowest percentage of physically inactive residents)

    Source: Robert Wood Johnson County Health Rankings, 2018

    Sources: Robert Wood Johnson County Health Rankings, 2018; Westfair Business Book of Lists, 2017 (Hospital data)

    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

    Adult Smoking

    Adult Obesity

    11% Adult residents of Westchester County who smoke cigarettes

    14% Adult residents of New York State who smoke cigarettes

    1st (tied) Westchester’s rank in NYS (by least percentage of adult residents who smoke cigarettes)

    21% Adult residents of Westchester County who are obese

    25% Adult residents of New York State who are obese

    2nd (tied) Westchester’s rank in NYS (by lowest percentage of obese adults)

    Source: Robert Wood Johnson County Health Rankings, 2018

  • WESTCHESTER TOP 5 – HEALTH

    Childhood Obesity

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    Overweight Obese

    Source: New York State Department of Health, 2014 – 2016

    School Districts with the Lowest Rate of Overweight Students (Excluding Obese Students)

    1 Croton-Harmon Union Free SD 9.9%

    2 North Salem Central SD 10.5%

    3 Chappaqua Central SD 10.7%

    4 Bronxville Union Free SD 10.9%

    4 Edgemont Union Free SD 10.9%

    1 Irvington Union Free SD 5.8%

    2 Chappaqua Central SD 6.0%

    3 Blind Brook-Rye Union Free SD 6.1%

    4 Byram Hills Central SD 6.3%

    5 Bronxville Union Free SD 6.5%

    1 Village of Larchmont 98.7%

    2 Town/Village of Scarsdale 98.7%

    3 Village of Bronxville 98.5%

    4 Village of Briarcliff Manor 98.3%

    5 Village of Irvington 98.1%

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    Source: Robert Wood Johnson County Health Rankings, 2018

    Sources: New York State Department of Health, 2014 – 2016; 2016 American Community Survey

    Westchester County Health Ranking

    Source: Robert Wood Johnson County Health Rankings

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    34,274 Property crimes (1990)

    10,419 Property crimes (2016)

    -70% Reduction in property crimes

    3,871 Violent crimes (1990)

    2,110 Violent crimes (2016)

    -45% Reduction in violent crimes

    Source: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

    Public Safety

    33,605 Acres of parkland/open space in Westchester County

    29 Residents per acres of parkland

    47 Golf courses

    3 NY State Parks

    52 Parks and recreational amenities managed by Westchester County

    72

    Miles of pedestrian/bike trails on the North & South County Trailway, Bronx River Pathway, and Old Croton Aqueduct State Park

    14 Movie theaters

    15 Live theaters

    19 National Historic Landmarks/Districts

    Largest Parks

    1 Ward Pound Ridge Reservation (Pound Ridge & Lewisboro)

    3,967 acres

    2 Blue Mountain Reservation (Cortlandt & Peekskill)

    1,535 acres

    3 Rockefeller State Park Preserve (Mount Pleasant & Sleepy Hollow)

    1,373 acres

    4 Mountain Lakes Park (North Salem) 1,005 acres

    5 Muscoot Farm (Somers) 828 acres

    Communities with Lowest Crime Rates per 1,000 Residents (2016)

    1 Town of Lewisboro 0.2

    2 Village of Sleepy Hollow 2.3

    3 Town of Mamaroneck 3.0

    3 Village of Briarcliff Manor 3.0

    5 Town of New Castle 3.3

    Sources: Pattern analysis of GIS data from Westchester County Planning Dept.; New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

    Sources: Pattern analysis of GIS data from Westchester County Planning Dept.; NY State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation;

    Westchester County Parks Department; Google (movie theaters & live theaters)

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    Data Sources: Westchester County Planning Department (Parks, Trailways); Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress (Amenity points, golf courses)

  • Business Phone Website

    Westchester County Executive’s Office (914) 995-2900 www.WestchesterGov.com

    Westchester County Office of Economic Development (914) 995-2963 www.WestchesterSmart.com

    Office of the Westchester County Clerk (914) 995-3080 www.Westchesterclerk.com

    Westchester Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE)

    (914) 995-2900 mwbe.westchestergov.com

    The Business Council of Westchester (914) 948-2110 www.Thebcw.org

    Industrial Development Agencies and Other Resources

    Phone Website

    County of Westchester IDA (914) 995-2900 www.Westchestersmart.com/IDA

    Mount Vernon IDA (914) 665-2300 www.Cmvny.com\departments\planning\industria

    l-development-agency

    New Rochelle IDA (914) 652-2193 www.Newrochelleny.com\315\IDACLD

    Peekskill IDA (914) 737-3400 www.Cityofpeekskill.com\industrialdevelopmenta

    gency

    Yonkers IDA (914) 509-8651 www.Yonkersida.com

    Community Capital New York (914) 747-8020 www.Communitycapitalny.org

    New York State Dept. of Labor (914) 995-3910 www.Labor.ny.gov/home

    NYS Small Business Development Center-Rockland (845) 356-6065 www.Nyssbdc.org

    U.S. Small Business Administration (212) 364-4354 www.Sba.gov

    SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) Westchester

    (914) 948-3907 www.Scorewestchester.com

    Professional Development Center at Westchester Community College

    (914) 606-6598 www.Sunywcc.edu\continuing-ed\professional-

    development-center

    Westchester-Putnam Workforce Investment Board/One-Stop Employment Center

    (914) 995-3910 www.Westchesterputnamonestop.com

    Minority Business Development Agency (917) 830-2920 www.Mbda.gov

    Empire State Development (845) 567-4882 www.esd.ny.gov/regions/mid-hudson

    Housing Phone Website

    Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS (HGAR) (914) 681-0833 www.Hgar.com

    Tourism & Film Phone Website

    Westchester County Tourism & Film (914) 995-8500 (800) 833-9282

    www.Visitwestchesterny.com

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    Page 8 Population by Race and Ethnicity – Data for White, Black, Asian, and Other include non-Hispanics only. The data for the Hispanic population includes Hispanics of any race. The “Other” category includes American Indians, Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, individuals who checked “Other” on the Census, and individuals with two or more races. Place of Birth – The category of individuals who were born abroad and are not U.S. citizens includes both legal immigrants (with green cards, student visas, etc.) and undocumented immigrants. The U.S. Census does not ask individuals about their immigration status. The category of people born “Elsewhere in the U.S.” includes people born in the other 49 states, or born in Puerto Rico & U.S. overseas territories. Page 10 Employment by Industry of County Residents – Categories are those reported by the U.S. Census. Page 12 Annual Retail Leakage – NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) is used by Federal agencies to classify business establishments for purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing data related to the U.S. business economy. Page 13 All Charts – Numbers are annual averages computed for specific categories by the NY State Dept. of Labor. The “Government” category includes federal, state, and local government. Page 14 Housing Statistics & Housing Occupancy – Vacant units include unrented apartments/condos as well as unsold or vacant homes. Median monthly homeowner costs include taxes and mortgage, among other costs. Median Home Value – 2000 values adjusted for inflation to 2016 dollars using the CPI Inflation Calculator from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl Page 16 Median Rent – 2000 values adjusted for inflation to 2016 dollars using the CPI Inflation Calculator from the BLS. Page 17 Highest Median Monthly Rent – For communities with median monthly rents above $3,500 the Census reports the median rent as $3,500+ without specifying an exact dollar amount. Page 18 Commuting/Travel Statistics – According to Metro North Railroad, the ridership figures may overstate the total number of commuters by approximately 5% due to passenger transfers. Statistics for hotel/motels were compiled by Pattern using data found on Hotels.com and supplemented with a search of other online booking services. Out of 48 hotels identified in the county, 8 did not have room count data available; the 5,634 total number of rooms represents a minimum number of rooms. Pattern estimates the actual total is approximately 6,000-6,100. Means of Travel to Work – The “Other” category includes respondents who checked “Other” on the Census form, and people who commute by taxi, bicycle, or motorcycle.

    Page 20 County Revenues and County Expenditures Pie Charts – Categories are those reported by the Office of the New York State Comptroller. More detailed data is available at: http://wwe2.osc.state.ny.us/transparency/LocalGov/LocalGovIntro.cfm County Revenues and Expenditures – Prior year totals are adjusted for inflation to 2016 dollars using the CPI Inflation Calculator from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. County Employees – These totals include only employees who are in the state retirement system. Employees were counted as part time if they earned less than $30,000 in 2017 and full time if they earned $30,000 or more. “Police/Fire” employees include people in the statewide retirement system for police and fire employees. “General employees” includes all others. Tax Cap – The NY Tax Cap law restricts schools and local governments from raising the property tax levy by more than 2% (and sometimes even less) without a supermajority vote (60% or more) of the local governing body. Page 22 Highest Median Income – For communities with median incomes above $250,000, the Census reports the median income as $250,000+ without specifying an exact amount. Median Household Income – 2000 values adjusted for inflation to 2016 dollars using the CPI Inflation Calculator from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Page 24 Enrollment Statistics – Students classified as “Economically Disadvantaged” by the NYS Dept. of Education are eligible for free or reduced lunch. Graduation Rate – Shows the 4-year graduation rate. Private School Enrollment – Schools are classified according to religious affiliation by the NYS Dept. of Education. Page 25 Graduation Rates – Pocantico Hills School District serves grades K-8 only so has no graduation rate data. Page 26 Public Schools Top 5 – Median teacher compensation includes full time educators only (with $30,000 used as the cut off for a full time salary). Page 30 Healthcare Provider Statistics – Each year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation releases a health ranking for every county in the U.S. which includes dozens of key health metrics. Healthcare Establishments - Data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Numbers are annual averages computed by the BLS. Page 31 Childhood Obesity – The “overweight” category does NOT include “obese” children--they are counted separately. Page 32 Public Safety – This metric tracks totals for certain types of property and violent crimes, known as “FBI Index Crimes.” The property crimes tracked are burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft. The violent crimes tracked are murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

    https://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.plhttps://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.plhttps://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.plhttp://wwe2.osc.state.ny.us/transparency/LocalGov/LocalGovIntro.cfmhttp://wwe2.osc.state.ny.us/transparency/LocalGov/LocalGovIntro.cfm

  • The Business Council of Westchester 800 Westchester Avenue, Suite S-310

    Rye Brook, NY 10573 (914) 948-2110

    www.thebcw.org

    Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress 3 Washington Center, 2nd Floor

    Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 565-4900

    www.pattern-for-progress.org