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Yonkers, New York

Yonkers New York
Full nameCity of Yonkers
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
BodyYonkers City Council
MayorPhilip A. Amicone (R)
Total Area20.3 sq mi (52.6 km2)
Land Area18.1 sq mi (46.9 km2)
Water Area2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)
Elevation82 ft (25 m)
Total Population195976 (2010)
Density (pop.)4179.4/km2 (10827.4/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes10701, 10702 (post office), 10703, 10704, 10705, 10707 (shared with Tuckahoe, NY), 10708 (shared with Bronxville, NY) 10710
Area code914
FIPS code36-84000 
GNIS feature ID0971828 

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Yonkers is the fourth most populous city in the state of New York (behind New York City, Buffalo and Rochester), and the most populous city in Westchester County, with a population of 195,976 (according to the 2010 Census). Yonkers borders the New York City borough of The Bronx and is 2 miles (3 km) north of Manhattan at the cities' closest points.

The city is home to several attractions: the Hudson River Museum, the Sherwood House, the Science Barge, Cross County Shopping Center, Ridge Hill Shopping Center, and Yonkers Raceway, a harness racing track that has renovated its grounds and clubhouse and added legalized video slot machine gambling in 2006 in a "racino" called Empire City. There are also many large shopping areas along Central Park Avenue (NY 100), informally called "Central Ave" by area residents, a name it takes officially a few miles north in White Plains, New York.

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