In 1980, the Yonkers population was 195,351, of which 162,769 (84.5%) were native-born and 32,582 (16.7%) were foreign-born. Out of these 195,351 individuals, 23,226 (32.6%) of the persons were between the ages of one and eight and were enrolled in nursery, kindergarten and elementary schools. 12,506 (10.3%) of the persons were between the ages of sixteen and nineteen and were enrolled in high school. 12,103 (9.8%) of the persons were between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four and were in in college.
Now, of the persons who were twenty-five years or older, 67.5% finished high school and 17.6% completed at least four years of college. There was 24.1% of the population aged sixty and older who lived alone and 73.0% of the population who were eighteen years and younger living with parents. 139,508 (71.4%) of the population spoke English only, whereas the rest of the population (24.3%) spoke a language other than English. The education was thriving in the 1980s as more and more people were reaching and graduating from high schools, and furthering their careers by going to universities.
1990 and 2000
In the year 1990, the total population of Yonkers was 188,082 (100%). There were 87,721 (46.6%) males and 100,361 (53.4%) females. In the year 2000, the population of Yonkers was 196,086 (100.0%) individuals, of which there were 92,132 males (46.99%) and 103,954 females (53.01%).
2010 In the year 2010, the total population of Yonkers was 195,976 (100%) individuals. The population density was 10,827.4 people per square mile, and the housing units were at an average density of 4,466.2 per square mile. There were 92,855 (47.4%) males and 103,121 (52.6%) females. Compared to other years, the data that was available on Yonkers for 2010 was limited and thus profound observations and conclusions were also limited.
Females continued to outweigh the males in pure numbers and the population slowly increased. Taking into account that there no major event occurred in Yonkers in this time frame, there are literally tons of reasons for such a patterning. When personal preference is subsequently taken into account, the possibilities are endless.
 U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 1980: Chp. C - General Social and Economic Characteristics: New York. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1983. [From Table 56 - Summary of Social Characteristics: 1980]  U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 1990: CP-1 - General Population Characteristics – Section 1: New York. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1992. [From Table 1 - Summary of General Characteristics of Persons: 1990]  U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 2000: PHC-1 - Summary Population and Housing Characteristics: New York. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2002. [From Table 1 and Table 2 - Age and Sex: 2000]  U.S. Census Bureau. State & County Quickfacts: Yonkers, N.Y. Retrieved April 4, 2012, from http://quickfacts.census.gov.