A Numerical Painting : Mona Yonkers
Housing in Yonkers
In Yonkers, during 1980, 192,726 individuals lived in households, of which 52,941were family householders and 20,942 were nonfamily householders. 41,463 of the individuals were spouses, 64,459 of the individuals were children, 9,647 of the individuals were other relatives, and 3,274 of the individuals were nonrelatives. Persons per household were 2.6, and persons per family were 3.18. Of the 52,941 families in Yonkers, 23,037 families had a child under the age of eighteen and 9,192 families had a child under the age of six. Of all the households, 41,532 were married-couple families where as 9,416 of the households were female householders with no husband. Lastly, 45,069 of the households were householders 18 years and under.
More people lived in households of families rather than nonfamilies because Yonkers has been an increasingly family town. One might expect a lot of hospitality
In 1990, Yonkers had a total of 75,562 housing units (100%), of which 72,101 (92.7%) were occupied, and 3,476 (4.6%) were vacant. Of the occupied housing units, 29,994 housing units (41.6%) were owner-occupied. The number of individuals who lived within these owner-occupied homes totaled 81,816 (43.5%).
Of the total housing units, 42,107 (58.4%) were renter-occupied. The number of individuals residing within these renter-occupied houses was 103,761 (56.5%). 155,544 (82.7%) of the entire population were in family households, whereas 25,203 (13.4%) of the population were in non-family households. There were 49,148 families in Yonkers. The median contract rent was 440 dollars.
There were a total of 77,589 (100.00%) housing units, of which 74,351 (95.83%) were occupied housing units, 3,238 (4. 17%) were vacant housing units and 275 (0.35%) units were for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.3% and the rental vacancy rate was 3.5%. Of the total population, 193,766 (98.82%) were in households. There were 32,885 (16.77%) individuals who were spouse of householders. Of the 61,845 (31.54%) individuals who were children of householders, 42,551 (21.7%) of these children were under the age of eighteen.
There were also 15,371 (7.84%) individuals labeled as other relatives, of which 4,321 (2.2%) were under the age of eighteen. Nonrelatives constituted 9,314 (4.75%) individuals, of which 3,715 (1.89%) of these nonrelatives were unmarried partners. In-group quarters made up 2,320 (1.18%) individuals. By 2000, more houses were built and more people were living in family households. People were marrying and creating families at a faster rate. Out of the 74,351 (100.0 %) total households in Yonkers, there were 49,290 (66.29%) family households, and 23,001 (30.94%) with children under eighteen years of age.
Married-couple families made up 32,885 (44.23%) of the households, and 14,517 (19.52%) of the households contained children under eighteen years of age. Female householders with no husbands made up 12,775 (17.18%) of the households, where 7,200 (9.68%) of these households were with children under eighteen years of age. Non-family households constituted 25,061 (33.71%) of the households, of which 21,687 (29.17%) were householders living alone and 8,868 (11.93%) were householders over the age of sixty-five. The average household size was 2.61 individuals, and the average family size was 3.23 families.
Yonkers had 80,389 (100.00%) housing units, of which 74,550 (92.7%) were occupied households, and 5,839 (7.26%) were vacant households. From the 5,839 vacant housing units, 2,496 (42.7%) were for rent, 714 (12.2%) were for sale, and 327 (0.06%) were for seasonal, recreational and occasional use. Out of the 74,550 housing units that were occupied, 34,400 (46.1%) were owner-occupied. The number of individuals who lived within these owner-occupied homes totaled 88,929 (45.4%). Whereas 40,150 (53.9%) of the housing units were renter-occupied and the number of individuals residing within these renter-occupied houses was 103,761 (52.9%). By 2010, there were even more housing units.
 U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 1980: Chp. C - General Social and Economic Characteristics: New York. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1983. [From Table 115 - General Characteristics for Areas and Places: 1980]
 U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 1990: CP-1 - General Population Characteristics – Section 2: New York. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1992. [From Table 64 - Household and Family Characteristics by Race and Hispanic Origin: 1990 and Table 65 - Household and Family Characteristics for Selected Age Groups by Race and Hispanic Origin: 1990 and Table 66 - Household and Family Characteristics for Selected Racial Groups: 1990 and Table 67 - Household and Family Characteristics by Type of Hispanic Origin: 1990 and Table 76 - General Characteristics of Persons, Households, and Families: 1990 and Table 79 - Race, Hispanic Origin, Age, and Sex of Persons in Households: 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 7 - Households and Families: 2000 and Table 9 - Household Relationship and Group Quarters Population: 2000]
 U.S. Census Bureau. State & County Quickfacts: Yonkers, N.Y. Retrieved April 4, 2012, from http://quickfacts.census.gov.