A Numerical Painting : Mona Yonkers
In order to understand the city-suburb nature of Yonkers it is necessary to consider the statistics of its population. Yonkers’ population and its evolution was studied, analyzed, and recorded using data from the United States Census Bureau that spans over a period of thirty years (data from the Census comes from the years: 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010). Only the population statistics from the 1980 Census and forward, but not prior to 1980, were considered due to issue of reliability and consistency. Before the 1980 Census, the data is deficient. Furthermore, the Census data under consideration shares a system of similar categories and variables that these previous Censuses versions lack.
Also of importance is the fact that the population research of Yonkers from the 2010 Census is lacking, as compared to the previous years, because the 2010 Census itself has not yet been officially released to the public. The study of Yonkers’ population includes race, ethnicity, age, gender, and in fields such as education, labor, housing, geographical distribution, income, and language. In addition to these general categories, crime statistics were considered as part of the overall research because of their implications for society.
Population statistics not only include quantitative aspects of Yonkers’ society and raw numerical data, but also reflect a number of qualitative patterns and movements of the city and of its people. The following research is Yonkers’ population statistics from years 1980, 1990, 2000, and then 2010, and comparisons between the years. Finally, it is important to consider this research as part of a whole project. One must study my colleagues’ research as well to fully understand the patterning and associations of all the following statistics of Yonkers