A Numerical Painting : Mona Yonkers
The labor force in Yonkers comprised 74.3% of all males and 50.0% of all females – the individuals employed were sixteen years and over. Out of the total population, 77,515 individuals reported to work, of which 22,414 of the individuals worked in their area of residence, and 50,101 of the individuals worked outside their area of residence. On the other hand, 10,661 of the individuals reported that they did not to work meaning that there was 5.6% unemployment.
The median income in Yonkers was 18,719 dollars for households and 22,192 dollars for families. The per capita income was 8,339 in dollars. 9.8% of the total population was determined to be living below the poverty level, and 8.2% of families were below the poverty level. By 1980, income was relatively low and unemployment rate relatively high, compared with the next few decades. The economy was suffering perhaps due to a lack of females in the labor force, and a lot of people working outside of their residence.
In employment, for Yonkers during the 1990s, sixteen years and over, 62.9% of the population was involved in the labor force. The labor force comprised 73.2% of all males and 54.3% of all females. Of the females involved in the labor force, 47.0% of them had children under the age of six. There was a 6.5% unemployment rate in the year 1990. The median income for households was 36,376 dollars and the median income for families was 43,305 dollars.
The per capita income was 17,484 dollars. 11.0% of individuals of all ages lived under the poverty level and 9.0% of families that lived below the poverty level. The annual income by 1990 has increased and unemployment rate decreased. Also, more females entered the labor force. However, more people were under the poverty line.
The median income for a household was 44,663 dollars, and the median income for a family was 53,233 dollars. Males had a median income of 41,598 dollars versus the 34,756 dollars for females. 15.5% of the population and 13.0% of families lived below the poverty line. Out of these individuals, 24.8% of individuals under the age of eighteen and 9.9% of those sixty-five years and over were living below the poverty line. The economy saw a boom in economy, and the success rate on average increased immensely. This can possibly be due to the Clinton administration, the increase of education finally having its affects with numerous students settling down or some outside factor, such as people with good income moving in.
 U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 1980: Chp. C - General Social and Economic Characteristics: New York. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1983. [Table 57 - Summary of Economic Characteristics: 1980]
 U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 1990: CP-2 - Social and Economic Characteristics – Section 1: New York. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1992. [From Table 2 - Summary of Labor Force and Commuting Characteristics: 1990 and Table 3 -. Summary of Occupation, Income, and Poverty Characteristics: 1990]
 U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 2000: PHC-2. Summary Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics – Part 1: New York. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2003. [From Table 7 - Employment Status and Journey to Work: 2000 and Table 9. Work Status and Income in 1999: 2000 and Table 13. Household Income in 1999: 2000 and Table 15 - Poverty Status in 1999: 2000]