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  The population of Westchester county is estimated at 978,604 where 605,858 speak English exclusively and 12,509 speak primarily in another language. In 2017 there were 10,469 births and 7,386 deaths in Westchester county. Westchester county has 149,162 housing units that are owned with a mortgage or a loan, 64,726 that are owned free and clear and 133,344 that are renter occupied.


  The residents of Westchester County filed 486,460 federal tax returns in 2017. This amount represents 5.1% of all New York filings and 0.326% of the entire nation. Westchester had an astronomical combined total federal tax liability of $16,584,899,000 on earned income of $70,733,933,000. Other notable statistics from Westchester County were 12,650 unemployment claims which collected a total of $68,480,000 and 202,270 charitable contributions valued at $1,723,157,000. 179,450 filings from Westchester County paid a combined total of $2,710,845,000 in property taxes and 143,000 filings paid $1,670,571,000 on mortgage interest costs.

  In 2010 Westchester county had 653 religious congregations with an estimated 609,660 members.

47.7% of the Westchester population has a college level Bachelors degree or higher. 12.4% have less than a highschool diploma level education.


Approximately 39% of Westchester County voted in the presidential election of 2016. This is an increase from the 2012 election by 93,775 votes.

At $90,483 the median income is 139.7% of the New York average. An estimated 22,053 people claimed to be unemployed last year in Westchester, the equivalant of around 4.6% of the county population. This represents an increase in the level of unemployment from the previous year's value of 4.3%.


Top 15 Industries in Westchester County.
Total # EmployedIndustry Job Type
79,057Health care and social assistance
48,739Retail trade
29,432Ambulatory health care services
28,162Professional, scientific, and technical services
26,862Accommodation and food services
25,269Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
24,424Finance and insurance
24,210Administrative and support services
24,038Food services and drinking places
21,899Hospitals
19,967Restaurants and other eating places
18,547General medical and surgical hospitals
16,847Nursing and residential care facilities
16,494Wholesale trade
15,205Other services (except public administration)


In 2018 the average price reduction was 3.90% in Westchester County (averaging across 24 zip codes a sample of which are; 10562, 10801, 10603, 10705 and 10530).

In 2018 12.53% of listings in Westchester County (averaging across 42 zip codes a sample of which are; 10520, 10703, 10805, 10804 and 10603) dropped their price.


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