Westchester County’s population grew by 3% from 923,459 to 949,113 between the 2000 and 2010 Census, a higher rate of growth than the New York State average of 2% during this period but lower than the nation’s growth at 10%. The largest percentage gains during the decade were in Harrison (14%), Somers (11%), and Rye Brook (9%); the largest numeric increases were in New Rochelle (4,880), White Plains (3,776), and Harrison (3,318).
The Census Bureau recorded population loss in 10 Westchester County municipalities, although municipalities may challenge these counts through the Bureau’s Question Count Resolution program. The largest percentage losses were found in Larchmont (-10%), Scarsdale (-4%), and Bedford (-4%); numeric losses were greatest in Mount Vernon (-1,089), Bedford (-798), and Scarsdale (-657).
Population gain in Westchester was largely fueled by an increase in the population who identify as Hispanic or Latino. The Hispanic population grew by 62,908 and now constitute 22% of the county’s population. Every municipality in the county recorded a gain in Hispanic population. Hispanic or Latino population now constitute a majority in Port Chester (59%) and Sleepy Hollow (51%).
|Population Change by Municipality, 1940-2010|
|Population by Municipality including Race and Hispanic Origin|
|Hispanic Population by Type, 2000 & 2010|
|Population Density by Municipality, 2000 & 2010|
|Group Quarters Population, 2010|
|Population by 5-year Age Cohorts, 2010|
|Percentage of Population by 5-Year Age Cohorts|
|Male Population by 5-Year Age Cohorts, 2010|
|Female Population by 5-Year Age Cohorts, 2010|
|Major Ancestry Groups 2005-2009|
|Marital Status 2005-2009|
|Veteran Population 2005-2009|
|Veterans by Period of Service 2005-2009|
|Population by Zip Code|
|Population by Zip Code Tabulation Area for 2000 and 2010 Census|
|Population by Zip Code including Race and Hispanic Origin 2010 Census|
|Housing Units and Population by Zip Code 2010 Census|
|Population Density by Census 2010 Block Group|
|Population Density by Census 2010 Block|
|Population Change 2000-2010 by Census Tract|
|Demographic Themes, including Percent White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, 18 and over Population by Census Tract|