trainmetronorthWestchester residents spend an average of 36 minutes commuting each way. 22% of county residents use transit to get to work, while 63% drive alone, 8% carpool, and 5% walk to their job. Transit use varies widely by municipality with 44% of Bronxville residents and 39% of Larchmont residents using transit (chiefly rail), while only 2% of Buchanan residents and 6% of Yorktown residents use transit to get to work. Commuting by bus is most heavily concentrated in Yonkers with 14% of workers, while in many of the county’s northern reaches, bus use for commuting is negligible. Walking to work is heavily concentrated in New Rochelle (10%), White Plains (9%) and Mount Vernon.

Just under half (48.4%) of Westchester residents work in the county, while 21.4% work in Manhattan and 5.6% work in the Bronx. After Westchester, the counties of residence with the largest shares of those commuting into Westchester to work are the Bronx (9.5%), Fairfield (4.3%), Putnam (4.0%), and Queens (3.8%).

The County Department of Public Works and Transportation released a report based on 2010 on-board surveys of the Bee-Line bus system in Westchester. Click here to view that report, which contains additional statistics and information on bus ridership.

Commute Modes and Times of Westchester Workers by Municipality, 2005‐2009
County of Employment for Westchester Residents, 2002‐2009
County of Residence for Westchester Workers, 2002‐2009
Commute by Train (American Community Survey - ACS) 2007-2011
Commute by Bus (ACS) 2007-2011
Commute by Bicycle (ACS) 2007-2011
Carpool to Work (ACS 2007-2011
In-Commutation - County of Residence for Westchester Workers, 2010
Out-Commutation - County of Work for Westchester Residents, 2010