Westchester County Tourism

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Westchester County is a county in the U.S. state of New York. Situated in the Hudson Valley, Westchester covers an area of 450 square miles (1,200 km2), consisting of 48 municipalities. According to the 2010 Census, the county had a population of 949,113, estimated to have increased by 2.9% to 976,396 by 2015. Established in 1683, Westchester was named after the city of Chester, England. The county seat is the city of White Plains. The annual per capita income for Westchester was $47,813 in 2011. The 2011 median household income of $77,006 was the fifth highest in New York (after Nassau, Putnam, Suffolk, and Rockland counties) and the 47th highest in the United States. By 2014, the county's median household income had risen to $83,422. Westchester County ranks second in the state after New York County for median income per person, with a higher concentration of incomes in smaller households. Westchester County is one of the centrally located counties within the New York metropolitan area. The county is positioned with New York City, Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, and Long Island Sound to its south; Putnam County to its north; Fairfield County, Connecticut to its east; and Rockland County and Bergen County, New Jersey across the Hudson River to the west. Westchester was the first suburban area of its scale in the world to develop, due mostly to the upper-middle-class development of entire communities in the late 19th century and the subsequent rapid population growth.Because of Westchester's numerous road and transit connections to New York City, as well as its shared border with the Bronx, the 20th and 21st centuries have seen much of the county, particularly the southern portion, become nearly as densely developed as New York City itself.

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This is a perfect opportunity to take a break from your routine and enjoy a fun-filled holiday. Westchester County in United States is an ideal destination for a vacation! A gripping city on its own right, New York City also deserves a visit. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit New York City for its bountiful attractions like Empire State Building, Central Park, Statue Of Liberty on your trip to Westchester County. Popular vacation packages of Westchester County are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Westchester County*

  • Pollution Statistics in Westchester County

    Know the pollution level of Westchester County before you plan your visit.

    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
  • Westchester County: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Westchester County for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Westchester County.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 62.5 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 62.5 (High)
  • Living in Westchester County - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 39.84 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 10.34 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 101.39 (High)
    • Health Care Index 33.33 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.3 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 87.25 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Westchester County

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Westchester County

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.88 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 88.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 57.5 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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