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The Final Census Results: Better Than Expected


October 18, 2020

A day following the close of the 2020 Census, Westchester’s Planning Commissioner Norma Drummond reported the results to Census workers and overseers around the county.  Forty separate municipalities managed increases in their counts over the last Census ten years ago. Hastings-on-Hudson became the 8th municipality to achieve 80%! The Town of Cortlandt joined 22 other municipalities to reach a 75% response rate. The Town of Ossining and the Village of Tuckahoe  passed the 70% mark to become the 33rd and 34thmunicipalities to do so.

Below is a side by side comparison of the 2020, 2010 and 2000 results:

2020                                       2010                                       2000

Above 80%            8                                             0                                              4

Above 75%          23                                           11                                            16

Above 70%          34                                           30                                            22

Above 65%          38                                           37                                            32

Above 60%          41                                           41                                            40

Below 60%            2                                              2                                              3

 

Lowest %             57.1%                                    56.1%                                    54%

Highest %            84.1%                                    79.1%                                    83%

 

County %             69.2%                                    67.9%                                    68%

Municipalities that achieved/exceeded their 2010 response rate:               34 (79%)

Municipalities that achieved/exceeded their 2000 response rate:               31 (72%)

Municipalities that achieved/exceeded BOTH 2000 and 2010 response rates:        28 (65%)

Greatest Improvement over 2010:            Lewisboro with an 8.4% increase

Greatest Improvement over 2000:            Somers with a whopping 17.9% increase!

Improvements with this last report:

2 municipalities increased by .3% including:

Mount Vernon to 57.8%

Sleepy Hollow to 65.3%

13 municipalities had .2% increases including:

Yonkers to 61.7%

Ossining Village to 66.2%

New Rochelle to 67.4%

Tuckahoe to 70%

Ossining Town to 70.1%

Larchmont to 71.9%

Mamaroneck Village to 72.7%

Dobbs Ferry to 73.7%

Buchanan to 74.8%

Mamaroneck Town to 75.3%

Mount Pleasant to 75.8%

Pleasantville to 77.7%

Hastings-on-Hudson to 80.1%

And 25 municipalities had .1% increases including:

Port Chester to 57.1%

Elmsford to 62.7%

Peekskill to 64%

White Plains to 69.5%

Harrison to 70.4%

North Salem to 70.9%

Mount Kisco to 71.5%

Bedford to 72.1%

Tarrytown to 72.7%

Cortlandt to 75%

Pound Ridge and Rye City to 75.2%

North Castle to 75.3%

Eastchester to 75.5%

Somers to 75.9%

Irvington to 76.3%

Greenburgh to 76.4%

Bronxville to 77.9%

Lewisboro to 79.2%

Yorktown to 79.8%

Rye Brook to 80.4%

Croton-on-Hudson to 80.7%

Briarcliff Manor to 81.6%

Pelham Manor to 82.6%

Scarsdale to 84.1%

Click here to Find out more about Census 2020

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