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White Plains, New York
White Plains is a city located in Westchester County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 53,077, but a July 1, 2002 Census estimate put the city's population at 55,394. It is the county seat of Westchester County.
White Plains is home to one of the campuses that comprise Pace University. The University's law school is located there.
Since the 1970's, many companies have moved their operations from Manhattan to White Plains. These office buildings are clustered in two areas; in the downtown business district and along Westchester Avenue (NY Route 119) in the eastern part of the city.
White Plains has two Metro North railroad stations, called White Plains and North White Plains.
In a recent study, White Plains was named the United States' second most expensive city in which to live, only behind New York.
White Plains is located at 41°1'24" North, 73°45'43" West (41.023464, -73.761843)1.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 53,077 people, 20,921 households, and 12,699 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,091.1/km² (5,415.5/mi²). There are 21,576 housing units at an average density of 850.1/km² (2,201.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 64.93% White, 15.91% African American, 0.34% Native American, 4.50% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 10.37% from other races, and 3.88% from two or more races. 23.51% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 20,921 households out of which 26.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% are married couples living together, 11.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% are non-families. 33.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 3.14.
In the city the population is spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $58,545, and the median income for a family is $71,891. Males have a median income of $47,742 versus $36,917 for females. The per capita income for the city is $33,825. 9.8% of the population and 6.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.2% of those under the age of 18 and 7.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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