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Corporation of the City of Yonkers
Flag of Yonkers, New York
Official seal of Yonkers, New York
Location in Westchester County and the State of New York
Location in Westchester County and the State of New York
Coordinates: 40°56′29″N 73°51′52″W / 40.94139°N 73.86444°W / 40.94139; -73.86444
Country United States
State New York
CountyFlag of Westchester County, New York.png Westchester
Founded1646 (village)
Incorporated1872 (city)
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • BodyYonkers City Council
 • MayorMike Spano (D)
 • Total20.30 sq mi (52.57 km2)
 • Land18.01 sq mi (46.65 km2)
 • Water2.28 sq mi (5.92 km2)
82 ft (25 m)
 • Total195,976 US: 113th
 • Estimate 
 • Density11,148.51/sq mi (4,304.41/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
10701, 10702 (post office), 10703, 10704, 10705, 10707 (shared with Tuckahoe, NY), 10708 (shared with Bronxville, NY), 10710
FIPS code36-84000[3]
GNIS feature ID0971828[4]

Yonkers is the 4th largest city in the American state of New York. It is the southwestern part of Westchester County

Yonkers borders the New York City borough of The Bronx and is 2 miles (3 km) north of Manhattan. Broadway runs through all three, and railroads also connect them to Grand Central Terminal. The Bronx River separates Yonkers from Mount Vernon, New York on the east. The Hudson River is on the west. The city's best-known attraction is Yonkers Raceway, a harness racing track. There is a large shopping area along Central Park Avenue. It is sometimes called "Central Avenue" by area residents.