Westchester is the second-most populated county in New York,
With a population nearing 1 million, the only other NY state counties that have a larger population are Kings county, Queens county, Suffulk county, Bronx county, and Nassau county. Westchester county is 450 square miles. Established in 1683 it is located in the Hudson Valley and was named after The city of Chester in England.
The county is comprised of six cities, 19 towns, and 23 villages. The most populated city in Westchester is Yonkers while the most densely populated city is Mount Vernon.
The annual per capita income for Westchester county is among the highest in New York state along with New York, Nassau, Putnam, Suffolk and Rockland counties.
Westchester County ranks second after New York County for median income per person in New York state. Westchester County also has one of the highest property taxes of any county in the United States. Westchester County is located just North of New York City and a quick ride on the Long Island railroad.
The 6 cities in Westchester are
Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Peekskill, Rye, White Plains, Yonkers
The 19 towns in Westchester are
Bedford, Cortlandt, Eastchester, Greenburgh, Harrison, Lewisboro, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Mount Pleasant, New Castle, North Castle, North Salem,
Ossining, Pelham, Pound Ridge, Rye, Scarsdale, Somers, Yorktown
The 23 villages in Westchester are
Ardsley, Briarcliff Manor, Bronxville, Buchanan, Croton-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Harrison, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Larchmont, Mamaroneck,
Mount Kisco, Ossining, Pelham, Pelham Manor, Pleasantville, Port Chester,
Rye Brook, Scarsdale, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Tuckahoe