Westchester County

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Facts and Statistics

Located just north of New York City, Westchester occupies 450 square miles and is home to nearly one million people who live within its 45 cities, towns and villages. Westchester’s rich physical environment ranges from thriving urban centers to quiet rural landscapes, bordered by the shores of the Long Island Sound and the Hudson River.

Westchester County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) develops, maintains and distributes digital data for Westchester County. The site has a facilities locator, maps and more.

For statistical information as well as data on housing and community development, regional growth and guidance, environmental, design, and facilities planning, check out the Planning Department. They also provide Census statistics and reports, and the county’s Databook. This book features a wealth of demographic information, business statistics and information about county geography and services.

Westchester County government prides itself on maintaining a triple-A bond rating. On the Department of Finance Web site, you will find annual reports and financial facts about the county. You can also access information about purchasing policies and about projects that are seeking vendors or contractors. The site also has links to government auctions, including surplus property you can buy on eBay. The Office of Economic Development offers business resources, financial assistance and a wide range of related services and incentives to help businesses prosper in Westchester County.

The Westchester County Virtual Archives brings together the best examples of government and private records. We have estate records, minutes from government meetings from years past, Census records, newspaper articles, photos, diaries and letters.

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