Westchester County


Community Information

Westchester County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. Westchester covers an area of 450 square miles (1,200 km²) and has a population of 949,113 according to the 2010 Census, residing in 45 municipalities. It was named after the city of Chester in England, and the county seat is White Plains.

The county’s location puts New York City and Long Island Sound to its south, Putnam County on the north, Connecticut on the east, Rockland County on the west. Westchester became the first large scale suburban area in the world to develop. Its significance as a suburb derived mostly from the upper-middle class development of entire communities in the late 19th century, and the rapid population growth that occurred as a result.


Westchester Links

Below are some useful resources all for Westchester County:

Westchester Destination Guide 2012

Historic and Cultural Attractions

Must-See Destinations

Media for Westchester County

Helpful Phone Numbers and Links

Our Coverage Areas: Westchester County

National Center For Education Statistics

City Data

Visit greatschools.org

Local Westchester News from Topix.com

Westchester Mapped