7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any racial background. Casimir s Roman Catholic Church, Most Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, and St. Recently a large number of immigrants from the former Yugoslavia have called Yonkers home. At the federal level, Democratic representative Eliot Engel represents the city. Notable former residents include Steven Tyler (born Steven Tallarico) of the rock band Aerosmith, whose childhood home was just off Central Avenue on Pembrook Drive. The revitalization of the Getty Square area has helped to nurture growth for Southwest Yonkers. Also prominent is the African American community, many of whom migrated north to Yonkers during the Great Migration (African American) from 1930 s-1970 s debuono dating. The gentilic for residents is alternately Yonkersonian or Yonkersite debuono dating. Yonkers s manufacturing sector has also shown a recent resurgence.
2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33. Landmarks include the Hudson River Museum, Untermyer Park and the Lenoir Nature Preserve. The per capita income for the city is $22,793. 9% have children under the age of 18 living with them in 2000, 44. Yonkers is governed via a mayor-council system. In 1874 the southern part of Yonkers, including Kingsbridge and Riverdale, was annexed by New York City as The Bronx. It relocated to larger quarters (now the Yonkers Public Library) in the 1880s. In the 1980s and 1990s, Yonkers developed a national reputation for racial tension, based on a long-term battle between the City of Yonkers and the NAACP over the building of subsidized low-income housing projects. Neighborhoods include Nepera Park, Runyon Heights, Homefield, Glenwood, and Greystone.
Yonkers also has a significant Portuguese population. Founded in 1896, the YFD operates out of 11 Fire Stations, located throughout the city in 2 Battalions, under the command of 1 Assistant Chief per shift. This is a small section at the northern part of Nepperhan Avenue on the Hastings-on-Hudson border.. Southeast Yonkers Southeast Yonkers is mostly Irish-American (many of the Irish being native born) and Italian-American. Yonkers is the top origin and destination for the Bee-Line Bus service area, including Westchester and the northern Bronx, with the Getty Square intermodal hub seeing passenger levels in the millions annually. There were 74,351 households out of which 30. There were 80,839 housing units at an average density of 4,466. Similarly, a portion of Midland Avenue in the Dunwoodie section has been called the Little Italy of Yonkers. Yonkers also has a large Arab population, coinciding with the high percentage of Arabic speakers in Yonkers.
House sizes vary widely, from small houses set close together, to larger homes in areas like Lawrence Park West, and mid-rise apartment buildings along Central Avenue (NY 100). .