Located in south-central Westchester County, White Plains, New York is one of the edge cities that have developed on the outskirts of New York City. As of the 2005 census, White Plains had a total population of 56,509, although subsequent residential development has raised this figure even higher. Residents love this city, dubbed "the Birthplace of the State of New York," because of its thriving business community and small town appeal.
The per capita income of White Plains, NY is $33,825, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This is nearly $10,000 above the New York statewide average. The median home value in White Plains is $589,700, with home appreciation up 15% in the last year. The city offers superb cultural and recreational facilities with numerous public parks and nature areas. Over 20% of the city's land is open space.
White Plain's professional history is dotted with several multi-million dollar development projects aimed at increasing the business capacity of this growing city. The top employers providing employment for White Plains' students and professionals are:
- General Foods
- Hitachi IBM
- Van Muching
The new millennium has brought an infusion of urban professionals seeking the competitive cost of living and close proximity to downtown Manhattan. To meet this demand, White Plains has constructed a series of new condominiums and apartment homes.
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