Life in White Plains, New York

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to White Plains, New York? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in White Plains?
Jake Dempsey reports in this review:
WeatherHow much crime?What are the neighborhoods like?What are the people like?
The weather in this area hits both sides of the bell curve. For one, the summers are very hot and humid, with a great deal of rain and thunderstorms. There has been some hurricanes that have hit the area as well, but for the most part they are rare. The winters are long and cold, and produce a great deal of snow from the storms that come up the east coast as well as those that come down from the great lakes.There is not much crime in this area that does not revolve around criminal driving actions along with a little bit of drug activity, but usually only the dealing and possession of marijuana. There is a heavy police presence in the downtown area of the city and they tend to keep the crime minimal. There are many people who speed down the main line since it is a long, straight road, but with all of the speed traps they are usually caught and punished.The best parts of town are outside of the downtown area, where there are suburban areas that have large, multi-level homes with gorgeous lands. The people in these areas are mostly white, upper middle class, and are well-educated. Typically, anything that is on Mamaroneck Road is going to be a nice area. The only bad part of the town is located in the downtown, "city" area of White Plains. There are some areas that are not as nice, with smaller homes and also this is where the majority of the crime occurs.The people in this town are very friendly, well-meaning, and busy. They tend to be young to middle aged, married, educated, white individuals. There is also a strong Hispanic and Latino community in this section of the town. Typically, anyone that is very poor or uneducated will not fit in well in this town because they will not be able to make friends with the upper middle class individuals, or they will be perceived as the perpetrators of crimes.
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The downtown shopping area is large and wonderful, with access to retail shops as well as upper-scale shops such as Nordstrom.The best restaurants are the Melt Sandwich Shoppe and Hudson Grille.The public schools here are wonderful, with some of the best elementary teachers available in the entire state.There are some great places to meet others in the downtown shopping area as well as at some of the local attractions.
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There is the traffic on Mamaroneck Avenue which is just about a highway, but aside from that there is no other sources of noise.One of the neighboring towns is called Scarsdale. They are closer to New York City and they have a large downtown shopping area, but their town lacks the closeness and the amazing police force that is found in White Plains. The cost of living is higher as well, making White Plains a better place to live. Another close town is called Valhalla, which is more of a suburban area than White Plains, with nice houses that are surrounded by open lands. While it is a nice town, White Plains has better shopping and access to highways, making it a better place to live.The local hospital is named White Plains Hospital and it is one of the leading care areas available in New York.The nicest places to visit are the downtown shopping area as well as the library.
General comments   
The town is absolutely amazing in the sense that you can live in the suburban part of town and go to parks, beaches, and country clubs and never see an outlet mall. However, in the downtown area of White Plains, it is a legitimate city, with skyscrapers and such. It is also home to several important businesses such as Pepsi. The town is remarkably clean and the marriage between the urban and suburban gives it a completely unique feeling.   
White Plains, New York population: 56853

How many black people live in White Plains? How many white people?
Number of White People36178Percentage of White people63.6%
Number of Black People8768Percentage of Black people15.4%
Number of Hispanic People17743Percentage of Hispanic people31.2%
Number of Asian People4260Percentage of Asian people7.5%
Number of American Indian People890Percentage of American Indian people1.6%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

White Plains, New York

Percent college grads: 46.7%
Percent grad school grads: 23.7%
Unemployment rate: 5.9
Median house value: 510400
Median income: 73522

How many singles in White Plains?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
448334061.32men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
177918960.94men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
144317110.84men for each woman

Crimes in White Plains, New York
CrimesAbsolute numbersAverage percentage chance of being a victim in
by typeof crimesOne YearFive Years
Aggr. Assault660%1%
Auto Theft290%0%

Weather History for White Plains, New York

White Plains, New York Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year0006661566072510
How many days and how much precipitation and snow for White Plains, New York?

Number of days of rain
(.1 inch or greater)
total rainfallNumber of days of snow
(.5 inch or greater)
Total snowfall
Average year76492027
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year012931849313935871

How many hot humid days a year does White Plains, New York have?
How many cloudy days a year does White Plains, New York have?
How many sunny days a year does White Plains, New York have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does White Plains, New York have? How windy is it?
See below for the answers!
MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year75356900964699119

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.