Westchester Over Six Decades: The Differences Between Then and Now

Comparing drivers’ licenses, education, crime, and sex between 1950 County and today.

 $75,551,930.39 in mortgage tax collected in 2012

1950 (four or more years of college completed)

Men: 32,465
Women: 21,765

2011 (bachelor’s degree or higher)

Men: 135,729
Women: 156,969

Religious Affiliation* (Individuals)

catholic  – 46%
other groups & unaffiliated – 39%
protestant – 10%
jewish – 5%

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Religious Congregations* (Groups)

protestant – 65%
catholic – 15%
other – 12%
jewish – 8%
*Based on 2012 data

In 2012, 2,958 new citizens were sworn in by the Westchester County Clerk.

Rise of the Tutors

Number of people in Westchester employed in the exam-preparation and tutoring sector
2002: 291
2004: 572
2006: 610
2008: 879
2010: 901

NYS driver’s licenses registered with Westchester residency* 635,171

registered vehicles

Standard – 601,162
Commercial – 24,358
Trailer – 7,524
Motorcycle – 13,386
Moped – 549
Bus – 1,882
Taxi – 3,673
Ambulance – 140
Rental – 559
Farm – 10
*in 2012

Crime Doesn’t Pay

58: White-collar crime investigations opened in 2012
$2.4 million: Money recouped in 2012
99%: Overall felony-conviction rate in 2012
(includes pleas and trials)

Sex in Government (govt.-employed residents)

1950
Men: 64% (14,096)
Women: 36% (7,947)

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2011
Men: 43% (28,045)
Women: 57% (37,479)

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