Summary of Mount Kisco, NY
The Village of Mount Kisco was incorporated in 1875 and was partly in the towns of Bedford and New Castle. In 1978, the village chose to become a town in its own right and joins several villages in the state that have made a like choice. The Town of Mount Kisco is coterminous with the village.
As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 9,983 people, 3,993 households, and 2,447 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,231.5/km≤ (3,194.0/mi≤). There were 4,103 housing units at an average density of 506.1/km≤ (1,312.7/mi≤). The large number of small businesses, retail stores, and financial and medical offices swells the daytime population to more than 20,000. The racial makeup of the village was 77.79% White, 5.99% African American, 0.28% Native American, 4.24% Asian, 9.03% from other races, and 2.67% from two or more races. 24.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 3,993 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the village the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 37.0% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $55,420, and the median income for a family was $68,219. Males had a median income of $45,428 versus $40,040 for females. The per capita income for the village was $32,424. About 7.4% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.
The coterminous Village/Town of Mount Kisco is governed by a Mayor and four trustees (one of whom is appointed Deputy Mayor by the Mayor at the beginning of each term). They are Mount Kisco's legislative branch and are responsible for government administration, budget approval and taxes, appointing Village/Town officials and specialized board members and act as Mount Kisco's Board of Police Commissioners. The current Mayor is J. Michael Cindrich. The current Deputy Mayor is Peter DiChiara. The other Trustees are George L. Griffin, Peter Grunthal and Anthony C. Markus.
Best Family Town
In April 2007, Mount Kisco was named the best family town in Westchester by InTown Magazine. InTown Magazine wrote that "while the town earns points for making the glamorous life so convenient, itís the down-to-earth vibe that launched this woodsy hamlet to the top".
InTown Magazine also wrote that: "While thereís no shortage of big-city sophistication, Mount Kisco is a small town at heart. Unlike other Westchester íburbs, you donít have to be a millionaire to live hereóthough, with home prices averaging around $500,000, a few extra zeros in your bank account never hurt. While so much of suburbia seems set on becoming yet another version of white-picket-fence utopia, Mount Kisco has opened the doors to upscale businesses while still managing to be real. About 25 percent of the population is Hispanic, which means kids get a lesson on diversity before they ever see a classroom. And speaking of classrooms, the school district here is excellent; Newsweek put Fox Lane High School on its best list in May 2005. (Incidentally, almost 80 percent of students go on to college.) While education is one reason families plant roots here, itís the barn-raising community spirit that keeps them grounded forever."
Situated in the center of northern Westchester County, Mount Kisco is often referred to as "the commercial hub" of northern Westchester. Often, people from surrounding towns and counties come to shop at the village's array of stores. It has been said that the population of the village doubles on key shopping days.
The name, Mount Kisco - Tradition says the name derives from Algonquian for "edge of creek land" or "muddy place"
The Mount Kisco Police Department plays an integral role in maintaining order in this Town/Village. The Mount Kisco Police Department is run by Chief Steven J. Anderson and is comprised of 4 Lieutenants, 5 Sergeants, 3 Detectives and 20 Patrol Officers. Mount Kisco has been deemed "the Mecca of Northern Westchester" because of its proximity to the Saw Mill Parkway and I-684. Mount Kisco is also host to the Metro-North Harlem Line, Northern Westchester Hospital Center, Mount Kisco Medical Group and much more.
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