Mount Kisco is a community that is both a village
and a town
States. The Town of Mount Kisco is coterminous with the
village. The population was 9,983 at the 2000 census.
The Village of Mount Kisco was incorporated in 1875 and was
partly in the towns of Bedford
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
Kisco Municipal Complex was added to the National
Register of Historic Places in 1997.
According to the United
States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.1 square
miles (8.1 km²),
all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 9,983 people, 3,993 households, and 2,447 families
residing in the village. The population
density was 3,194.0 people per square mile (1,231.5/km²). There
were 4,103 housing units at an average density of 1,312.7 per square
mile (506.1/km²). 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
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
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.
Situated in the center of northern Westchester County, Mount Kisco
is the "commercial hub" of northern Westchester. The
shopping corridors are on South Moger Avenue and Main Street/Route
117, which are home to numerous locally owned upmarket boutiques,
especially those dealing in designer clothing and home decor, and
high-end chains, such as Banana Republic and Ann Taylor. The site of
the former Manufacturer's Outlet Center today houses a Target, an
A&P grocery store, and several small businesses that were
temporarily displaced by the construction of said Target and A&P.
This recent development, along with a past revitalization of the
town's commercial districts, has increased Mount Kisco's tax base,
bringing in a substantial amount of revenue. One negative side effect
of the village's commercial viability has been its steady increase in
car traffic since the mid-1990s. This is due to an increase in the
development of surrounding towns, whose residents comprise Mount
Kisco's consumer core. Congestion is said to be a common complaint
among town residents, along with quality of life issues.
The New York and Harlem Railroad extended through Mt. Kisco in
1846. It eventually became part of the New York Central Railroad and
then the Harlem Division of the present day MTA. The MTA provides
frequent service to Grand Central Terminal in New York City. The Mt.
Kisco station is at the business center of the town.
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.
Here for a Map of Mount Kisco