Mount Kisco, New York

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Mount Kisco, New York is located in New York

Coordinates: 4112′14″N 7343′50″W / 41.20389N 73.73056W / 41.20389; -73.73056Coordinates

Country      United States
State      New York
County      Westchester


- Mayor   

  J. Michael Cindrich

- Total      3.1 sq mi (8.1 km2)
- Land      3.1 sq mi (8.1 km2)
- Water      0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)


  302 ft (92 m)
Population (2000)      9,983
- Density      3,194.0/sq mi (1,233.2/km2)
Time zone      Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)      EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code      10549
Area code(s)      914
FIPS code      36-48890
GNIS feature ID      0957852

Mount Kisco is a community that is both a village and a town in Westchester County, New York, United 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 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 Mount Kisco Municipal Complex was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.1 km), all of it land.


As of the census[2] 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/km). There were 4,103 housing units at an average density of 1,312.7 per square mile (506.1/km). 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.

Commercial hub

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.

Railroad service

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.

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