In continuation of our new series, today we’re sharing a New Rochelle City Snapshot. If you missed the first City Snapshot for Yonkers, click here to see it. Throughout the rest of July, we’ll also be sharing City Snapshots for Mount Vernon, White Plains, and Peekskill. Stay tuned for the Mount Vernon City Snapshot next week!
Our goal is to shed some light on what it’s like to raise a child in each of these cities in Westchester County. The data we’ve chosen covers key areas such as demographics, economics, education, community resources, health and safety, and family. While there is much more data that we could have included, we think the data we’ve chosen provides a well-rounded picture of the environments that our children and youth are developing in. All the City Snapshots will contain the same data indicators for comparisons between cities.
You can download a pdf of the New Rochelle City Snapshot or use the interactive viewing window below.
New Rochelle HighlightsNOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all comparisons are made between the five selected cities, not between all municipalities in Westchester County.
- Limited English proficiency: Only 9% of students in the New Rochelle School District have limited English proficiency (LEP). Together with Mount Vernon, this is the lowest LEP rate out of the five cities.
- Free/reduced lunch rate: 44% of New Rochelle students receive free or reduced lunch, a smaller percentage than the other four school districts (In comparison, 34% of all students in Westchester County as a whole receive free or reduced lunch).
- Monthly housing costs: Homeowners in New Rochelle spend more on housing than the other four cities, with a median monthly housing cost of $2,606.
- Infant birthweight: Along with White Plains, New Rochelle had the lowest percentage of infants who were born underweight out of the five cities (8%).
- Youth Court: For nearly 30 years, New Rochelle’s Youth Bureau has implemented a Youth Court to achieve two goals: providing real-life experience in the legal system for students and offering a positive alternative for first-time child offenders. The Youth Court focuses on a restorative, community-oriented approach to justice by leveraging positive peer pressure and seeking rehabilitative sentencing outcomes (rather than merely punitive ones).
Take some time to explore the rest of the data in the New Rochelle City Snapshot below. We also encourage you to download the fact sheet as a reference, or send it to a friend or colleague using the share buttons at the bottom of the post.