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Mount Vernon (C)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York, the state is often regionalized into upstate and downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.

Mount Vernon is a city in Westchester county, New York, on the northern border of New York city. It is the eighth largest city in the state. The city is based on the Bronx river and the Hutchinson river. It consist mainly of farm lands crossed by two important railroads, the New York and Harlem and the New York and New Haven. Central Mount Vernon remained mostly undeveloped until Charles Crary bought land on Chester hill in 1869 then Chester hill became a privileged community got officially incorporated as a city in 1892. It is the third largest city in the county of Westchester.
According to the census bureau the city has a total area of 11.3 square kilometers out of which 11.3 square kilometers is land and 4.3 square kilometers is water. Fleetwood, Mount Vernon is an upscale residential and business neighborhood situated between the commercial and business district of Downtown to the south and the affluent residential and historic village of Bronxville to the north. Downtown Mount Vernon is one of the largest business districts in the county of Westchester and New York metro area.
As of the census of 2000 the population was at 68,321, there were 68,321 people, 27,048 households and 18,432 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,792.7 per square kilometers with 28,558 housing units at an average density of 3,509.3 per square kilometers. The city has an enormously diverse population for its size, over 98 different nationalities call the city home. The city has a large Brazilian community located in the neighborhoods just north and east of the downtown and it also has the largest West Indian and West African population in the county.

The city has been well served by passenger rail. Metro north has three train stations in Mount Vernon: Mount Vernon West, Mount Vernon East, and Fleetwood. It has become a centre of industry, education, administration and culture. Recently the city has undergone major improvements. It became a popular destination for tourism and it is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of New York.

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