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White Plains (C)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City; 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.

White Plains is a city in south-central Westchester County, New York, about 4 miles east of the Hudson River and 2.5 miles northwest of Long Island Sound. It is bordered to the north by the town of North Castle, to the north and east by the town/village of Harrison, to the south by the town/village of Scarsdale and to the west by the town of Greenburgh. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 53,077, but a 2002 census estimate put the city's population at over 55,000 and subsequent residential development has raised this figure even higher. White Plains is one of the edge cities that have developed outside of New York City. As per 2005 the total population of the city was 56,733.
According to the United States census bureau, the city has a total area of 25.6 square kilometers out of it 25.4 square kilometers is land and 0.2 square kilometers is water area. In the city the population was spread out with 21.2 percent under the age of 18, 7.5 percent from 18 to 24, 32.5 percent from 25 to 44, 23.6 percent from 45 to 64, and 15.2 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.
The White Plains armory on South Broadway stands on the site of the original County Courthouse where, on July 11, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read publicly in New York State for the first time. This historical event supports the claim that White Plains is the birthplace of the State of New York.
A residential community of nearly 54,000, the population soars to more than 200,000 during the day as office workers, shoppers and visitors arrive by car, rail, bus and plane. Plains are Westchester’s premier business market and are home to the county’s largest concentration of retail activity. Local options are enhanced by the County's 18,000 acres of parkland, beaches, trails, golf courses, pools and boating facilities. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism place in New York.

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