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Yorktown (T)

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.
Yorktown is a town in Westchester County, in the suburbs of New York City about 38 miles north of midtown Manhattan. The population of the city was 36,318 at the 2000 census. The town is named after the battle of Yorktown near Yorktown, Virginia. The town of Yorktown is on the north border of the county. The town of Yorktown has a rich historical heritage beginning with the earliest known inhabitants Mohegan, Osceola, Amawalk, Kitchawan and Mohansic, all familiar names of local places. The Mohegans of the Algonquin Nation had habitations within the boundary of Yorktown.
The north town line is the border of Putnam County, New York. Somers borders Yorktown on the east and Cortlandt Manor borders Yorktown on the west. New Castle borders Yorktown on the south. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 101.7 square kilometers, out of which 95.1 square kilometers of it is land and 6.7 square kilometers of it is water.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.6 percent under the age of 18, 5.4 percent from 18 to 24, 28.5 percent from 25 to 44, 25.2 percent from 45 to 64, and 13.3 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females of age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males. The writer Clifford A. Pickover is a resident of Yorktown. Communities and locations in Yorktown include Amawalk, Crompond, Croton Lake, Kitchawan and Osceola Lake. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism place in New York.

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