Port Chester Today

Port Chester is a vibrant, culturally rich community, and the Carver Center honors the customs and diversity of the residents.

The Village’s demographics have changed drastically since the 1940s. Then, it was a town of white European immigrants, along with a smaller community of African Americans. Today, 70% of the residents are first and second generation Latinos from Mexico, Central America and South America. In all, the Village represents over 40 different countries. That’s the community that relies on Carver.

Statistics help describe Port Chester and reveal why the Carver Center is such an important community resource:

  • 72% of the families in the school district are Latino – more than anywhere else in Westchester County
  • 45% of African American families and 27% of Hispanic families live on less than $25,000 a year*
  • 60% of the elementary school children are eligible for free or reduced cost lunch, one of the highest rates in Westchester County*
  • 5% of the population lives below the poverty line
  • 30% of those ages 25 and older do not have a high school diploma
  • 52% of students qualify for free school lunch
  • Graduation rate ranking 35th out of 39 districts in Westchester
  • Low 26 % College readiness rate
  • 21% of children are classified as poor
  • 32% of the people under 65 do not have health insurance
  • Lowest Per-capita income of all communities in Westchester County

 

*Source: Westchester Children’s Association

 

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