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In 1798, the first federal census recorded a population of 24,000 for the county.Two developments in the first half of the 19th century – the construction of the first Croton Dam and Aqueduct, and the coming of the railroad – had enormous impacts on the growth of Westchester.Several different tribes occupied the area, including The Manhattans, and the Weckquaesgeek and Siwanoy bands of the Wappinger in the south, and Tankiteke, Sintsink and Kitchawank Wappinger in the north.The first European explorers to visit the Westchester area were Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524 and Henry Hudson in 1609.

Westchester County was one of the original twelve counties of the Province of New York, created by an act of the New York General Assembly in 1683.Westchester County ranks second in the state after New York County for median income per person, with a higher concentration of incomes in smaller households.Simultaneously, Westchester County had the highest property taxes of any county in the United States in 2013.The Croton Dam and Aqueduct was begun in 1837 and completed in 1842; now a National Historic Landmark, the Croton Aqueduct is considered one of the great engineering achievements of the 19th century.In the 1840s, the first railroads were built in Westchester, and included the New York and Harlem Railroad, the Hudson River Railroad, and the New York and New Haven Railroad.