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Bronx County, New York (NY)

County population in 2016: 1,455,720 (100% urban, 0% rural); it was 1,332,650 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 61,305
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 31,796
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 90,522
Renter-occupied apartments: 390,348 (it was 372,690 in 2000)
% of renters here:

80%
State:

47%

Land area: 42 sq. mi.

Water area: 15.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 34638 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bronx County: 156.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (38.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (21.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Bronx County, New York:

  • Hispanic or Latino (56.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (29.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (9.0%)
  • Asian alone (3.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Some other race alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  33.6 years
New York median age:  38.4 years
Males: 686,382  (47.2%)
Females: 769,338  (52.8%)
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Average household size:
Bronx County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,525 ($27,611 in 1999)

This county:

$37,525
New York:

$62,909

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $1,032 (lower quartile is $698, upper quartile is $1,286)
This county:

$1032
State:

$1086


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $378,000 (it was $183,800 in 2000)
Bronx:

$378,000
New York:

$302,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $181,600 - $504,900

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $421,012
Here:

$421,012
State:

$357,272

Townhouses or other attached units: $415,292
Here:

$415,292
State:

$568,104

In 2-unit structures: $520,362
Here:

$520,362
State:

$561,049

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $517,075
Here:

$517,075
State:

$650,258

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $165,060
Here:

$165,060
State:

$816,667

Mobile homes: $264,908
Here:

$264,908
State:

$72,941
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,307
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $709

Institutionalized population: 25,437
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Health of residents in Bronx County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.2. This is significantly worse than average.
67.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
39.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
73.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
67.0% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 189 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 160 pounds. This is about average.
2.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 44 buildings, average cost: $200,600
  • 2008: 162 buildings, average cost: $218,800
  • 2009: 61 buildings, average cost: $224,900
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $216,400
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $220,300
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $232,600
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $222,200
  • 2014: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,731 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,522 (1.2%)

Bronx County household income distribution in 2009 Bronx County home values distribution Bronx County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 28.7%
Bronx County:

28.7%
New York:

14.7%
(17.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.7% for Black residents, 32.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.8% for American Indian residents, 13.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 33.7% for other race residents, 32.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 33.6 years old
(Males: 31.4 years old, Females: 35.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.1 years old, Black residents: 34.7 years old, American Indian residents: 29.2 years old, Asian residents: 37.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31.1 years old, Other race residents: 30.4 years old)

Area name: New York-Monmouth-Ocean, NY-NJ HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bronx County is $1003 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1133 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1406 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bronx.

Bronx County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Bronx County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.443 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.02 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.019 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significantly below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Brown County, Illinois , Buchanan County, Missouri , Chariton County, Missouri , Logan County, Colorado , Mifflin County, Pennsylvania , Routt County, Colorado , York County, Pennsylvania , Ross County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.6%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 86,014
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 544,778 (49.2% naturalized citizens)

Bronx County:

37.4%
Whole state:

23.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 116,170
  • 2000 to 2009: 158,014
  • 1990 to 1999: 126,515
  • 1980 to 1989: 119,950
  • 1970 to 1979: 48,760
  • Before 1970: 49,451
Note: State values scaled to Bronx County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 40.7%

Bronx County marital status for males Bronx County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 32,060
  • One, attached: 24,577
  • Two: 47,568
  • 3 or 4: 44,316
  • 5 to 9: 19,105
  • 10 to 19: 33,382
  • 20 to 49: 137,328
  • 50 or more: 186,807
  • Mobile homes: 522
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 123

Housing units in Bronx County with a mortgage: 57,653 (1,625 second mortgage, 3,800 home equity loan, 205 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 38,629

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

61.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bronx County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic353,09872
Other62,13983
Evangelical Protestant59,530287
Mainline Protestant28,611123
Black Protestant12,27550
Orthodox2,3504
None867,105-
Bronx County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 839
Bronx County:

6.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 89
This county:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Bronx County:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 435
This county:

3.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bronx County:

8.8%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Bronx County:

25.4%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Bronx County:

The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 0.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 0 years

Earthquake activity:

Bronx County-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 216.2 miles away from Bronx County center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 119.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 251.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 223.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 117.7 miles away from Bronx County center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 217.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4085: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 4085, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4020: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4020, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3328: August 26, 2011, FEMA Id: 3328, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3262: September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: 3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 16, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3186: August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3186, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • New York Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 17, 2003 to February 18, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3184: March 27, 2003, FEMA Id: 3184, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • New York Terrorist Attack, Incident Period: September 11, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1391: September 11, 2001, FEMA Id: 1391, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New York Virus Threat, Incident Period: May 22, 2000 to November 01, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3155: October 11, 2000, FEMA Id: 3155, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New York Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1083: January 12, 1996, FEMA Id: 1083, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Bronx County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Blizzards: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Dominican Republic (40%)
  • Jamaica (10%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • Ghana (4%)
  • Honduras (3%)
  • Other Western Africa (3%)
  • Ecuador (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bronx County (%):

  • Jamaican (5%)
  • African (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • American (2%)
  • Ghanaian (1%)
  • West Indian (1%)
  • Irish (1%)

Bronx County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 141,527 (36.3%)
  • Carpooled: 26,720 (6.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 71,177 (18.3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 738 (0.2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 74,144 (19.0%)
  • Railroad: 4,292 (1.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 46 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 7,465 (1.9%)
  • Bicycle: 2,707 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 41,653 (10.7%)
  • Worked at home: 19,329 (5.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Bronx County, New York in 2000:

  • 13,154 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11,663 people in nursing homes
  • 8,864 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5,720 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,289 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 851 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 848 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 841 people in other group homes
  • 702 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 666 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 635 people in religious group quarters
  • 317 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 309 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 288 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 288 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 253 people in state prisons
  • 192 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 142 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 133 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 80 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 75 people in institutions for the blind
  • 64 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 62 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 41 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 22 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 19 people in halfway houses
  • 5 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

People in group quarters in Bronx County, New York in 2010:

  • 11,939 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 11,734 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8,990 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6,418 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,099 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 1,689 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 1,222 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 855 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 610 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 353 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 265 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 222 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 135 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 127 people in state prisons
  • 42 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,506.

5.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,742 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.28%
New York average:

5.06%


0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($767 average AGI)
Bronx County:

0.18%
New York average:

0.08%

3.46% relocated from other counties in New York ($19,903 average AGI)
1.65% relocated from other states ($8,073 average AGI)
Bronx County:

1.65%
New York average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New York County, NY  1.60% ($28,773 average AGI)
from Kings County, NY  0.55% ($27,496)
from Queens County, NY  0.52% ($29,659)
from Westchester County, NY  0.40% ($38,164)
from Hudson County, NJ  0.07% ($33,479)
from Nassau County, NY  0.06% ($39,013)
from Bergen County, NJ  0.06% ($35,593)


6.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,651 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
New York average:

5.46%


0.18% of residents moved to foreign countries ($274 average AGI)
Bronx County:

0.18%
New York average:

0.11%

3.93% relocated to other counties in New York ($22,467 average AGI)
2.32% relocated to other states ($11,910 average AGI)
Bronx County:

2.32%
New York average:

2.38%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to New York County, NY  1.34% ($30,728 average AGI)
to Westchester County, NY  0.80% ($50,059)
to Queens County, NY  0.60% ($32,813)
to Kings County, NY  0.56% ($26,935)
to Bergen County, NJ  0.13% ($50,315)
to Orange County, NY  0.10% ($53,639)
to Hudson County, NJ  0.10% ($36,220)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 19.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 16.0

Births per 1000 population in Bronx County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Bronx County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Bronx County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bronx County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bronx County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 156,146 (125,561 aged, 30,585 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 28,416 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Bronx County, New York in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (23,928)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (8,897)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (8,277)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (7,119)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (3,985)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (3,371)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,067)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (3,039)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,883)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (2,787)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.66
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,731
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 326
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49,831

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,628
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 734
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 49

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 5,227

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 132.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 75.7
  • Cut/Pierce - 23.9
  • Transportation-Related, Overall - 10.0
  • Terrorism - 9.7
  • Suffocation - 4.8
  • Other - 8.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 51.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 16.6
  • Firearm - 11.5
  • Fall - 11.0
  • Poisoning - 6.4
  • Other - 6.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,455,720
  • In family households: 1,215,270 (125,416 male householders, 206,358 female householders)
    142,481 spouses, 517,548 children (498,989 natural, 8,147 adopted, 10,412 stepchildren), 53,527 grandchildren, 38,642 brothers or sisters, 38,338 parents, 47,750 other relatives, 45,210 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 198,621 (73,158 male householders (61,334 living alone)), 93,607 female householders (85,034 living alone)), 31,856 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 41,829

Size of family households: 109,702 2-persons, 87,603 3-persons, 69,112 4-persons, 39,900 5-persons, 14,662 6-persons, 10,795 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 146,368 1-person, 15,504 2-persons, 2,786 3-persons, 1,331 4-persons, 482 5-persons, 97 6-persons, 197 7-or-more-persons.

136,438 married couples with children.
165,925 single-parent households (26,810 men, 139,115 women).

40.1% of residents of Bronx speak English at home.
47.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
5.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
5.1% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $0,000 ($0 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $0,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $0,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $0,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $0,000
Federal grants: $0,000
Federal procurement contracts: $0,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $0,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $0,000
Federal Government insurance: $0,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 128,965
Here:

95 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 51,340
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +68,981
Here:

+51 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -119,310
Here -88 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Bronx County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.0
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.7
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,899
  • 2010 to 2013: 9,912
  • 2000 to 2009: 26,052
  • 1990 to 1999: 18,288
  • 1980 to 1989: 18,933
  • 1970 to 1979: 36,790
  • 1960 to 1969: 66,710
  • 1950 to 1959: 79,745
  • 1940 to 1949: 63,853
  • 1939 or earlier: 203,606
Note: State values scaled to Bronx population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bronx County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bronx County population
  • 1 room: 1,666
  • 2 rooms: 1,792
  • 3 rooms: 11,165
  • 4 rooms: 20,965
  • 5 rooms: 23,409
  • 6 rooms: 17,304
  • 7 rooms: 7,078
  • 8 rooms: 5,235
  • 9+ rooms: 7,668
  • 1 room: 28,171
  • 2 rooms: 14,740
  • 3 rooms: 127,085
  • 4 rooms: 140,763
  • 5 rooms: 66,497
  • 6 rooms: 17,656
  • 7 rooms: 4,545
  • 8 rooms: 1,378
  • 9+ rooms: 1,422
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bronx County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bronx County population
  • no bedroom: 2,159
  • 1 bedroom: 14,757
  • 2 bedrooms: 24,673
  • 3 bedrooms: 40,215
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,730
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4,748
  • no bedroom: 31,265
  • 1 bedroom: 143,652
  • 2 bedrooms: 152,709
  • 3 bedrooms: 64,512
  • 4 bedrooms: 8,442
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,677
Cars and other vehicles available in Bronx County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bronx County population
  • no vehicle: 22,051
  • 1 vehicle: 43,857
  • 2 vehicles: 23,867
  • 3 vehicles: 4,907
  • 4 vehicles: 1,115
  • 5+ vehicles: 485
  • no vehicle: 270,375
  • 1 vehicle: 108,486
  • 2 vehicles: 20,555
  • 3 vehicles: 2,468
  • 4 vehicles: 336
  • 5+ vehicles: 37

91% of Bronx County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 32% lived in New York.

Bronx County:

91.0%
State average:

89.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 732,924
  • Other state: 76,165
  • Northeast: 22,649
  • Midwest: 7,695
  • South: 38,057
  • West: 7,764

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bronx County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (62.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25.0%)
  • Electricity (7.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • No fuel used (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • Coal or coke (0.2%)
  • Solar energy (0.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (45.5%)
  • Utility gas (37.2%)
  • Electricity (11.5%)
  • No fuel used (2.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Coal or coke (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14,053
Here:

8.5%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 9,185
Here:

10.9%
New York:

13.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 30,032
Here:

30.9%
New York:

34.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 94,525
  • Number of aged recipients: 14,959
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 79,566
  • Number of recipients under 18: 14,824
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 50,076
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 29,625
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 25,137
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 51,269
Bronx County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Bronx County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 330 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED617$398,7391,369$205,0332,166$282,596156$147,013130$1,607,208147$345,28612$307,167
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED78$378,487170$275,271441$285,48161$114,96716$1,788,87541$296,5121$351,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED307$405,130821$204,1232,384$302,222490$66,32275$2,027,093309$235,50212$51,583
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN215$404,465235$247,847978$319,73865$180,52329$1,295,93185$288,3531$355,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS76$394,368172$200,645455$306,81332$224,0942$1,262,50025$274,9600$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 157 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED163$224,91418$351,2220$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED123$284,93536$339,5001$368,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED96$233,86537$368,1081$399,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN67$221,61213$316,0002$251,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS21$250,6674$420,2500$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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