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Bronx, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

Total population: 1,383,871 (Urban population: 1,332,650, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 525,788 (498,539 occupied: 96,282 owner occupied, 402,257 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

81%
State:

47%

Housing density: 12,511 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016 in this county: $246,880.

Median contract rent in 2016: $560 (lower quartile is $395, upper quartile is $694)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,118


Median gross rent in Bronx, NY in 2016: $620

Housing units in Bronx with a mortgage: 23,339 (2,159 second mortgage, 2,053 home equity loan, 105 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,021



Bronx, New York Age and Sex of Residents
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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,338,398
  • In family households: 1,143,757 (127,125 male householders, 195,479 female householders)
    136,853 spouses, 471,459 children (448,166 natural, 10,810 adopted, 12,483 stepchildren), 48,842 grandchildren, 32,967 brothers or sisters, 23,831 parents, 45,676 other relatives, 50,885 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 194,641 (72,813 male householders (59,400 living alone)), 88,032 female householders (77,082 living alone)), 33,796 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 46,710 (25,437 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: -1 2-persons, -1 3-persons, -1 4-persons, -1 5-persons, -1 6-persons, -1 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: -1 1-person, -1 2-persons, -1 3-persons, -1 4-persons, -1 5-persons, -1 6-persons, -1 7-or-more-persons.

144,477 married couples with children.
186,404 single-parent households (19,925 men, 166,479 women).

47.3% of residents of Bronx speak English at home.
43.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
5.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 544,778 (37.4%)
(49.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

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

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Bronx, New York:

  • 1,798no bedroom
  • 14,9811 bedroom
  • 22,6142 bedrooms
  • 34,6223 bedrooms
  • 8,6134 bedrooms
  • 7,8945+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Bronx population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bronx, New York:

  • 39,727no bedroom
  • 151,6541 bedroom
  • 120,4162 bedrooms
  • 52,1093 bedrooms
  • 6,8274 bedrooms
  • 1,9575+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Bronx population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Bronx in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 24,600no vehicle
  • 40,3621 vehicle
  • 20,1852 vehicles
  • 4,1873 vehicles
  • 8544 vehicles
  • 3345+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Bronx population

Cars and other vehicles available in Bronx in renter-occupied apartments

  • 260,709no vehicle
  • 92,9691 vehicle
  • 15,6562 vehicles
  • 1,5473 vehicles
  • 2764 vehicles
  • 1,5335+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Bronx population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bronx, New York:

  • 1,2421 room
  • 3,0962 rooms
  • 12,8803 rooms
  • 14,9134 rooms
  • 17,9545 rooms
  • 17,3906 rooms
  • 7,6087 rooms
  • 5,2898 rooms
  • 10,1509+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Bronx population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bronx, New York:

  • 33,7011 room
  • 45,5232 rooms
  • 119,2363 rooms
  • 102,9864 rooms
  • 51,5585 rooms
  • 13,6486 rooms
  • 3,2027 rooms
  • 9468 rooms
  • 1,8909+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Bronx population

Year house built

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

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Bronx, NY household income distribution

  • 71,574Less than $10,000
  • 44,087$10,000 to $14,999
  • 35,197$15,000 to $19,999
  • 29,987$20,000 to $24,999
  • 27,678$25,000 to $29,999
  • 26,378$30,000 to $34,999
  • 25,091$35,000 to $39,999
  • 22,142$40,000 to $44,999
  • 20,607$45,000 to $49,999
  • 35,025$50,000 to $59,999
  • 45,935$60,000 to $74,999
  • 45,667$75,000 to $99,999
  • 29,922$100,000 to $124,999
  • 15,074$125,000 to $149,999
  • 14,302$150,000 to $199,999
  • 9,872$200,000 or more

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 80,9171995 to March 2000
  • 86,7491990 to 1994
  • 71,0071985 to 1989
  • 48,9431980 to 1984
  • 24,0721975 to 1979
  • 24,6881970 to 1974
  • 20,3491965 to 1969
  • 29,102Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Bronx population
Bronx commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 4,560
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 14,563
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 25,835
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 33,716
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 36,583
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 12,996
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 60,575
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 9,152
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 19,831
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 70,539
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 84,803
  • 90 or more minutes: 34,166
Bronx, NY Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 42.1%
Number of people working at home: 19,329 (3.3% of all workers)

Bronx mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 112,159 (27%)
  • Carpooled: 38,726 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 64,918 (16%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 669 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 143,534 (35%)
  • Railroad: 8,113 (2%)
  • Ferryboat: 106 (0%)
  • Taxi: 5,495 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 179 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 987 (0%)
  • Walked: 30,076 (7%)
  • Other means: 2,357 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 7,756 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 778,508
 Unclassified or not reported: 225,040
 Italian: 62,842
 Jamaican: 58,855
 Irish: 33,608
 United States or American: 32,520
 African: 20,346
 West Indian: 11,059
 German: 10,131
 Guyanese: 9,144
 British West Indian: 8,520
 Russian: 8,224
 Albanian: 7,002
 Polish: 6,779
 Ghanian: 6,203
 Nigerian: 4,442
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 4,400
 Greek: 3,884
 English: 2,908
 Haitian: 2,531
 Other Subsaharan African: 2,273
 Yugoslavian: 2,128
 Hungarian: 2,059
 Barbadian: 1,962
 Ukrainian: 1,889
 French (except Basque): 1,779
 Austrian: 1,613
 Belizean: 1,416
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 1,320
 Arab/Arabic: 1,292
 Romanian: 1,081
 Eastern European: 1,038
 European: 957
 Scottish: 846
 British: 790
 Scotch-Irish: 702
 Israeli: 628
 Ethiopian: 590
 Portuguese: 549
 Bulgarian: 542
 Senegalese: 535
 Armenian: 457
 Swedish: 454
 Dutch: 448
 French Canadian: 441
 Egyptian: 438
 Canadian: 412
 Norwegian: 400
 Macedonian: 372
 Brazilian: 350
 Lithuanian: 342
 Czechoslovakian: 309
 Other Arab: 294
 Turkish: 291
 Czech: 248
 Liberian: 245
 Lebanese: 231
 Sierra Leonean: 229
 Bahamian: 218
 Iranian: 217
 Slovak: 211
 Croatian: 194
 Moroccan: 186
 Danish: 174
 Latvian: 172
 Dutch West Indian: 170
 Palestinian: 164
 Jordanian: 159
 Sudanese: 155
 Belgian: 147
 Other West Indian: 132
 Finnish: 117
 Serbian: 110
 Bermudan: 102
 Australian: 100
 Somalian: 98
 Swiss: 96
 Cape Verdean: 95
 Welsh: 93
 Slavic: 92
 Maltese: 66
 Estonian: 63
 Acadian/Cajun: 53
 Scandinavian: 44
 Icelander: 38
 New Zealander: 37
 Celtic: 31
 Cypriot: 29
 German Russian: 27
 South African: 26
 Syrian: 25
 Afghan: 25
 Kenyan: 21
 Slovene: 19
 Iraqi: 14
 Northern European: 11
 Luxemburger: 8
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 6
 Zairian: 5
 Soviet Union: 4

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

  • 32%Dominican Republic
  • 13%Jamaica
  • 5%Mexico
  • 4%Guyana
  • 4%Ecuador
  • 4%Other Caribbean
  • 3%Honduras

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

  • This state: 713,090
  • Other state: 95,150
  • Northeast: 23,711
  • Midwest: 6,555
  • South: 61,176
  • West: 3,708

65% of Bronx residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in New York.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 12,967
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 5,455
  • 5th and 6th grade: 14,941
  • 7th and 8th grade: 19,639
  • 9th grade: 17,087
  • 10th grade: 14,935
  • 11th grade: 18,843
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 29,398
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 93,409
  • Less than 1 year of college: 17,617
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 38,410
  • Associate degree: 15,376
  • Bachelor's degree: 29,323
  • Master's degree: 11,435
  • Professional school degree: 5,929
  • Doctorate degree: 2,740

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 17,216
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 9,415
  • 5th and 6th grade: 19,892
  • 7th and 8th grade: 25,860
  • 9th grade: 20,005
  • 10th grade: 18,898
  • 11th grade: 22,255
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 32,880
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 111,837
  • Less than 1 year of college: 23,080
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 51,056
  • Associate degree: 27,917
  • Bachelor's degree: 40,531
  • Master's degree: 19,007
  • Professional school degree: 5,518
  • Doctorate degree: 1,921

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

Bronx marital status for males
Bronx marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 28,429
  • One, attached: 26,572
  • Two: 41,304
  • 3 or 4: 36,345
  • 5 to 9: 19,249
  • 10 to 19: 30,998
  • 20 to 49: 124,680
  • 50 or more: 182,568
  • Mobile homes: 333
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 181

Median worth of mobile homes: $104,076

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.4%

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Bronx:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bronx
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (52.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (37.0%)
  • Electricity (6.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (41.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (40.1%)
  • Electricity (11.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.7%)
  • Other fuel (2.5%)
  • No fuel used (1.7%)
  • Coal or coke (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 26,911
Here:

14.1%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15,241
Here:

16.1%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 27,103
Here:

38.3%
New York:

38.2%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

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)