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Bronx, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $400,300 (it was $183,800 in 2000)
Bronx:

$400,300
New York:

$314,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $214,400 - $528,100

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

Houses: 528,851 (503,985 occupied: 96,497 owner occupied, 407,488 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

81%
State:

46%

Housing density: 12,584 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017 in this county: $213,402.

Median contract rent in 2017: $560 (lower quartile is $395, upper quartile is $694)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $1,155


Median gross rent in Bronx, NY in 2017: $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

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)

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: 535,582 (36.4%)
(50.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
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
  • 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
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bronx, New York
  • 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
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Bronx in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 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
Cars and other vehicles available in Bronx in renter-occupied apartments
  • 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
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bronx, New York
  • 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
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bronx, New York
  • 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
Year house built
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Bronx, NY
  • Bronx, NY household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Bronx, NY in 2017
  • 73,579Less than $10,000
  • 80,974$10,000 to $19,999
  • 57,364$20,000 to $29,999
  • 49,818$30,000 to $39,999
  • 41,811$40,000 to $49,999
  • 39,496$50,000 to $59,999
  • 40,316$60,000 to $74,999
  • 46,820$75,000 to $99,999
  • 29,494$100,000 to $124,999
  • 15,779$125,000 to $149,999
  • 16,813$150,000 to $199,999
  • 11,721$200,000 or more

Percentage of workers working in this county: 41.6%
Number of people working at home: 16,704 (2.8% of all workers)

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

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%)
Class of Workers in 2000
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Bronx, New York
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Bronx, New York
  • 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

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

Dominican Republic
Bronx:

32.1% (124,032)
New York:

10.5% (408,086)

Jamaica
Bronx:

13.2% (51,120)
New York:

5.9% (226,470)

Mexico
Bronx:

5.4% (20,962)
New York:

4.2% (161,189)

Guyana
Bronx:

3.9% (14,868)
New York:

3.7% (142,154)

Ecuador
Bronx:

3.8% (14,800)
New York:

3.6% (139,226)

Other Caribbean
Bronx:

3.7% (14,365)
New York:

2.0% (78,538)

Honduras
Bronx:

3.3% (12,774)
New York:

1.1% (43,314)

Ghana
Bronx:

2.4% (9,275)
New York:

0.4% (16,813)

Italy
Bronx:

2.4% (9,142)
New York:

3.8% (147,729)

Trinidad and Tobago
Bronx:

1.6% (6,145)
New York:

2.5% (98,473)

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
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: $24,100

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.4%
Year householders moved into residence in Bronx
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bronx, NY
  • 52.3%Utility gas
  • 37.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.2%Electricity
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bronx, NY
  • 41.2%Utility gas
  • 40.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.5%Electricity
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.5%Other fuel
  • 1.7%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke

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 Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability