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Bronx, New York (NY) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents



26.4% of Bronx, NY residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 50.6% greater than the poverty level of 13.0% across the entire state of New York. Taking into account residents not living in families, 25.8% of high school graduates and 54.2% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 29.8% among disabled males and 37.0% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 94.2%. For comparison, it was 74.8% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Bronx, NY

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Bronx:

26.4%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Bronx:

15.0%
Whole state:

6.0%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Bronx:

29.8%
New York:

18.1%
Disability rate in this borough among poor males (it is 26.7% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Bronx:

31.0%
New York:

29.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Bronx:

37.0%
New York:

23.0%
Disability rate in this borough among poor females (it is 27.2% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Bronx:

33.5%
New York:

31.0%

Renting rate in this borough among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

94.2%
Residents above poverty level:

74.8%

Poverty by age in Bronx, NY

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Bronx
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Bronx,NY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 36.1%Under 5 years
  • 34.2%5 years
  • 39.0%6 to 11 years
  • 43.6%12 to 14 years
  • 42.6%15 years
  • 28.9%16 and 17 years
  • 25.2%18 to 24 years
  • 14.1%25 to 34 years
  • 17.0%35 to 44 years
  • 16.8%45 to 54 years
  • 21.5%55 to 64 years
  • 18.7%65 to 74 years
  • 24.3%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Bronx
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Bronx,NY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 38.2%Under 5 years
  • 40.7%5 years
  • 36.9%6 to 11 years
  • 33.5%12 to 14 years
  • 28.9%15 years
  • 35.3%16 and 17 years
  • 26.8%18 to 24 years
  • 25.6%25 to 34 years
  • 28.9%35 to 44 years
  • 23.3%45 to 54 years
  • 26.2%55 to 64 years
  • 27.6%65 to 74 years
  • 28.5%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Bronx, NY
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Bronx,NY (% below half of poverty level)
  • 26.1%Under 5 years
  • 26.5%5 years
  • 27.3%6 to 11 years
  • 24.5%12 to 14 years
  • 22.9%15 years
  • 22.7%16 and 17 years
  • 19.7%18 to 24 years
  • 16.6%25 to 34 years
  • 15.8%35 to 44 years
  • 11.8%45 to 54 years
  • 10.5%55 to 64 years
  • 6.0%65 to 74 years
  • 6.5%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Bronx, NY

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Bronx, NY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Bronx, NY (%)
  • 14.0%White
  • 28.8%Black
  • 32.2%American Indian
  • 14.4%Asian
  • 42.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 28.6%Other race
  • 20.2%2+ races
  • 28.2%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Bronx, NY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Bronx, NY (absolute numbers)
  • 16,289White
  • 151,849Black
  • 2,851American Indian
  • 7,543Asian
  • 708Native Hawaiian
  • 120,837Other race
  • 12,2482+ races
  • 221,469Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 29.6%Below poverty level
  • 70.4%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 20.2%Below poverty level
  • 79.8%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Bronx, NY

Children below poverty level:
Bronx, New York:

36.7%
State:

17.7%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Bronx:

25.8%
New York:

18.3%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Bronx:

54.2%
New York:

44.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 20.9%Married-couple family
  • 9.5%Male, no wife present
  • 69.6%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Bronx not in families by work experience
  • 1.8%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 17.3%Worked part-time
  • 80.9%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.4%Both worked full-time
  • 3.1%One full-time, other part-time
  • 13.7%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 7.1%Both worked part-time
  • 28.3%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 47.3%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.8%1999 to 2000
  • 2.4%1995 to 1998
  • 2.4%1990 to 1994
  • 2.7%1980 to 1989
  • 9.3%1970 to 1979
  • 18.5%1960 to 1969
  • 15.9%1950 to 1959
  • 14.2%1940 to 1949
  • 33.8%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.5%1999 to 2000
  • 2.0%1995 to 1998
  • 3.1%1990 to 1994
  • 2.4%1980 to 1989
  • 7.7%1970 to 1979
  • 20.9%1960 to 1969
  • 20.6%1950 to 1959
  • 14.2%1940 to 1949
  • 28.6%1939 or earlier
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