Bronx County, NY

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2022 Population
1.44M
1.7% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35
0.575% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
26.9%
1.55% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$47,036
7.57% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$501,400
12.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
583,452
2.38% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Bronx County, NY had a population of 1.44M people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $47,036. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bronx County, NY declined from 1.47M to 1.44M, a −1.7% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,726 to $47,036, a 7.57% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bronx County, NY are Other (Hispanic) (31.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (28.3%), White (Hispanic) (9.34%), Two+ (Hispanic) (9.2%), and White (Non-Hispanic) (8.59%).

None of the households in Bronx County, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

84% of the residents in Bronx County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bronx County, NY are Fordham University (5,668 degrees awarded in 2022), CUNY Lehman College (3,689 degrees), and Monroe College (2,327 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Bronx County, NY was $501,400, and the homeownership rate was 20%.

Most people in Bronx County, NY used public transit to get to work, and the average commute time was 44.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Bronx County, NY was 0 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Bronx County, NY is home to a population of 1.44M people, from which 84% are citizens. As of 2022, 33.4% of Bronx County, NY residents were born outside of the country (483k people).

In 2022, there were 1.1 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (449k people) in Bronx County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 409k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 135k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

84%
2022 Citizenship
83.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 84% of Bronx County, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bronx County, NY was 83.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bronx County, NY
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    449k ± 8.13k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    409k ± 1.94k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    135k ± 5.01k
56.4%
Hispanic Population
814k people

In 2022, there were 1.1 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (449k people) in Bronx County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 409k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 135k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

56.4% of the people in Bronx County, NY are hispanic (814k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bronx County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

33.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
483k people
34.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
502k people

As of 2022, 33.4% of Bronx County, NY residents (483k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bronx County, NY was 34.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,860 ± 649
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,661 ± 614
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,132 ± 641

Bronx County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bronx County, NY employs 583k people. The largest industries in Bronx County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (152,151 people), Retail Trade (60,079 people), and Educational Services (49,790 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,883), Public Administration ($67,174), and Finance & Insurance ($65,659).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

583k
2022 Value
± 7,449
−2.38%
1 Year decline
± 1.83%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bronx County, NY declined at a rate of −2.38%, from 598k employees to 583k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bronx County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (67,467 people), Healthcare Support Occupations (66,551 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (48,848 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bronx County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

583k
2022 Value
± 7,449
−2.38%
1 Year decline
± 1.83%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bronx County, NY declined at a rate of −2.38%, from 598k employees to 583k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bronx County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (152,151 people), Retail Trade (60,079 people), and Educational Services (49,790 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bronx County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Bronx County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,910
Median earning men ± $688
$34,629
Median earning women ± $620

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($74,107), Information ($57,199), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,923).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($60,895), Construction ($58,337), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,860).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 7,398
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 4,671
    Retail Trade
  3. 3,958
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Bronx County, NY went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 82.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (15.7%), followed by Other (1.97%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Bronx County, NY awarded 16,968 degrees. The student population of Bronx County, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 21,744 male students and 36,001 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bronx County, NY are Hispanic or Latino (5,751 and 36.5%), followed by White (4,855 and 30.8%), Black or African American (3,344 and 21.2%), and Asian (1,092 and 6.94%).

The largest universities in Bronx County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Fordham University (5,668 and 33.4%), CUNY Lehman College (3,689 and 21.7%), and Monroe College (2,327 and 13.7%).

The most popular majors in Bronx County, NY are General Business Administration & Management (1,457 and 8.59%), Social Work (1,127 and 6.64%), and General Psychology (834 and 4.92%).

The median tuition costs in Bronx County, NY are $41,800 for private four year colleges, and $7,000 and $15,930 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Bronx County, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 59.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 12.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 57,745 (37.7% men and 62.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 57,745 students enrolled in Bronx County, NY, 37.7% men and 62.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 21,594 records, of which 65.3% were women and 34.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 820 degrees awarded
  2. 703 degrees awarded
  3. 528 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bronx County, NY was General Psychology with 820 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bronx County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,668 degrees awarded
  2. 3,689 degrees awarded
  3. 2,327 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fordham University with 5,668 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 5,863 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bronx County, NY, which is 0.528 times less than the 11,105 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 5,751 degrees mean that there were 1.18 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 4,855 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($41,800) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,010) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($3,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bronx County, NY was $501,400 in 2022, which is 1.78 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $445,900 to $501,400, a 12.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Bronx County, NY is 20%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bronx County, NY have an average commute time of 44.6 minutes, and they used public transit to get to work. Car ownership in Bronx County, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.

Median household income in Bronx County, NY is $47,036. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Bronx County, NY was Census Tract 337 with a value of $144,886, followed by Census Tract 293.01 and Census Tract 307.01, with respective values of $137,917 and $134,700.

In 2022, 38.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Bronx County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.08%.

Property

$501,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,010
$104,887
Median Property Taxes
±$2,805

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bronx County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

20%
Homeownership
2022
70.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 20% of the housing units in Bronx County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 19.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 337
  2. Census Tract 293.01
  3. Census Tract 307.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bronx County, NY was Census Tract 337 with a value of $144,886, followed by Census Tract 293.01 and Census Tract 307.01, with respective values of $137,917 and $134,700.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bronx County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$47,036
Median Household Income
± $890
525k
Number of Households
± 7,166

In 2022, the median household income of the 525k households in Bronx County, NY grew to $47,036 from the previous year's value of $43,726.

The following chart displays the households in Bronx County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bronx County, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Public Transit (54.9%)
  2. Drove Alone (23.6%)
  3. Walked (7.36%)

In 2022, 54.9% of workers in Bronx County, NY used public transit to get to work, followed by those who drove alone to work (23.6%) and those who walked to work (7.36%).

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Commute Time

44.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bronx County, NY have a longer commute time (44.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 9.57% of the workforce in Bronx County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

0 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 38.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Bronx County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.08%.

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Poverty & Diversity

26.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bronx County, NY (380k out of 1.41M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bronx County, NY is Hispanic, followed by Other and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 30.6% of the children was living in poverty in Bronx County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 13.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 586 in Bronx County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.54 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.4% of the population of Bronx County, NY has health coverage, with 30.1% on employee plans, 43.3% on Medicaid, 6.87% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 0.379% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Bronx County, NY see 1583 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.59% decrease from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1886 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 432 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.9% were men and 54.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,583 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bronx County, NY

Primary care physicians in Bronx County, NY see an average of 1,583 patients per year. This represents a 3.59% decrease from the previous year (1,642 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bronx County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.3% under 18 years, 24.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.9% were men and 54.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.59%
Uninsured
30.1%
Employer Coverage
43.3%
Medicaid
6.87%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
0.379%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bronx County, NY declined by 2.88% from 7.82% to 7.59%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 42.7 in Bronx County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.7% in Bronx County, NY.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.51% in Bronx County, NY.

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