Bronx is a very large coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,472,654 people and 361 constituent neighborhoods, Bronx is the fourth largest community in New York. Bronx has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Bronx home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Bronx real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Bronx is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Bronx is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
Bronx is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Bronx, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 41.75 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly borough. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Bronx, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Bronx are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the subway to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.
The percentage of adults in Bronx who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.94% of the adults in Bronx have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bronx in 2018 was $23,862, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,448 for a family of four. However, Bronx contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bronx is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Bronx home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Bronx, accounting for 56.15% of the borough’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Bronx residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Bronx include Jamaican, Italian, African, Irish, and Ghanian.
In addition, Bronx has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (34.20%).
The most common language spoken in Bronx is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and African languages.