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 1,418,207 people and 339 constituent neighborhoods, Bronx is the fourth largest community in New York. Bronx has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Housing costs in Bronx are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.
Bronx is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bronx is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bronx who work in office and administrative support (12.59%), healthcare suport services (10.18%), and sales jobs (9.08%).
One thing noticeable about Bronx, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Bronx is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Bronx a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Bronx is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bronx, the average commute to work is 41.88 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly borough. Many of Bronx’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
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.
In terms of college education, Bronx is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.07% of adults 25 and older in Bronx have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bronx in 2018 was $21,778, 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 $87,112 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 56.03% 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, African, Italian, Irish, and Ghanian.
In addition, Bronx has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (35.29%).
The most common language spoken in Bronx is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and African languages.