Bronx Population 2023

1,427,056

The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. It is the northernmost borough and is part of Bronx County, one of the most densely-populated counties in the nation. The total area of the borough is 57 square miles, making it just the fourth-largest borough by area. The Bronx has a population of 1,471,160 people as of 2017, and it is the fourth most populous borough in New York. Its population density is over 35,000 people per square mile, making it the third most densely populated of the five total boroughs.

Breaking down the population by race shows that 45.8% of the borough’s population is white. Over 43% of the population is black of African American, over 4% is Asian, 3% are Native American, and over 3% are mixed race. Over 54% of the population is of Hispanic or Latino origin. In the 1940s, over 98% of the population of the Bronx was white. This number has dropped dramatically and now, the borough is considered to be one of the most diverse areas in the nation. Over 31% of the population was born in another country. Over 55% of the population speaks a language other than English at home. Only about 44.3% of the population speaks English at home. Over 45% speak Spanish.

Nearly 30% of the population is under age 18. The largest age group is the 25 to 44 group, which makes up over 30% of the population. There are more females than males living in the Bronx, with 87 males for every 100 females. About 30.7% of the total population residing in the Bronx lives below the federal poverty line.

The population of the Bronx was last estimated to be 1.47 million as of 2017. This reflects growth of over 6% since the last census taken in 2010. The population has seen significant growth since the early 19th century but did see a steep drop in population between 1970 and 1980. However, the population has since rebounded and has not almost reached the peak that was achieved at the time of the 1970 census. Looking back over the last several decades and the growth that has been recorded indicates that this populous borough still has more growth ahead in its future.

Bronx Population 2023

Population by Race

Black or African American

Other race

White

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bronx Population by Race

Bronx Population Pyramid 2023

Bronx Median Age

34.5

Total

32.3

Male

36.6

Female

Bronx Adults

There are 1,072,375 adults, (184,157 of whom are seniors) in Bronx.

Bronx Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Bronx Sex Ratio

Female754,57252.88%
Male672,48447.12%

Bronx Population by Age

Bronx Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.41

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

20.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bronx Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bronx Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bronx Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 68.12%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.99%.

Bronx Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$33,439

Average Earnings

$36,547

Average Male

$30,779

Average Female

Bronx Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bronx Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bronx Language

41.58% of Bronx residents speak only English, while 58.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 47.09% of the population.

Bronx Language

Bronx Poverty by Race

rate

26.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.62%

Male Poverty Rate

29.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bronx

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bronx is Native, with 47.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bronx is White, with 12.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.48%.

Bronx Poverty

Bronx Poverty Rate by Education

Bronx Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bronx Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bronx Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

32.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.2%

Male Marriage Rate

28.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Bronx Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bronx Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bronx Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bronx Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

23,475

Number of Veterans

21,617

Male Veterans

1,858

Female Veterans

Bronx Veterans by War

Bronx Veterans by Age

count

Bronx Veterans by Race

Bronx Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

17.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bronx Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.2%

Labor Force Participation

53.2%

Employment Rate

10.1%

Unemployment Rate

Bronx Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bronx Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bronx Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

52.27%

Born in Bronx

65.36%

Native Born

34.64%

Foreign Born

16.76%

Non Citizen

17.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

65.36% of Bronx residents were born in the United States, with 52.27% having been born in NY. 16.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bronx Place of Birth