Bronx Population 2021

1,435,070

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.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American504,81435.18%
Some Other Race494,36334.45%
White315,53321.99%
Two or More Races55,8683.89%
Asian52,9893.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native10,1160.70%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,3850.10%
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Bronx Population by Race

Bronx Population Pyramid $2021

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Bronx Median Age

34.2


Total

32


Male

36.2


Female

Bronx Adults

There are 1,076,660 adults, (179,661 of whom are seniors) in Bronx.

Bronx Age Dependency

60

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Bronx Sex Ratio

Female

758,631

52.86%

Male

676,437

47.14%

Bronx Population by Age

Bronx Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bronx Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female12.2%87.8%
Non Family16.1%83.9%
Male18%82%
All19.7%80.3%
Married32.6%67.4%

19.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bronx Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All503,8292.7619.7
Non Family178,4681.1816.1
Female146,0923.5312.2
Married139,5083.7932.6
Male39,7613.4218

3.49

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

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Bronx Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade124,98713.45%
9th to 12th Grade128,26213.80%
High School Graduate259,57227.92%
Some College161,70717.40%
Associates Degree68,4687.37%
Bachelors Degree120,02112.91%
Graduate Degree66,5297.16%
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Bronx Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bronx Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic495,442323,18668,952
Black329,848261,52868,905
Other Race300,339189,79636,772
White99,55685,95639,081
Asian37,65028,64914,340
2+ Races30,91623,0077,586
Native American6,5924,272738
Islander922766373

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 86.34%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 40.46%.

Bronx Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,920$35,498$29,475
Less Than 9th Grade$21,163$24,884$17,216
High School Graduate$27,650$32,292$22,070
Some College$33,694$38,319$31,037
Bachelors Degree$46,809$49,999$44,502
Graduate Degree$64,845$66,232$64,314

$31,920

Average Earnings

$35,498

Average Male

$29,475

Average Female

Bronx Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bronx Language by Age

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Bronx Language

40.71% of Bronx residents speak only English, while 59.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 47.76% of the population.

Bronx Language

Bronx Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic792,047249,28931.47%
Other488,200164,09233.61%
Black491,487130,50626.55%
White122,07616,90813.85%
Multiple54,55413,95225.57%
Asian52,19312,16223.30%
Native10,0183,40934.03%
Islander1,37717712.85%

28.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.55%

Male Poverty Rate

30.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bronx

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bronx is Native, with 34.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bronx is Islander, with 12.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.04%.

Bronx Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.01%
High School24.03%
Some College18.80%
Bachelors or Greater9.92%

Bronx Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed47.20%
Male Unemployed39.03%
Female Employed13.96%
Male Employed9.17%

Bronx Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bronx Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,088$58,740
Families$47,298$66,010
Married Families$68,891$90,914
Non Families$23,805$39,613
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Income by Household Type

Bronx Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.8%

Male Marriage Rate

28.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Bronx Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Bronx Marital Status

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25,175

Number of Veterans

22,779

Male Veterans

2,396

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,839
Second Gulf War4,622
First Gulf War3,802
Korea2,116
World War II778

Bronx Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+6,122
35 to 545,589
65 to 745,423
55 to 645,408
18 to 342,633

Bronx Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Hispanic10,2671.76%
Black9,9982.63%
White9,3403.69%
Other Race4,3191.22%
2+ Races9562.56%
Native American2833.74%
Asian2790.67%

Bronx Veterans by Race

Bronx Veterans by Education

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17.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bronx Veterans by Education

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59.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.9%

Employment Rate

10%

Unemployment Rate

Bronx Employment by Age

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Bronx Employment by Race

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Bronx Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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52.02%

Born in Bronx

64.71%

Native Born

35.29%

Foreign Born

17.57%

Non Citizen

17.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

64.71% of Bronx residents were born in the United States, with 52.02% having been born in NY. 17.57% 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