Find Assisted Living Homes in Bronx, NY
Helping You to Find the Best Assisted Living Homes in Bronx, NY
Facts about Bronx, NY
The Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, in the U.S. state of New York. It is south of Westchester County; northeast and east of Manhattan, across the Harlem River; and north of Queens, across the East River. Since 1914, the borough has had the same boundaries as Bronx County, the third-most densely populated county in the United States.
The Bronx has a land area of 42 square miles (109 km2) and a population of 1,471,160 in 2017. Of the five boroughs, it has the fourth-largest area, fourth-highest population, and third-highest population density. It is the only borough predominantly on the U.S. mainland.
The Bronx is divided by the Bronx River into a hillier section in the west, and a flatter eastern section. East and west street names are divided by Jerome Avenue — the continuation of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. The West Bronx was annexed to New York City in 1874, and the areas east of the Bronx River in 1895. Bronx County was separated from New York County in 1914. About a quarter of the Bronx's area is open space.
According to a 2013 Census Bureau estimate, 45.8% of the Bronx's population was white, 43.3% was black or African American, 4.2% Asian, 3.0% American Indian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, and 3.3% of two or more races. In addition, 54.6% of the population was of Hispanic or Latino origin, of any race.
The Census Bureau considers the Bronx to be the most diverse area in the country. There is an 89.7 percent chance that any two residents, chosen at random, would be of different race or ethnicity. The borough's most populous racial group, white, declined from 98.3% in 1940 to 45.8% in 2013.
Bedford Park, Belmont, Fordham, Jerome Park, Kingsbridge, Marble Hill, Norwood, Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, University Heights, Woodlawn, Bathgate, Claremont, Concourse, East Tremont, Highbridge, Hunts Point, Longwood, Melrose, Morris Heights, Morrisania, Mott Haven, The Hub, Tremont, West Farms, Allerton, Baychester, Bronxdale, City Island, Co-op City, Eastchester, Edenwald, Morris Park, Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway, Van Nest, Wakefield, Williamsbridge, Bronx River, Bruckner, Clason Point, Country Club, Harding Park, Parkchester, Park Versailles, Westchester Heights, Pelham Bay, Soundview, Schuylerville, Throggs Neck, Unionport, Westchester Square, The Pelham Islands, North Brother Island, South Brother Island, Rikers Island