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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B+
The Bronx is a city in New York with a population of 1,455,846. The Bronx is in Bronx County. Living in The Bronx offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In The Bronx there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in The Bronx and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in The Bronx are above average.
Population
1,455,846

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$371,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,133
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    80%
  • Own
    20%
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The Bronx Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    378.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    4
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    228.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    197.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,404.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    88.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    13%

Working in The Bronx

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,593
National
$55,322

The Bronx Reviews

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I love the Bronx! There is so much culture and love on every corner and street block. The Bronx is a big culture melting pot of all races, and my neighborhood especially(Wakefield) is an influx of Afro-Caribbean and Latino cultures blended into one. The Bronx Zoo is lovely and Yankee Stadium not only houses our beloved New York Yankees, but there is a wonderful track across the street where you can exercise. I would love for it to feel more safe at times, but we are moving in the right direction. Keep your eyes open!
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The area is cleanly around the part of Bronx where I live. The schools here are the average but if you want highly competitive and challenging schools, then this is not the place. Also, planning on buying a house? Forget it! The houses here can get up to $500k+ compared to other states. But on top of that, the everyday needs are affordable, from groceries to transportation.
The culture in The Bronx is beautiful. It is known as the birthplace of hip hop and it is absolutely lively! You can find some of everything here, from food to fashion to cultural pieces/neighborhoods. The rent here still hasn't sky-rocketed so it's livable which is great.
It is starting to become gentrified though. Seeing the people who helped make every community what it is be pushed away causes quite the melancholy mood. I would love to see this borough become much cleaner and as with every area I would love to see crime decline but not at the cost of losing The Bronx's soul.