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Bronx is a borough in Bronx County, one of the five counties of New York City.

The community was named for settler John (or Jonas) Bronck, a Swedish sea captain who settled here in 1639.

The latitude of Bronx is 40.85N. The longitude is -73.866W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 75 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,332,650.


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Median household income
Local
$27,611
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bronx demographic reports
Bronx is bounded by East River, Harlem River, Long Island Sound. The Bronx is the only borough of New York that is part of the mainland; the other four are islands.
Anne Hutchinson, exiled by Boston Puritans, settled here in 1644; Indians killed members of her colony.

Later settled by waves of immigrants, beginning with Irish and Italian railroad workers in the 1840s.

The area suffered steep declines in the 1960s, with the loss of housing and jobs, and a rise in crime and drug use.

Public transportation: New York City Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Bronx received national attention for a 1990 fire at a social club, killing 87 people.
Filming location for:
· 1993 movie, "A Bronx Tale"
· 1999 movie, "For Love of the Game"
Setting for Tom Wolfe's 1987 book, "The Bonfire of the Vanities"
Well-known residents have included:
· Jennifer Lopez, actress
· Cuba Gooding Jr., actor
· Billy Joel, musician
· Regis Philbin, TV personality
· Colin Powell, secretary of state, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Local bands (past and present) have included Chiffons
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Performing arts: Bronx Arts Ensemble
Nearby parks & recreation: Roberto Clemente State Park, Wave Hill, Van Cortlandt Park
Bronx attractions: Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Garden
Sports teams: Yankees (AL)
Historic sites and museums: Bronx County Historical Society, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Judaica Museum, North Wind Undersea Institute, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Colleges and universities: CUNY - Lehman College, CUNY Bronx Community College, CUNY Hostos Community College, Fordham University, Manhattan College

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Neighborhoods in Bronx include Baychester, Bedford Park, Belmont, Castle Hill, City Island, Clason Point, Country Club, Eastchester, Edgewater Park, Fieldston ... More neighborhood info

Neighborhoods in Bronx include Baychester, Bedford Park, Belmont, Castle Hill, City Island, Clason Point, Country Club, Eastchester, Edgewater Park, Fieldston ... More neighborhood info

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bronx demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bronx County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New York area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 10451 ZIP code.

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1% of Bronx residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bronx ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bronx was $13,959, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Bronx residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Bronx include Jerome Park Reservoir, Longwood Historic District, Mott Haven Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bronx, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $560.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,584.


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Libraries in Bronx include Allerton Branch, Baychester Regional Branch, Belmont Regional Branch, Castle Hill Branch, City Island Branch, Clason's Point Branch, Eastchester Branch, Edenwald Branch, Fordham Library Center, Francis Martin Regional ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bronx include Highbridge Horizon, Mount Hope Monitor, Norwood News

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Bronx County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bronx political report.

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Bronx restaurants taking online reservations include The Riverdale Garden ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Bronx workers is 43 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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