The Bronx, New York

The Bronx: The fourth most populous borough of New York City. It is located in the northern part of the city, on the mainland of New York State. The Bronx is home to Yankee Stadium, the home of the New York Yankees baseball team.


The Bronx is a city located in the county of Bronx in the U.S. state of New York. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,387,709 and a population density of 9,376 people per km². After 6 years in 2016 city had an estimated population of 1,455,720 inhabitants.

The city was created 126 years ago in 1897.

The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. It is located on mainland New York north of Manhattan. Here are some key details about the Bronx:


The Bronx was originally home to various Native American tribes. It was colonized by the Dutch in the 1600s and later became part of New York City in 1898.


The Bronx is New York's northernmost borough. It contains the New York Botanical Garden and Bronx Zoo. The Bronx River runs through the borough.


Notable neighborhoods include Belmont, Riverdale, Soundview, City Island, and the South Bronx. Each area has its own unique history and demographics.


Over 1.4 million people live in the Bronx as of July 29, 2023. It has historically been home to Italian, Irish, Jewish, and Hispanic/Latino immigrants and families.


Top attractions include the New York Yankees' Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Garden, and Arthur Avenue Little Italy. The borough has a lively arts and music scene.

In summary, the Bronx is a densely populated and diverse borough rich in cultural heritage, entertainment, parks and historic sites that make it a vibrant area within New York City.

The Bronx locator map
Location of The Bronx on New York map.

Quick Facts about The Bronx

Population : 1,455,720 (2016)
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
County : Bronx County
Postal code : 10400–10499
Area : 148 km2
Official name : The Bronx
Named for : Jonas Bronck
Altitude : 295 feet / 90 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1898 (126 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 00:02:45 (22nd February 2024)
Density : 9,836 Pop. per km² as of 2016
Population growth : 4.67% (2010-2016)
Yankee Stadium 001 image
Yankee Stadium 001
Yankee Stadium 001 image


The Bronx is located at 40°50'59"N 73°51'59"W (40.8498500, -73.8664100). It has 3 neighbors: Manhattan, Queens and Westchester County.

The Bronx map

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The Bronx has 3 neighbours.

  • Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, United States
  • Queens The most populous borough of New York City. It is located in the eastern part of the city, on Long Island. Queens is a diverse borough, home to people from all over the world.
  • Westchester County county in New York, United States. Connector between New York City/Long Island and the rest of New York


The population of The Bronx increased by 4.67% in 6 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,387,709 - estimation process
2011 1,395,933 0.59% estimation process
2012 1,407,939 0.85% estimation process
2013 1,418,733 0.76% estimation process
2015 1,455,444 2.52% demographic balance
2016 1,455,720 0.02% demographic balance

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People born in The Bronx (200)

People born in The Bronx, including puppeteer Richard Hunt, physician and biochemist Robert Lefkowitz, internet entrepreneur and businessman Larry Ellison, .


  • James Caan (American actor) he was born in 26/05/1940
  • Lauren Bacall (American actress and model) she was born in 16/09/1924
  • Robert Cloughen (American athlete) he was born in 26/01/1889
  • John E. Potter (American executive, 72nd United States Postmaster General) he was born in 01/01/1956
  • Kemba Walker (American basketball player) he was born in 08/05/1990
  • Lewis Morris Rutherfurd (American astronomer and photographer) he was born in 25/11/1816
  • Kevin Mitchell (American ice hockey defenceman) he was born in 05/06/1980
  • Paddy Chayefsky (American playwright, screenwriter and novelist) he was born in 29/01/1923
  • Carly Simon (American singer-songwriter, musician and author) she was born in 25/06/1945
  • Robert Marshak (American physicist) he was born in 11/10/1916
  • Anne Bancroft (American actress) she was born in 17/09/1931
  • Nine (American rapper) he was born in 19/09/1969
  • Hal Kant (American poker player) he was born in 29/07/1931
  • Percee P (hip hop artist from The South Bronx, New York City) he was born in 09/07/1969
  • Vanessa Williams (American actress, singer and former Miss America) she was born in 18/03/1963
  • Frankie Knuckles (DJ, Record Producer & Remixer) he was born in 18/01/1955
  • Stanley Milgram (American social psychologist) he was born in 15/08/1933
  • Phil Spector (American record producer, songwriter, and convicted murderer) he was born in 26/12/1939

Schools in The Bronx

College & universities near The Bronx, NY

Code Name City ZIP
189477 American Beauty School Bronx (NY) 10462
392354 School of Professional Horticulture New York Botanical Garden Bronx (NY) 10458-5126
191241 Fordham University Bronx (NY) 10458
193308 Monroe College Bronx (NY) 10468
449311 Brittany Beauty Academy Bronx (NY) 10458

Stations (17)

Amtrak & bus stations near The Bronx, NY

Code Name Address Type
YNY Yonkers station 5 Buena Vista Ave. RAIL
NRO New Rochelle station 1 Railroad Plaza RAIL
NYP Pennsylvania Station 8th Ave 31st Street / 8th Ave 33rd Street RAIL
NWK Pennsylvania Station 1 Raymond Plaza West RAIL
EWR Newark Liberty International Airport Newark Liberty International Airport RAIL

Post offices near The Bronx

Post Office Name City ZIP
Parkway Post Office Bronx (NY) 10462
Morris Park Post Office Bronx (NY) 10461
West Farm Post Office Bronx (NY) 10460
Esplanad Post Office Bronx (NY) 10469
Mount Carmel Post Office Bronx (NY) 10458

Other cities in Bronx County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Bronx County , NY.

City Name Population Title
Wakefield 52,201 A town in Westchester County, New York.
Eastchester 5,000 Town in Westchester County, New York, United States

Distance to Other Cities

The Bronx distances to largest New York cities