Poorest in New York: The Bronx

Problem

The Bronx has been and continues to be the poorest county in New York State. Bronx County, New York has a median household income, 2009-2013: $34,388 NY State median household income, 2009-2013: $58,003. Poverty rate, 2009-2013: 29.8% and Unemployment, 2013: 11.8%.

Less than 70% of adults living in The Bronx have a high school diploma, one of the lowest rates in the country. Poor education among residents likely contributed to the area’s low incomes.

Low incomes, in turn, make it exceedingly difficult for residents to afford owning their homes. Less than one in five housing units in The Bronx are occupied by the homeowner, versus close to two-thirds of housing units across the nation.

What are federal, state and local politicians doing to change this? Write to the and demand change now!

Comments

MMR says...

Why are people without HS diplomas? We can play the blame game but seriously get up and go to school, you will be fed, get assistance and learn.

My name is Richard Jannaccio and I'm a resident of The Bronx

Whenever real estate is gobbled up by those who already have too much, we are going in the wrong direction. And that is being done with the assistance of elected officials who are part of the problem instead of part of the solution. Not all of them. But they know who they are. And so do I.

The Bronx has the largest public park

Pelham Bay Park * More than three times the size of Manhattan's Central Park, Pelham Bay Park is the City's largest park property. Visitors to the park enjoy miles of bridle paths and hiking trails, Orchard Beach, the Bartow-Pell Mansion, two golf courses, and a breathtaking 13-mile saltwater shoreline that hugs Long Island Sound. Athletes frequent its numerous fields and courts while children frolic in its playgrounds. Pelham Bay Park also has a wide and diverse range of plant and animal life and features prime locations to view one of nature's most skillful hunters, the osprey.

Walk a mile or two on the land that has passed through the hands of the Siwanoy Indians, Ann Hutchinson, and the Continental Army, to name a few. Visit Pelham Bay Park today.