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.
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