The Bronx - New Yorkers Destination

Submitted by ub on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 09:59

According to The US Census Bureau statistics recently released show that The Bronx has become the top destination for people moving out of Manhattan. These figures show that more new Bronxites are immigrants who are moving in from Harlem, Inwood and Washington Heights.

The results from the American Community Survey reveal that 16,686 people left New York County for Bronx County from 2005 to 2009.This is a greater number than the 15,020 who moved to Brooklyn.

Mott Haven has a growing artists scene and those Art Deco buildings lining the Grand Concourse near Yankee Stadium have attracted affluent white residents. The white population of several area census tracts have increased more than 20% from 2000 to 2010.

White residents make up more than 5% of just one South Bronx census tract. The number of white people south of Bruckner Blvd. in Mott Haven and Port Morris doubled from 2000 to 2010, but remains roughly 200 in total.

The dominant trend is the movement of minority households from Spanish Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood to the Bronx, for larger, cheaper apartments.

Nearly 70% of Manhattan migrants from 2007 to 2009 were Hispanic, with about 40% identified as Dominican, 22% were black, and 7% were white.

More than 50% of Manhattan migrants from 2006 to 2010 were below or near the poverty level, while 10% were well-off. Only 28% identified as full-time workers. More than 35% had no high school diploma.

The Grand Concourse has long been home to minority professionals. In fact, where the historic boulevard has recently added white residents, black and Hispanic households earn more.

Bronx residents, get ready for more businesses, new stores, displacement and gentrification.