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Bronx County in NY has the biggest excess, relative to its home state, in the poverty rate (+15.5%) among all the 178 Mid-Atlantic counties. That +15.5% compares to an average of -0.24% across those 178 counties. Also, that +15.5% represents a rise from 16% to 31.5%.

Bronx County in NY has these related standings among those 178 counties:

  • change, relative to its home state, in the poverty rate = +15.5% (the worst)

  • poverty rate = 31.5% (the highest)

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Peers

exceeded Somerset County in MD (+15.1%), Baltimore City in MD (+12.9%), Philadelphia County in PA (+12.2%), Cumberland County in NJ (+8.4%), and Forest County in PA (+8.3%), and others, ending with Putnam County in NY (-9.7%).

1 out of the other 177 counties was ruled out due to missing, unknown, or not-applicable values for change, relative to its home state, in the poverty rate, i.e., District of Columbia in DC.

References

  1. change, relative to its home state, in the poverty rate. Lower values are better. Difference between (1) County poverty rate for all ages in 2014 and (2) the poverty rate of the state in which the county lies. Source for data inputs: http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/atlas-of-rural-and-small-town-america.aspx.

Profile

Bronx County in NY is in New York, is in the East Coast states, high in poverty, contains a high-density urban area, got worse or bottomed out on all the obesity and diabetes change metrics (there is 4 of these, and each county needs at least 3 with actual values to qualify), has decades-long substantial child poverty, has decades-long substantial poverty, has low employment, is economically non-specialized, saw little change in onshore oil production, and saw little change in natural-gas production.

 

     Numeric values:
  • median household income ($33,687)
  • per-capita income ($18,269)
  • median rent for a 3-bedroom unit ($2,293)
  • median rent for a 1-bedroom unit ($1,548)
  • median rent for a 0-bedroom (studio/efficiency) unit ($1,475)
  • proportion of veterans who are male (92.5%)
  • adults of age 25+ with less than a bachelor's degree (81.7%)
  • adults of age 25+ with less than an associate's degree (74.8%)
  • residents employed in services (66.9%)
  • adults of age 25+ with no college credits (57.5%)
  • Hispanic population (53.5%)
  • poverty rate for children age 0-17 (43%)
  • change in median rent for a 3-bedroom unit over the last decade (+42.0%)
  • change in median rent for a 0-bedroom (studio/efficiency) unit over the last decade (+38.0%)
  • religious adherents (37.40%)
  • foreign-born population (34.0%)
  • change in median rent for a 1-bedroom unit over the last decade (+34.0%)
  • female-headed family households (31.5%)
  • poverty rate (31.5%)
  • female obesity (30.4%)
  • black non-Hispanic population (30.1%)
  • adults of age 25+ with no high school diploma or GED (29.8%)
  • obesity (29.7%)
  • male obesity (28.9%)
  • non-English speaking households (26.7%)
  • Caribbean-born population (25.9%)
  • Catholics (25.50%)
  • deep-poverty rate for children age 0-17 (20.5%)
  • owner-occupied housing (19.1%)
  • adults of age 25+ with a bachelor's degree or higher (18.3%)
  • change, relative to its home state, in the poverty rate (+15.5%)
  • unemployment rate for veterans (15.0%)
  • deep-poverty rate (13.2%)
  • residents who have diabetes (12.3%)
  • white non-Hispanic population (10.9%)
  • population age 65 or older (10.5%)
  • adults of age 65+ living alone (10.3%)
  • unemployment rate (7.7%)
  • change over 4 years in the prevalence of female obesity (+7.6%)
  • proportion of veterans who are female (7.5%)
  • change over 4 years in the prevalence of obesity (+7.4%)
  • change over 4 years in the prevalence of male obesity (+7.0%)
  • change in population from 2010-2015 due to net international immigration (+6.3%)
  • multi-racial population (5.3%)
  • Mexican-born population (5.2%)
  • change in population from 2010-2015 (+5.1%)
  • Evangelical Protestants (4.30%)
  • change over 9 years in the prevalence of diabetes (+3.9%)
  • residents employed in government (3.7%)
  • residents employed in manufacturing (3.6%)
  • Asian population (3.4%)
  • residents who are veterans (3.1%)
  • Mainline Protestants (2.10%)
  • European-born population (2.0%)
  • difference in obesity prevalence among women over men (1.5%)
  • change in unemployment rate over the last 8 years (+0.9%)
  • Central or South American-born population (0.7%)
  • change, relative to its home state, in the net inbound migration rate (+0.7%)
  • United Methodists (0.54%)
  • Mormons (0.41%)
  • change in population from 2010-2015 due to net inbound migration (+0.4%)
  • Native American non-Hispanic population (0.2%)
  • residents employed in agriculture or other resource-based industries (0.2%)
  • Evangelical Lutherans (0.16%)
  • Southern Baptists (0.15%)
  • African-born population (0.0%)
  • Asian-born population (0.0%)
  • farmland (0%)
  • difference in obesity prevalence among men over women (-1.5%)
  • change in unemployment rate over the last 4 years (-4.2%)
  • change, relative to its home state, in per-capita income (-44.4%)
  • average household size (2.9)
  • land area (42.1 sq miles)
  • population in 2015 (1,455,444)
  • total domestic water use (103.9 Mgal/day)
  • total domestic water use per capita (71.40 gallons/day)
  • total water usage for all purposes (0.19 Mgal/day)

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Bronx County in NY has the biggest excess, relative to its home state, in the poverty rate (+15.5%) among all the 178 Mid-Atlantic counties. That +15.5% compares to an average of -0.24% across those 178 counties. Also, that +15.5% represents a rise from 16% to 31.5%.
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