Asian/American Center, Queens College

65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367

(718) 997-3050

 

ETHNIC DISTRIBUTION AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE IN

THE BRONX

 

 

In response to inquiries regarding the census, the A/AC created the following easy-to-read fact sheet that highlights each of the significant Asian ethnic groups in the Bronx, illustrating the demographic shifts from 1990 to 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

Number

Percent

Year 2000 % of the

 

Number

Number

Change

Change

Entire Population

 

1990

2000

1990-2000

1990-2000

in The Bronx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Population

1,203,789

1,332,650

128,861

10.7

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

     White

272,503

193,651

78,852

-28.9

14.5

     Black

396,113

416,338

20,225

12.8

31.2

     Hispanic

523,111

644,705

121,594

23.2

48.4

           Puerto Rican

349,115

319,240

-29,875

-8.6

24.0

           Other

173,996

325,465

151,469

87.1

24.4

     Asian

35,021

40,120

5,099

14.6

3.0

           Asian Indian

11,051

15,258

4,207

38.1

1.1

           Bangladeshi

582

1,691

1,109

190.5

.1

           Cambodian

1,593

1,082

511

-32.1

.1

           Chinese

7,015

6,585

430

-6.1

.5

           Filipino

3,497

4,695

1,198

34.7

.4

           Indonesian

43

40

-3

-7.0

.0

           Japanese

553

580

27

4.9

.0

           Korean

4,908

3,845

1,063

-21.7

.3

           Malaysian

13

10

-3

-23.1

.0

           Pakistani

847

1,042

795

23.0

.1

           Sri Lanka

65

122

57

87.7

.0

           Thai

462

353

-109

-23.6

.0

           Vietnamese

2,389

3,044

655

27.4

.2

           Other

2,003

1,773

-203

-11.5

.1

     American Indian and Alaska Native

3,445

3,488

43

1.2

.3

     Other

4,407

8,227

3,820

86.7

.6

 

Source:  New York City Department of City Planning