Place:Bronx, New York, United States


NameBronx
Alt namesBronxsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Bronx Countysource: Wikipedia
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.704°N 73.918°W
Located inNew York, United States     (1914 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


Bronx is a county. In the system of boroughs of New York City, it is the county which is coterminous with the borough of The Bronx.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1914 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1914 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1920 732,016
1930 1,265,258
1940 1,394,711
1950 1,451,277
1960 1,424,815
1970 1,471,701
1980 1,168,972
1990 1,203,789

Note: Bronx County was formed from New York County in 1912, comprising territory that had been annexed by New York County from Westchester County in 1874 and 1895. (Since 1898 this area also has comprised Bronx Borough of New York city.) The population of Bronx's present-day area was 200,507 in 1900 and 430,980 in 1910. According to the 1900 census, its estimated population at earlier censuses was: 1790, 1,781; 1800, 1,755; 1810, 2,267; 1820, 2,782; 1830, 3,023; 1840, 5,346; 1850, 8,032; 1860, 23,593; 1870, 37,393; 1880, 51,980; 1890, 88,908. Estimates consistent with these for the present-day area of Westchester are: 1790, 22,222; 1800, 25,618; 1810, 28,005; 1820, 29,856; 1830, 33,433; 1840, 43,340; 1850, 50,231; 1860, 75,904; 1870, 93,955, 1880, 98,634; 1890, 131,949.

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External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Bronx County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, naturalizations, wills, deeds, county and town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.

www.rootsweb.com/~nybronx/

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