East Tremont, Bronx facts for kids

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East Tremont
Neighborhood of The Bronx
Looking east across E182nd Street and Prospect Avenue
Looking east across E182nd Street and Prospect Avenue
Country  United States
State  New York
City Flag of New York City.svg New York City
Borough Bronx Flag.jpg Bronx
Area
 • Total 1.13 km2 (0.436 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 43,423
 • Density 38,450/km2 (99,590/sq mi)
Economics
 • Median income $24,443
ZIP codes 10457, 10460
Area code 718, 347, 646
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Looking northwest across Park and Tremont Avenues in East Tremont, at former bank building

East Tremont is a residential neighborhood located in west Bronx, New York City. It is part of Bronx Community Board 6. It borders, from the north and moving clockwise, East 183rd Street, Crotona Avenue, the Cross-Bronx Expressway and Webster Avenue. East Tremont Avenue is the primary thoroughfare through the neighborhood. ZIP codes include 10457 and 10460. The area is patrolled by the NYPD's 48th Precinct located at 450 Cross Bronx Expressway. New York City Housing Authority property in the area is patrolled by P.S.A. 8 at 2794 Randall Avenue in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx.

Demographics

Based on data from the 2010 United States Census, the population of East Tremont was 43,423, an increase of 4,143 (10.5%) from the 39,280 counted in 2000. Covering an area of 445.31 acres (180.21 ha), the neighborhood had a population density of 97.5 inhabitants per acre (62,400/sq mi; 24,100/km2).

The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 1.4% (627) White, 29.4% (12,750) African American, 0.3% (110) Native American, 0.5% (229) Asian, 0.0% (4) Pacific Islander, 0.3% (150) from other races, and 0.8% (333) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 67.3% (29,220) of the population.

The neighborhood predominately consists of Latin Americans (East Tremont has one of the highest concentrations of Puerto Ricans in New York City) and African Americans. There is a small but growing Dominican population. Almost half the population lives below the poverty line and receives public assistance (AFDC, Home Relief, Supplemental Security Income, and Medicaid). Most households are renter occupied.

Land use and terrain

East Tremont is dominated by five and six story tenement buildings, older multi-unit homes, vacant lots, and newly constructed apartment buildings. Most of the original housing stock was structurally damaged by arson and eventually razed by the city. The land area, somewhat hilly, is less than one square mile.

There are two NYCHA developments located in East Tremont.

  1. Twin roads East (Site 9); one, 14-story building.
  2. East 180th Street-Monterey Avenue; one, 10-story building.

Transportation

  • Bx15: to Fordham Plaza or West Harlem (via Third Avenue)
  • Bx17: to Fordham Plaza or Port Morris (via Crotona and Prospect Avenues)
  • Bx19: to New York Botanical Gardens or Riverbank State Park (via Southern Boulevard/East 149th Street)
  • Bx36: to Castle Hill or George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal (via East 180th Street)
  • Bx40: to SUNY Maritime College or Morris Heights (via Tremont and Burnside Avenues)
  • Bx41: to Gun Hill Road station or Third Avenue – 149th Street station (via Webster Avenue)
  • Bx42: to Throggs Neck or Morris Heights (via Tremont and Burnside Avenues)
  • Tremont (Metro-North station)

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