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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 Flag of Bronx County, New York.svg The Bronx
Community District Bronx 6
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, 929, and 917

East Tremont is a residential neighborhood located in the West Bronx, New York City. From the north and moving clockwise, it is bounded by East 180th Street, Southern Boulevard, the Cross-Bronx Expressway and Third Avenue. East Tremont Avenue is the primary thoroughfare through the neighborhood.

East Tremont is part of Bronx Community Board 6, and its ZIP Codes include 10457 and 10460. The area is patrolled by the NYPD's 48th Precinct. 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. The entirety of Community District 6, which comprises East Tremont and Belmont, had 87,476 inhabitants as of NYC Health's 2018 Community Health Profile, with an average life expectancy of 77.7 years. This is lower than the median life expectancy of 81.2 for all New York City neighborhoods. Most inhabitants are youth and middle-aged adults: 29% are between the ages of between 0–17, 28% between 25–44, and 20% between 45–64. The ratio of college-aged and elderly residents was lower, at 14% and 9% respectively.

As of 2017, the median household income in Community Districts 3 and 6, including Crotona Park East and Morrisania, was $25,972. In 2018, an estimated 31% of East Tremont and Belmont residents lived in poverty, compared to 25% in all of the Bronx and 20% in all of New York City. One in six residents (16%) were unemployed, compared to 13% in the Bronx and 9% in New York City. Rent burden, or the percentage of residents who have difficulty paying their rent, is 60% in East Tremont and Belmont, compared to the boroughwide and citywide rates of 58% and 51% respectively. Based on this calculation, as of 2018, East Tremont and Belmont are gentrifying.

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

There are no New York City Subway stations in East Tremont, though several bus routes connect with subway stations. The following MTA Regional Bus Operations bus routes serve East Tremont:

The Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line also serves East Tremont at the Tremont station.

Education

East Tremont and Belmont generally have a lower rate of college-educated residents than the rest of the city as of 2018. While 19% of residents age 25 and older have a college education or higher, 36% have less than a high school education and 45% are high school graduates or have some college education. By contrast, 26% of Bronx residents and 43% of city residents have a college education or higher. The percentage of East Tremont and Belmont students excelling in math rose from 19% in 2000 to 44% in 2011, and reading achievement increased from 25% to 30% during the same time period.

East Tremont and Belmont's rate of elementary school student absenteeism is more than the rest of New York City. In East Tremont and Belmont, 35% of elementary school students missed twenty or more days per school year, higher than the citywide average of 20%. Additionally, 61% of high school students in East Tremont and Belmont graduate on time, lower than the citywide average of 75%.

Schools

All are public schools.

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  • PS/MS 3: Raul Julia (East 180th St and LaFontaine Av)
  • PS 23: Early Childhood (East 181st St and Washington Av)
  • PS 32: Belmont (East 183rd St and Belmont Av)
  • PS 44: David Farragut (East 176th St and Prospect Av)
  • PS 57: Crescent/Frederick Douglass Academy V (East 180th St and Crotona Av)
  • PS 58: Tremont Park (East 176th St and Washington Av)
  • PS 59: Bathgate (East 182nd St and Bathgate Av)
  • PS 92: (East 179th St and Clinton Av)
  • PS/MS 211: The Bilingual School (Fairmount Place and Prospect Av)
  • PS 300/MS 129/P10/IS 316: Twin Parks (East 180th St and Mapes Av)
  • MS 118: William J. Niles (East 179th St and Arthur Av)
  • MS/HS 231: Eagle Academy for Young Men (East 176th St and 3rd Av)

Library

The New York Public Library operates the Tremont branch at 1866 Washington Avenue. The branch, a Carnegie library designed by Carrère and Hastings in the Italian Renaissance style, was opened in 1905.

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