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Fordham

Fordham section in the Bronx

Fordham, with a population of 77,840 people, is a neighborhood of New York City, located north of Manhattan and bordering bustling Belmont. The neighborhood which is a part of Bronx Community Board 5 is bordered by Fordham Road to the north, Southern Boulevard to the east, East 161st Street to the south, and Jerome Avenue to the west. Its first growth was in the 1920s, when middle-class and working-class families from Manhattan flocked into the area, attracted by the then-modern housing and convenient subway access by Concourse, Jerome Avenue, and Webster Avenue lines to business districts in Manhattan where they could work and shop. The primary thoroughfare is Fordham Road; its main rapid transit line is the IND Concourse Line, operating under the Grand Concourse, with the IRT Jerome Avenue Line on its western border.

ZIP codes: 10453, 10457, 10458 and 10468.
Demographics: 39.6% Hispanic or Latino, 31.3% White, 23.2% African American, 4.7% Asian, 1.3% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander.

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