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  • Satmar Hasidic Enclave Has Highest U.S. Poverty Rate

    by Steven I. Weiss

    “More than two-thirds of Kiryas Joel residents live below the federal poverty line and more than 40 percent receive food stamps,” while only one city in the United States has a lower median income than the upstate New York village: Carbondale, Illinois residents make $15,799 a year, while Kiryas Joel residents make $15,848.

    And some more interesting numbers:

    The median age in the village is 14.4, meaning half of its more than 21,000 residents is 14 or younger.

    Also, the village has the highest marriage rate in the country, with 80 percent of women ages 15 to 50 being married.

    (via DovBear)

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