Place:Kiryas Joel, Orange, New York, United States

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NameKiryas Joel
Alt namesKiryas Yo'elsource: Wikipedia
Kiryat Joelsource: Wikipedia
KJsource: Wikipedia
TypeVillage
Coordinates41.34°N 74.167°W
Located inOrange, New York, United States


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Kiryas Joel (also known as Kiryas Yoy'l, "Kiryas Yo'el" or KJ) (Yiddish: קרית יואל (Kiryas Yoyel) is a village within the town of Monroe in Orange County, New York, United States. The great majority of its residents are Hasidic Jews who strictly observe the Torah and its commandments, and belong to the worldwide Satmar Hasidic dynasty.

Most of the village's residents speak Yiddish as their first language. The village has the youngest median age (13.2) of any population center of over 5,000 residents in the United States. Residents of Kiryas Joel, like those of other Haredi Jewish communities, typically have large families. Kiryas Joel is the place in the United States with the highest percentage of people who reported Hungarian ancestry, as 18.9% of the population reported Hungarian ancestry in 2000.[1]

Kiryas Joel is part of the PoughkeepsieNewburghMiddletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New YorkNewarkBridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.

According to 2008 census figures, the village has the highest poverty rate in the nation. More than two-thirds of residents live below the federal poverty line and 40% receive food stamps.[2]

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