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    • Rolly
    • 17.11.10 | 13:41 (IST)

    I am not so sure that you are right, just look at Satmar's Kiryas Yoel, in upstate New York and other communities like it, Borough Park, Williamsburg, Crown Heights, New Square and Monsey. Kiryas Joel in particular has the highest percentage, per capita, of welfare recipients in the United States. According to the latest round of U.S. Census figures, released late last year, the village has the highest poverty rate in the nation, and the largest percentage of residents who receive food stamps. More than two-thirds of Kiryas Joel residents live below the federal poverty line and more than 40 percent receive food stamps, according to the American Community Survey, a U.S. Census Bureau study of every place in the country with 20,000 residents or more.

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