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Kiryas Joel (V)

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Kiryas Joel is a village within the Town of Monroe in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 13,138 at the 2000 census. The great majority of its residents are Hasidic Jews belonging to the Satmar Hasidic dynasty, making it a significant Satmar enclave. Most of the residents speak Yiddish as their first language. The village has the youngest median age of any population center of over 5,000 residents in the United States. Large families are encouraged, in part to replace the Satmars lost in the Holocaust.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.8 square kilometers. 2.8 square kilometers of it is land and only a very small portion of the area is covered with water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 13,138 people, 2,229 households, and 2,137 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,611.5 per square kilometers. There were 2,233 housing units at an average density of 783.8 per square kilometers. The racial makeup of the village was 99.02 percent White, 0.21 percent African American, 0.02 percent Asian, 0.12 percent from other races, and 0.63 percent from two or more races.

Kiryas Joel is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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