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Monsey, New York

Monsey, New York
CDP
Location in Rockland County and the state of New York.
Location in Rockland County and the state of New York.
Monsey, New York is located in New York
Monsey, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates:
Country United States
State New York
County Rockland
Area
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 548 ft (167 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 18,412
 • Density 8,400/sq mi (3,200/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 10952
Area code(s) 845
FIPS code 36-48010
GNIS feature ID 0957535

Monsey is a hamlet and census-designated place, in the town of Ramapo, Rockland County, New York, United States located north of Airmont; east of Viola; south of New Hempstead; and west of Spring Valley. The village of Kaser is completely surrounded by the hamlet of Monsey. The 2010 census listed the population at 18,412.

The hamlet has a large community of Orthodox Jews, consisting predominantly of Hasidim, including Vizhnitz hasidim who reside mostly in the Village of Kaser, and other Hareidim .[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Notable people 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • Further reading 7
  • External links 8

History

Map 1859
Historic Monsey Cemetery

Rockland County was inhabited by the Munsee band of Lenape Native Americans, also known by their exonym of the "Delaware Indians," who were speakers of the Algonquian languages. Monsey Glen, an Indian encampment, is located west of the intersection of State Route 59 and State Route 306. Numerous artifacts have been found there and some rock shelters are still visible. The Monsey railroad station, which received its name from an alternate spelling of the Munsee Lenape, was built when the New York & Erie Railroad passed through the glen in 1841.[1]

In the 1950s, Monsey was a one stoplight town with a single yeshiva. By 1997, Monsey had 112 synagogues and 45 yeshivas.[2]

Located near Monsey is the Houser-Conklin House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.[3]

See Also Ramapo people

Geography

Monsey is located at .[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km2), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (0.90%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 14,504 people, 2,981 households, and 2,596 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,554.3 per square mile (2,533.9/km2). There were 3,098 housing units at an average density of 1,400.0/sq mi (541.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.82% White, 4.32% African American, 0.03% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.70% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.86% of the population. 43.98% speak English at home, 41.48% Yiddish, 6.88% Hebrew, 2.69% French or a French creole, 1.85% Spanish, and 1.24% Russian.[6]

There were 2,981 households out of which 58.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.0% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.9% were non-families. 10.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.74 and the average family size was 5.16. In the CDP the population was spread out with 48.6% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 18.2% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 19 years. For every 100 females there were 106.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $45,194, and the median income for a family was $45,911. Males had a median income of $41,606 versus $33,576 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,000. About 25.4% of families and 30.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.8% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Weinstock, Cheryl Platzman (February 10, 2002). "If You're Thinking of Living In/Monsey; Low Inventory, Lots of Kugel, Some Deer".  
  2. ^ Berger, Joseph (January 13, 1997). "Growing Pains for a Rural Hasidic Enclave".  
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places". WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 9/27/10 THROUGH 10/01/10. National Park Service. 2010-10-08. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  5. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  6. ^ Modern Language Association, Data center results for Monsey, New York. Retrieved on 2008-03-26.
  7. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Bigdei-Shesh-Sefer-Shoftim-Hebrew/dp/B001EUJTAM http://www.amazon.com/Judaism-Counseling-Yosef-Gavriel-Bechhofer/dp/1466266023/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395105120&sr=1-2
  8. ^ Bechhofer, Yosef Gavriel (February 19, 2013). The Contemporary Eruv: Revised & Expanded: Eruvin in Modern Metropolitan Areas. Philipp Feldheim.  

Further reading

Botbyl, Helyne R. (1968). The Patriarch of Monsey. The Museum of Spring Valley and Countryside.

  • Green, Frank Bertangue (1886). The History of Rockland County. New York: A. S. Barnes and Co. 

External links

  • Monsey Fire Department
  • Community Synagogue of Monsey
  • Young Israel of Monsey and Wesley Hills
  • Congregation Bais Torah
  • Kehillas Bais Yehudah
  • Shaarey Israel - formerly Monsey Jewish Center
  • New Hope Christian Church, "the Monsey Church"
  • Tomchei Shabbos of Rockland County
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