Kiryas Joel is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 22,851 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Kiryas Joel is the 83rd largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Kiryas Joel are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kiryas Joel is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kiryas Joel is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kiryas Joel who work in office and administrative support (20.89%), teaching (20.31%), and sales jobs (11.85%).
Overall, Kiryas Joel’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
A lot of people in Kiryas Joel take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the village, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Kiryas Joel, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
The citizens of Kiryas Joel have a very low rate of college education: just 7.53% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Kiryas Joel in 2010 was $7,528, which is low income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $30,112 for a family of four. However, Kiryas Joel contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Kiryas Joel also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 57.28% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Kiryas Joel home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kiryas Joel residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Kiryas Joel include Romanian, European, Israeli, and German.
The most common language spoken in Kiryas Joel is Yiddish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Hebrew.