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EXPLOSIVE GROWTH! Census Data Shows Massive Population Increase In Frum Communities Of Lakewood, Monsey, Kiryas Joel

Newly released data by the Census Bureau showed a massive jump in Frum communities in the Northeastern United States. The data released Thursday is the twenty-fourth decennial conducted by the Bureau.

The data showed a residential increase of 45% in Lakewood, 20.7% in the Monsey-Spring Valley area, and a 31.7% in Kiryas Yoel. Toms River and Jackson both saw an increase of about 4,000 residents since the 2010 census.

Lakewood, which according to the 2010 census had 92,843 residences, ballooned to 135,158 people who now call the Township their home. The numbers put Lakewood as the fastest-growing municipality in New Jersey in the past decade, and has now become the state’s fifth-largest city.

According to the 2010 census data, Monsey and Spring Valley had 49,710 combined residents. They now both hold a combined 60,020 residents, according to census data. Rockland County increased to more than 338,300 residents from about 311,700 in 2010.

The census helps our communities determine where to build everything from schools to supermarkets, and from homes to hospitals. It helps the government decide how to distribute funds and assistance to states and localities.


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8 Responses

  1. Although it is good news to hear that the Orthodox population in these communities are growing let us keep in mind two things

    1. This is still galus. These Jews (like myself) are living outside of E”Y and we can’t consider that part a success.

    2. How many Jews have we lost to assimilation outside of these communities? I would venture to say that overall we have a net loss.

  2. May we merit to increase our numbers in Eretz Yisrael….we can do that if everyone comes home…. Eretz Yisrael is crying for us to return. What are we waiting for!

  3. Explosive is the wrong term to use , the kein yirbu at the end should be the heading. Ofcourse alot has to do w many more frumme filling out the census this time , we have our own metrics , simcha listings. Prek enrollment, much of this is about people moving ,u need to balance. W brooklyn…
    All in all it’s far from an explosion ,ten years .. we are still very small as a tzibur

  4. My Son and I had a conversation on how many Frum Jews there are in Tri-State area, in the USA? Any ideas? By Frum I am including all Orthodox Jews, MO and Chasidish.

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