|• Hebrew||קִרְיַת מוֹצְקִין|
|• ISO 259||Qiryat Móçqin (Motzkin)|
|• Also spelled||Kiryat Motzkin (unofficial)|
|• Arabic||كريات موصقين|
|• Mayor||Haim Zuri|
|• Total||3,778 dunams (3.778 km2 or 1.459 sq mi)|
Kiryat Motzkin (Hebrew: קִרְיַת מוֹצְקִין, Arabic: كريات موصقين) is a city in the Haifa District of Israel, 8 kilometres (5 miles) north of the city of Haifa. At the end of 2007, its population was 39,600. The city is named after Leo Motzkin, one of the organizers of the First Zionist Congress in 1897. The mayor of the city is Haim Zuri.
According to CBS, in 2006 the ethnic makeup of the city was all Jewish and other non-Arabs. There were 18,800 males and 20,900 females, with 25.5% of the population 19 years of age or younger, 15.2% between 20 and 29, 19.0% between 30 and 44, 20.1% from 45 to 59, 4.5% from 60 to 64, and 15.9% 65 years of age or older. The population growth rate in 2006 was -0.1%. The city is ranked medium-high on the socio-economic scale (7 out of 10)
In 2005, there were 17,887 salaried workers and 978 self-employed. The mean monthly wage for a salaried worker was NIS 6,581, a real change of 0.6% over the course of 2004. Salaried males had a mean monthly wage of NIS 8,773 (a real change of 3.0%) compared to NIS 4,634 for females (a real change of -2.2%). The mean income for self-employed was 6,327. 437 people received unemployment benefits and 2,157 received an income supplement.
There are 12 schools and 6,071 students in Kiryat Motzkin, with 6 elementary schools (2,724 students) and 6 high schools (3,347 students). 58.4% of 12th grade students were eligible for a matriculation certificate in 2006.
Twin towns – sister cities
Kiryat Motzkin is twinned with:
- Tacoma, USA, since 1979
- Orlando, USA, since 2006
- Kaifeng, China
- Bad Segeberg, Germany
- Nyíregyháza, Hungary
- "Table 3 - Population of Localities Numbering Above 1,000 Residents and Other Rural Population". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2008-06-30. Retrieved 2008-10-18.
- tacomaculture.org - Sister Cities of Tacoma
- "r_irya1" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-07-08.
- "Kiryat Motzkin, Israel" at the Port of Tacoma website