Monsey, New York
|Monsey, New York|
|— CDP —|
|• 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)|
|• Density||8,400/sq mi ( 3,200/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|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 the state of New Jersey; east of Suffern; south of Airmont and west of Nanuet. The 2010 census listed the population at 18,412.
The hamlet has a large community of Orthodox Jews, consisting predominantly of Chasidim, Hareidim and other Orthodox groups, as well as the Vizhnitz hasidim who reside mostly in the Village of Kaser.
Rockland County was inhabited by the Munsee band of Lenape Native Americans, or Delaware Indian, of the Algonquian languages. Monsey Glen, an Indian encampment, is located west of the intersection of NY 59 and NY 306. Numerous artifacts have been found there and some rock shelters are still visible. The Monsey railroad station, which received its name from Munsee, a Lenape chief, was built when the New York & Erie Railroad passed through the glen in 1841.
Monsey is located at .
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.
As of the census 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.
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.
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.
See also 
- The Monsey Church: New Hope Christian Church
- List of people from Monsey, New York
- Ohr Somayach, Monsey
- Weinstock, Cheryl Platzman (February 10, 2002). "If You're Thinking of Living In/Monsey; Low Inventory, Lots of Kugel, Some Deer". The New York Times. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
- Berger, Joseph (January 13, 1997). "Growing Pains for a Rural Hasidic Enclave". The New York Times. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
- "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.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Modern Language Association, Data center results for Monsey, New York. Retrieved on 2008-03-26.
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