- Kaser, New York
official_name = Kaser, New York
settlement_type = Village
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of New York
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Rockland
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 0.4
area_land_km2 = 0.4
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 0.2
area_land_sq_mi = 0.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 3316
population_density_km2 = 7468.2
population_density_sq_mi = 19342.6
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 165
elevation_ft = 541
latd = 41 |latm = 7 |lats = 17 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 4 |longs = 1 |longEW = W
Kaser is a village in the Town of Ramapo Rockland County,
New York, United Stateslocated north of Monsey; east of Airmont; south of Viola and west of Spring Valley. As of the United States 2000 Census, the village population was 3,316.
Kaser is a village with a population consisting almost entirely of
Hasidic Jewsof the Viznitz sect. The etymology of the name comes from the Eastern European pronunciation of Hebrew, as the word "כֶּתֶר" is pronounced "Kay-ser", hence "Kaser". 4% of Kaser's population claims Romanian ancestry, making Kaser the most Romanian census place in the United States.
The Village of Kaser is on Route 306.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,316 people, 647 households, and 617 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 19,342.6 people per square mile (7,531.3/km²). There were 678 housing units at an average density of 3,954.9/sq mi (1,539.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.61% White, 0.24% African American, 0.45% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.
There were 647 households out of which 79.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 90.9% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 4.5% were non-families. 3.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.89 and the average family size was 5.04.
In the village the population was spread out with 53.4% under the age of 18, 18.2% from 18 to 24, 16.8% from 25 to 44, 6.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 16 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $13,125, and the median income for a family was $13,191. Males had a median income of $20,500 versus $19,792 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $5,147. About 65.0% of families and 66.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 68.9% of those under age 18 and 43.4% of those age 65 or over.
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