Kaser, New York

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Coordinates: 41°07′N 74°04′W / 41.117°N 74.067°W / 41.117; -74.067

Kaser is a village in the Town of Ramapo Rockland County, New York, United States located 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 Jews of 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", (כֶּתֶר=crown in english). 4% of Kaser's population claims Romanian ancestry, making Kaser the most Romanian census place in the United States.[citation needed]

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History

The Viznitz, a Hasidic group, established Kaser in 1990 so it could build denser housing.[1] Herbert Reisman, the supervisor of the Town of Ramapo, cooperated in the creation of Kaser because the town of Ramapo wanted to create more housing.[2]

Geography

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.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,316 people, 647 households, and 617 families residing in the village. The population density was 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.

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