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Thirty-Six Percent Of New Yorkers Are Immigrants

From Bangla Patrika

Those of you who don't know might be a little surprised to hear that 36 percent of New Yorkers, in NYC, were born outside of US. According to the census bureau, there were about 1 million new immigrants came into NYC after 1990.  The census also shows that the economic gap has increased between Manhattan and other boroughs.

People who were born in the foreign countries, 29 percent of them live in Bronx, another 29 percent in Manhattan, 38 percent in Brooklyn, 46 percent in Queens and about 16 percent in Staten Island. 

In the last decade, from 1989-1999 the annual income per capita in all the boroughs of NYC, excluding Manhattan, has only gone down.  At the same time in Manhattan it has climbed from 41,872 to 47,030, which shows an increase of 12.3 percent. 

In the NYC, as a whole, the annual income has lid down from $38,706 to 38,293.  Which is a decrease by 1.1 percent.  In the Bronx it has come down to $27,611 from $27,611 (a decrease by 3.1 percent).  In Brooklyn it has decreased to $32,135 from $33.314 (a decrease by 3.6 percent).  In Queens it went down from $44,369 to $42,439- a decrease by 4.3 percent.  In Staten Island it has changed to $55,039 from $56,039, a decrease by 3.3 percent.

Translated from Bengali by Alomgir Hossain

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