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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