Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Baby Boom In Borough Park


The Department of Health found in 2004, the largely Orthodox Jewish neighborhood welcomed more than 4500 babies, an average of almost 12 per day, by far the most in the city.

Statistics also show couples in Borough Park are marrying younger, and are having children quicker and more often than the average city couple.

Borough Park's birth rate is nearly 24.5-per 1000 residents. Bayside, Queens has seen the lowest birth rate of 6-per thousand residents.