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Jewish Population on Lower East Side Decreases

The East Side, formerly the most congested district in New York, and populated to great percentage by Jews, is decreasing steadily in population, according to Edward F. Corsi, census supervisor, as revealed yesterday. According to the figures of the 1920 census there have been decreases of from 100 to 500 in 30 of the 301 districts, due to the shifts in population to the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens.

It has been discovered that districts formerly occupied solely by Jews, are now inhabited by Latin-Americans, chiefly Porto Ricans. Tenement houses are no longer the over-crowded and congested buildings of previous years and in fact it has been reported that in some cases there are more vacant apartments in these houses than those actually occupied.

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