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Qiryat Shemona

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Qiryat Shemona in the spring of 1978

Qiryat Shemona (קרית שמונה; unofficially also spelled Kiryat Shmona) is a city in the North District in Israel. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), at the end of 2001 the city had a total population of 21,400.

Demographics

According to CBS, in 2001 the ethnic makeup of the city was 97.9% Jewish and other non-Arabs, without significant Arab population. In 2001 there were 121 immigrant settlers. See Population groups in Israel.

According to CBS, in 2001 there were 10,800 males and 10,700 females. The population of the city was spread out with 33.5% 19 years of age or younger, 19.8% between 20 and 29, 19.3% between 30 and 44, 15.3% from 45 to 59, 3.5% from 60 to 64, and 8.5% 65 years of age or older. The population growth rate in 2001 was 1.8%.

Income

According to CBS, as of 2000, in the city there were 8,303 salaried workers and 467 are self-employed. The mean monthly wage in 2000 for a salaried worker in the city is ILS 4,306, a real change of 4.6% over the course of 2000. Salaried males have a mean monthly wage of ILS 5,443 (a real change of 7.1%) versus ILS 3,065 for females (a real change of -2.2%). The mean income for the self-employed is 6,769. There are 564 people who receive unemployment benefits and 1,655 people who receive an income guarantee.

Education

According to CBS, there are 12 schools and 4,339 students in the city. They are spread out as 9 elementary schools and 2,355 elementary school students, and 6 high schools and 1,984 high school students. 49.3% of 12th grade students were entitled to a matriculation certificate in 2001.de:Kirjat Schmona es:Qiryat Shemona he:קריית שמונה nl:Kiryat Shmona ru:Кирьят-Шемона

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