Stone Mountain, Georgia a small, poor town has resettled more Syrian refugees than Los Angeles and New York City combined.
Data from the State Department shows that Since October 1st 2015, 72 Syrian refugees have been placed in Stone Mountain. Los Angeles has only taken in 45 refugees, and NYC has only taken in 9.
Since October 1st, Stone Mountain has taken in 299 non-Syrian refugees, which equates to approximately 5% of the town’s 2015 population (6,109, according to U.S. Census data).
Here is a breakdown of where all the refugees placed in Stone Mountain are from:
83 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
36 refugees from Burma
26 refugees from Somalia
21 refugees from the Central African Republic
18 refugees from Eritrea
13 refugees from Bhutan
8 refugees from Ethiopia
7 refugees from Afghanistan
6 refugees from the Ivory Coast
4 refugees from Iraq
2 refugees from Pakistan
2 refugees from Iraq
1 refugee from Sudan.
You can be positive these refugees will be living off money from the U.S. Taxpayer since Stone Mountain Georgia is an extremely poor town.
According to U.S. Census data, the median income in Stone Mountain is $36,444, and it also has a poverty rate of 22.5 percent.
75.2 percent of the Stone Mountain population is African-American, and just 16.8 percent of the population is white.
According to U.S. Census data, more than 30 percent of the Stone Mountain population under the age of 65 does not have health insurance.