Like most of the families that have moved into my village over the past year, this family is Syrian.
When I moved into my village 16 months ago, I was the only foreigner on my block. Not only was I the only foreigner, but I was also the only non-East Bank Jordanian, only non-member of the Beni Hassan tribe, and only non-member of the local clan.
Today, of the 12 residences on my block, one is uninhabited, one is mine, five are inhabited by people born and raised in this community, and five residences are currently housing Syrians.
Considering the fact that rental rates in Mafraq, along with the prices of everything else, have skyrocketed recently, the average Syrian home in Mafraq houses significantly more people/families than the average Jordanian home.
This means that my block, which less than a year and a half ago was 100% local, is now primarily Syrian.