Kearny, New Jersey

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Population in 2013: 41,664 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.8%
 
Males: 21,499  (51.6%)
Females: 20,165  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  37.1 years
New Jersey median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 07032.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $59,284 (it was $47,757 in 2000)
Kearny:

$59,284
NJ:

$70,165

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,535 (it was $20,886 in 2000)

Kearny town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $310,975 (it was $166,600 in 2000)
Kearny:

$310,975
NJ:

$307,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $360,800; Detached houses: $303,064; Townhouses or other attached units: $368,663; In 2-unit structures: $349,184; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $459,634; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $406,510; Mobile homes: $72,425

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,179.

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  • Races in Kearny, NJ (2013)

    Kearny races chart
    • 18,85645.0%Hispanic
    • 18,07243.1%White alone
    • 2,2595.4%Asian alone
    • 1,2613.0%Black alone
    • 8222.0%Other race alone
    • 2880.7%Two or more races
    • 450.1%American Indian alone

Races in Kearny detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Kearny: 122.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (10.4%), Portuguese (9.4%), Irish (8.0%), Polish (5.9%), United States (3.0%), German (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1899

Elevation: 125 feet

Land area: 9.14 square miles.

Population density: 4,559 people per square mile   (average).

Kearny,NJ real estate house value index trend

Kearny, New Jersey map

For population 25 years and over in Kearny:

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kearny town:

  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

17,157 residents are foreign born (24.8% Latin America, 11.4% Europe, 4.8% Asia).

This town:

40.9%
New Jersey:

21.6%



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Kearny, New Jersey as of August 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Kearny to the number of sex offenders is 4,139 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $9,050 (2.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $9,057 (2.9%)

Kearny satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Newark, NJ (3.2 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Manhattan, NY (8.6 miles , pop. 1,537,195).

Nearest cities: Harrison, NJ (1.2 miles ), East Newark borough, NJ (1.2 miles ), North Arlington borough, NJ (1.4 miles ), Belleville, NJ (1.6 miles ), Silver Lake, NJ (1.6 miles ), Newark, NJ (1.8 miles ), Lyndhurst, NJ (1.8 miles ), Bloomfield, NJ (2.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,500
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $90,800
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $114,500
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $213,800
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $266,700
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $227,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.76 N, Longitude: 74.14 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,263 (-7.8%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 2,979 (15.5%)

Area codes: 201, 551

Kearny household income distribution Kearny home values distribution

Crime rates in Kearny by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0011010210001
per 100,000 0.00.02.52.50.02.60.05.42.80.00.00.02.4
Rapes 3541616553333
per 100,000 7.312.19.92.515.22.615.913.613.88.27.37.37.2
Robberies 38384636394450553830315341
per 100,000 93.091.9113.589.798.5113.4132.1149.6104.582.475.9128.398.4
Assaults 48564670685852564753524433
per 100,000 117.5135.4113.5174.4171.8149.5137.4152.3129.3145.6127.4106.579.2
Burglaries 229184232169151152146170134151183123110
per 100,000 560.6444.9572.5421.1381.5391.7385.8462.5368.6414.8448.3297.7263.9
Thefts 867724770743653614760716805631768633642
per 100,000 2,122.41,750.51,900.01,851.41,649.71,582.42,008.51,947.82,214.51,733.51,881.51,532.31,540.4
Auto thefts 210203207192264218192132112113170131136
per 100,000 514.1490.8510.8478.4667.0561.8507.4359.1308.1310.4416.5317.1326.3
Arson 9108310149698631
per 100,000 22.024.219.77.525.336.123.816.324.822.014.77.32.4
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 231.5213.0235.6219.0231.0215.1236.9245.6221.3191.0201.9180.1168.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Kearny detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 108 (101 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.42
New Jersey average:

3.07
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.4%
New Jersey:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +5,646 (+16.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Kearny: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Kearny, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Kearny, New Jersey average temperatures Kearny, New Jersey average precipitation Kearny, New Jersey humidity Kearny, New Jersey wind speed Kearny, New Jersey snowfall Kearny, New Jersey sunshine Kearny, New Jersey clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Kearny-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.2 miles away from the Kearny town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 tornado 31.1 miles away from the town center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kearny-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 220.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 104.2 miles away from Kearny center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 258.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 102.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 232.7 miles away from Kearny center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 52.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hudson County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Power Outage: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kearny topographic map

Birthplace of: John Harkes - Professional soccer player, Joseph M. Kyrillos - New Jersey State Senator, Al Hartley - Writer, Alex Webster (American football) - Professional football player, Erin Harkes - Singer-songwriter, Gale Pollock - Nurse, Ownie Carroll - Major League Baseball pitcher, Ted Gillen - Soccer player-coach, Greg Pason - National Secretary of the Socialist Party USA, Bob McHugh - Jazz pianist.

Hospitals and medical centers in Kearny:

  • CLARA MAASS MEDICAL CENTER, WEST HUDSON DIVISION (206 BERGEN AVE)
  • BELGROVE POST ACUTE CARE CENTER (195 BELGROVE DRIVE)
  • WEST HUDSON POST ACUTE CARE CENTER (206 BERGEN AVE)

Heliports located in Kearny:

Amtrak stations near Kearny:

  • 3 miles: NEWARK (RAYMOND PLAZA WEST) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 6 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 8 miles: NEW YORK (PENN STA) (NEW YORK, 7TH AVE. & W. 32ND ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kearny:

  • Rutgers University-Newark (about 3 miles; Newark, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 9,869)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (about 3 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,212)
  • Essex County College (about 3 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,595)
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (about 4 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,210)
  • Saint Peter's University (about 5 miles; Jersey City, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,583)
  • Hudson County Community College (about 5 miles; Jersey City, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,659)
  • New Jersey City University (about 5 miles; Jersey City, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,826)

Public high school in Kearny:

Private high school in Kearny:

  • MOUNT CARMEL GUILD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 58; Location: 114 CHESTNUT ST; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Kearny:

Private elementary/middle schools in Kearny:

  • ST STEPHEN SCHOOL (Students: 276; Location: 131 MIDLAND AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE LITTLE NEIGHBORHOOD LC (Students: 98; Location: 429 KEARNY AVE; Grades: PK - PK; Boys only)
  • HAPPY TIME PRESCHOOL (Students: 19; Location: 18 DAVIS AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ALPHABETLAND PRE-SCH (Students: 18; Location: 139 BERGEN AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Kearny

Library in Kearny:

  • KEARNY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,308,707; Location: 318 KEARNY AVENUE; 81,265 books; 1,197 audio materials; 2,674 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 150 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • there is no longer a hospital in Kearny. West Hudson Hospital stopped 1-11-06 added by walt

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Notable locations in Kearny: Arlington Station (A), West Arlington Station (B), Meadows Yard (C), Kearny Generating Station (D), Hudson County Correctional Center (E), Saint Anthonys Orphanage (F), Kearny Emergency Medical Services (G), Kearny Fire Department Station 3 Headquarters (H), Kearny Fire Department Station 1 (I), Kearny Fire Department Station 4 South Kearny (J), Kearny Fire Department Station 2 (K), Kearny Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Kearny Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Kearny include: Oakwood Baptist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), First Lutheran Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), First United Methodist Church (E), Gospel Light Baptist Church (F), Grace United Methodist Church (G), Igreja Evangelica (H), Kearny Bible Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Arlington Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hackensack River (A), Vreeland Ditch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Kearny include: Riverbank Park (1), Kearny Playground (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Kearny Museum (318 Kearny Avenue).

Court: Kearny Town - Municipal Court (402 Kearny Avenue).

Hudson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 98.4. This is worse than average.

City:

98.4
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.241. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.241
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 17.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.6
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.80
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 14.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.34
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.0147

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kearny and their reported violations in the past:

KEARNY WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 40,500, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-19-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-19-2009)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.4%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.4% for Black residents, 14.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.1% for American Indian residents, 14.3% for other race residents, 6.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
New Jersey:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.7%
Whole state:  69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.6%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Kearny in 2010:

  • 1,843 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 486 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 167 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 43 people in college/university student housing
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Kearny in 2000:

  • 1,700 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 501 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 160 people in nursing homes
  • 73 people in religious group quarters
  • 62 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Kearny, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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Kearny compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Banks with most branches in Kearny (2011 data):

  • Valley National Bank: Midtown Banking Center Branch, The South Kearny Branch, Colonial Branch. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $14,186.7 mil, Deposits: $9,715.7 mil, headquarters in Wayne, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 219 total offices, Holding Company: Valley National Bancorp
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Kearny Banking Center Branch at 272 Kearny Avaenue, branch established on 2005/04/28; Kearny Branch at 11 Kearny Avenue, branch established on 1987/01/12. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Kearny Federal Savings Bank: at 614 Kearny Avenue, branch established on 1884/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,851.0 mil, Deposits: $2,123.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 41 total offices
  • Schuyler Savings Bank: at 24 Davis Ave, branch established on 1924/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $116.8 mil, Deposits: $97.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Crown Bank: Kearny Branch at 499 Kearny Avenue, branch established on 2008/09/29. Info updated 2011/12/21: Bank assets: $566.3 mil, Deposits: $472.6 mil, headquarters in Elizabeth, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Jjr Holding Company, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Kearny Branch at 583 Kearny Avenue, branch established on 1941/04/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Kearny Branch at 175 Passaic Avenue, branch established on 1980/03/06. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Hudson City Savings Bank: Kearny Branch at 216 Passaic Avenue, branch established on 1980/09/29. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $45,373.6 mil, Deposits: $25,645.6 mil, headquarters in Paramus, NJ, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices
  • Investors Bank: Kearny Supermarket Branch at 180 Schuyler Avenue, branch established on 2001/02/07. Info updated 2012/02/27: Bank assets: $10,674.9 mil, Deposits: $7,419.7 mil, headquarters in Short Hills, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 86 total offices, Holding Company: Investors Bancorp, Mhc
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.0
New Jersey average:

12.7

Kearny travel time to work - commute Kearny mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

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Neighborhoods in Kearny:

(Kearny, New Jersey Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Kearny town (based on Hudson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic280,93053
Other38,32263
Evangelical Protestant19,890133
Mainline Protestant12,85393
Black Protestant12,30826
Orthodox6,31812
None263,645-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 257
Hudson County:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 120
Hudson County:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Hudson County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 369
Here:

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Hudson County:

22.8%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

23.7%
State:

18.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$60,064$90,0961$1,673
Other Government Administration 5$38,061$91,34612$8,509
Judicial and Legal 8$41,491$62,2370$0
Police Protection - Officers 100$998,600$119,8320$0
Police - Other 6$29,255$58,51041$72,744
Firefighters 86$754,271$105,2470$0
Fire - Other 1$5,425$65,1004$5,736
Streets and Highways 1$2,460$29,5200$0
Welfare 3$15,733$62,9327$3,383
Health 6$46,595$93,1900$0
Solid Waste Management 21$111,456$63,6893$5,280
Sewerage 3$20,202$80,8080$0
Parks and Recreation 3$17,502$70,0080$0
Water Supply 7$44,756$76,7250$0
Transit 0$0 1$1,482
Local Libraries 6$38,568$77,1367$5,367
Other and Unallocable 23$173,985$90,7752$3,789
Totals for Government 287$2,398,424$100,28378$107,963

Kearny government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $4,805,000 ($115.33)
    Regular Highways: $857,000 ($20.57)
    Water Utilities: $618,000 ($14.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $46,000 ($1.10)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($0.48)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($0.22)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $16,627,000 ($399.07)
    Police Protection: $14,064,000 ($337.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,759,000 ($210.23)
    Water Utilities: $4,448,000 ($106.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,024,000 ($72.58)
    Regular Highways: $2,274,000 ($54.58)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,115,000 ($26.76)
    Financial Administration: $1,071,000 ($25.71)
    Libraries: $870,000 ($20.88)
    Health - Other: $759,000 ($18.22)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $726,000 ($17.43)
    Central Staff Services: $648,000 ($15.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $427,000 ($10.25)
    General Public Buildings: $350,000 ($8.40)
    Parking Facilities: $35,000 ($0.84)
    Public Welfare - Other: $27,000 ($0.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,144,000 ($51.46)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $3,650,000 ($87.61)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $98,000 ($2.35)
    Police Protection: $74,000 ($1.78)
    Libraries: $49,000 ($1.18)
    Local Fire Protection: $44,000 ($1.06)
    General Public Building: $21,000 ($0.50)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($0.48)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,437,000 ($682.53)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $147,000 ($3.53)

Kearny government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parking Facilities: $175,000 ($4.20)
    All Other: $2,000 ($0.05)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,042,000 ($25.01)
    General Revenue, NEC: $477,000 ($11.45)
    Interest Earnings: $184,000 ($4.42)
    Rents: $123,000 ($2.95)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,771,000 ($114.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $22,338,000 ($536.15)
    All Other: $9,279,000 ($222.71)
    Health and Hospitals: $22,000 ($0.53)
  • Tax - Property: $25,574,000 ($613.82)
    Other License: $1,102,000 ($26.45)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $48,000 ($1.15)

Kearny government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,717,000 ($1289.29)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,326,000 ($1183.90)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,391,000 ($105.39)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $7,647,000 ($183.54)
    Beginning: $6,822,000 ($163.74)

Kearny government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $903,000 ($21.67)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,398,000 ($57.56)

8.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($61,882 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
New Jersey average:

5.08%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($473 average AGI)
Hudson County:

0.07%
New Jersey average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New York County, NY  0.87% ($101,965 average AGI)
from Bergen County, NJ  0.84% ($59,466)
from Essex County, NJ  0.60% ($46,452)


8.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($75,116 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
New Jersey average:

5.65%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,147 average AGI)
Hudson County:

0.20%
New Jersey average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bergen County, NJ  1.08% ($71,204 average AGI)
to New York County, NY  0.83% ($94,024)
to Essex County, NJ  0.65% ($68,787)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kearny:

  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYC (820 AM; 10 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WWRL (1600 AM; 25 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS CORP.-NY)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WWRU (1660 AM; 10 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kearny:

  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBGO (88.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: NEWARK PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS-FM (101.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)

TV broadcast stations around Kearny:

  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNYX-LP (Channel 35; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W68DN (Channel 68; CHERRY HILL, ETC., NJ; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Kearny fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 36Number of bridges
  • 497m1,631ftTotal length
  • $14,066,000Total costs
  • 1,700,210Total average daily traffic
  • 195,157Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 61930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 251970-1979
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Kearny, NJ

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Kearny)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Kearny, NJ)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • KEARNY, Rail Yard 0.5 Mi Sw Newark & Bellville Tpke (Lat: 40.744111 Lon: -74.106167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100 m, Call Sign: WNEQ743
    Assigned Frequencies: 11405.0 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 6795.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/11/2012, Expiration Date: 04/09/2022
    Registrant: Comsearch, 19700 Janelia Farm Blvd., Ashburn, VA 20147, Phone: (703) 726-5671, Fax: (703) 726-5594, Email:
  • New Jersey Tpke Interchange 15w (Lat: 40.753417 Lon: -74.124028), Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WPNB246
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz, 6765.00 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/07/2011, Expiration Date: 07/23/2021
    Registrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • HUDSON COUNTY JAIL, 30 Hackensack Avenue (Lat: 40.728250 Lon: -74.109028), Type: Building, Structure height: 22 m, Overall height: 25 m, Call Sign: WQLK718
    Assigned Frequencies: 10935.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/24/2010, Expiration Date: 02/24/2020, Certifier: Robert Sparrock
    Registrant: Radyn, Inc, Bethesda, MD 20827, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • NJ-NNJ6822A, 590 Belleville Turnpike (Lat: 40.770444 Lon: -74.134222), Type: Pole, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQLT839
    Assigned Frequencies: 23325.0 MHz, 23425.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/23/2010, Expiration Date: 04/23/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace
    Registrant: Clearwire Corporation, 1250 Eye Street, Nw, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:
  • KEARNEY, Rail Yard 0.5 Mi Sw Newark & Bellville Tpke (Lat: 40.744167 Lon: -74.106389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100 m, Call Sign: WQNJ240, Licensee ID: L00124720
    Assigned Frequencies: 11035.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/18/2011, Expiration Date: 02/18/2021, Certifier: Andrew E Schwartz
    Registrant: State Of New Jersey, 1 Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105, Phone: (973) 491-7745, Fax: (973) 461-7520, Email:
  • SITE 80, New Jersey Turnpike Exit 15w (Lat: 40.753500 Lon: -74.124111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQOP283, Licensee ID: L01653650
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/06/2011, Expiration Date: 12/06/2021, Certifier: Nelson Santos
    Registrant: Sw Networks, 948 Springer Drive, Lombard, IL 60148, Phone: (630) 652-3807, Fax: (630) 652-3805
  • NODE 5, Rt 7 And Cr 508 Interchange (Lat: 40.746778 Lon: -74.100611), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQPZ428
    Assigned Frequencies: 23225.0 MHz, 23225.0 MHz, 23225.0 MHz, 23225.0 MHz, 23225.0 MHz, 23225.0 MHz, 23275.0 MHz, 23275.0 MHz, 23275.0 MHz, 23275.0 MHz, 23275.0 MHz, 23275.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/26/2012, Expiration Date: 09/26/2022, Certifier: Frank Prezioso Pe
    Registrant: New Jersey Dot, 999 Parkway Ave., Fern. Bldg. 20, Trenton, NJ 08625, Phone: (609) 530-2699, Fax: (609) 530-2272, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kearny)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Kearny)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED92$264,71789$240,416358$237,99242$97,8106$1,031,66724$213,1250$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$269,00010$256,80042$211,0243$49,3330$01$210,0001$70,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED23$299,69621$218,476222$257,90532$106,6250$015$216,7330$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN27$277,25915$226,00097$248,3303$240,3330$06$239,8330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS21$268,7141$207,00027$284,6671$80,0000$00$00$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 11 tracts in Kearny, NJ

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED14$274,1434$294,750
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$327,5714$339,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$232,6675$324,200
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$217,6673$338,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 154
  • Hazardous Condition: 420

Incident types - Kearny

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kearny, NJ
Most common first names in Kearny, NJ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John70272.6 years
Mary65478.9 years
Joseph47472.8 years
William42372.4 years
James38471.2 years
Margaret31077.9 years
Helen30876.7 years
Anna30780.6 years
George24574.6 years
Thomas24071.1 years
Most common last names in Kearny, NJ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8374.8 years
Brown5478.1 years
Murphy4775.0 years
Anderson4374.9 years
Miller4072.7 years
Murray3667.7 years
Kelly3473.8 years
Martin3275.2 years
Sullivan3072.7 years
Wilson2672.1 years
Businesses in Kearny, NJ
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets1
Applebee's1Nike1
Avenue1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Payless1
CVS1Penske1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
DressBarn1Rite Aid1
Dressbarn1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway1
FedEx2True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Kmart1UPS7
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1

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  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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