Kearny, New Jersey

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Population in 2017: 42,670 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.3%
 
Males: 21,367  (50.1%)
Females: 21,303  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

37.2 years
New Jersey median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 07032.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $79,594 (it was $47,757 in 2000)
Kearny:

$79,594
NJ:

$80,088

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $37,552 (it was $20,886 in 2000)

Kearny town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $386,618 (it was $166,600 in 2000)
Kearny:

$386,618
NJ:

$334,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $353,456; detached houses: $322,805; townhouses or other attached units: $391,778; in 2-unit structures: $374,059; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $418,866; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $290,136

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,266.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kearny: 120.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.6%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.1% for Black residents, 15.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.9% for American Indian residents, 14.2% for other race residents, 13.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Kearny, NJ (2017)
    • 20,05546.1%Hispanic
    • 18,22141.9%White alone
    • 2,0804.8%Asian alone
    • 1,4013.2%Black alone
    • 8321.9%Two or more races
    • 3790.9%Other race alone
    • 1080.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Kearny, New Jersey as of February 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kearny is 1,937 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Kearny by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(5.4)
1
(2.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.4)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(15.2)
1
(2.6)
6
(15.9)
5
(13.6)
5
(13.8)
3
(8.2)
3
(7.3)
3
(7.3)
3
(7.2)
5
(11.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.7)
1
(2.4)
1
(2.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
39
(98.5)
44
(113.4)
50
(132.1)
55
(149.6)
38
(104.5)
30
(82.4)
31
(75.9)
53
(128.3)
41
(98.4)
36
(85.8)
28
(66.6)
49
(116.1)
20
(47.0)
10
(23.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
68
(171.8)
58
(149.5)
52
(137.4)
56
(152.3)
47
(129.3)
53
(145.6)
52
(127.4)
44
(106.5)
33
(79.2)
46
(109.6)
42
(99.9)
34
(80.6)
29
(68.2)
27
(63.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
151
(381.5)
152
(391.7)
146
(385.8)
170
(462.5)
134
(368.6)
151
(414.8)
183
(448.3)
123
(297.7)
110
(263.9)
82
(195.4)
99
(235.5)
61
(144.5)
55
(129.3)
61
(144.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
653
(1,650)
614
(1,582)
760
(2,008)
716
(1,948)
805
(2,214)
631
(1,734)
768
(1,881)
633
(1,532)
642
(1,540)
694
(1,654)
608
(1,446)
603
(1,429)
503
(1,183)
547
(1,292)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
264
(667.0)
218
(561.8)
192
(507.4)
132
(359.1)
112
(308.1)
113
(310.4)
170
(416.5)
131
(317.1)
136
(326.3)
122
(290.7)
89
(211.7)
109
(258.2)
74
(174.0)
69
(163.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
10
(25.3)
14
(36.1)
9
(23.8)
6
(16.3)
9
(24.8)
8
(22.0)
6
(14.7)
3
(7.3)
1
(2.4)
4
(9.5)
2
(4.8)
3
(7.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)222.1206.8227.7236.1212.8183.7194.1173.1162.1160.3131.2142.7104.696.5

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City-data.com crime index in Kearny, NJ

Crime rate in Kearny detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 153 (109 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.57
New Jersey average:

3.55
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Ancestries: Portuguese (12.0%), Italian (5.9%), Polish (4.4%), Brazilian (4.0%), American (3.7%), Irish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1899

Elevation: 125 feet

Land area: 9.14 square miles.

Population density: 4,669 people per square mile   (average).

Kearny, New Jersey map

18,488 residents are foreign born (27.2% Latin America, 10.1% Europe, 4.7% Asia).

This town:

42.5%
New Jersey:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $9,691 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $9,729 (2.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 40.76 N, Longitude: 74.14 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,571 (-8.2%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 3,475 (16.2%)

Area codes: 201, 551

Distribution of median household income in Kearny, NJ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kearny, NJ in 2017
Kearny satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $231,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Kearny, NJ residents
Average permit cost in Kearny, NJ
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.7%
New Jersey:

4.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Kearny, NJ
Historical housing units in Kearny, NJ

Population change in the 1990s: +5,646 (+16.2%).
Most common industries in Kearny, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
  • Apparel (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Kearny, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.5%)
  • Computer specialists (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)

Average climate in Kearny, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Kearny, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 94.0. This is worse than average.

City:

94.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.323. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.323
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 16.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.8
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.387. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.387
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 26.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.28. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.28
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.0098

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 the city 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 Kearny 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 (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Power Outage: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kearny topographic map

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:

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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:

  • KEARNY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 132, Location: 22 WILSON AVE, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Kearny:

Private elementary/middle school in Kearny:

  • MATER DEI ACADEMY (Students: 213, Location: 131 MIDLAND AVE, Grades: PK-8)
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

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Kearny:

Marital status in Kearny, NJ
  • Never married: 34.3%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

For population 25 years and over in Kearny:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.9
New Jersey average:

12.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Kearny
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Kearny:

(Kearny, New Jersey Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Kearny, NJ (based on Hudson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Hudson County:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

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
Here:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

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

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hudson County:

7.8%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

22.8%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

23.7%
New Jersey:

18.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Kearny:

49.3%
New Jersey:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.3%
New Jersey:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Kearny:

28.6
New Jersey:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Kearny:

20.1%
New Jersey:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.2%
New Jersey:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.4%
New Jersey:

33.6%

General health condition:
Kearny:

56.6%
New Jersey:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Kearny:

80.6%
State:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kearny, NJ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 108$1,193,208$132,5790$0
Firefighters 90$697,932$93,0580$0
Streets and Highways 28$161,782$69,3351$1,628
Other Government Administration 18$70,715$47,1435$13,981
Water Supply 6$45,163$90,3260$0
Financial Administration 6$45,214$90,4284$7,050
Judicial and Legal 6$38,099$76,1981$853
Police - Other 5$24,189$58,05439$70,846
Local Libraries 5$28,823$69,17510$9,342
Health 4$27,014$81,0429$10,491
Fire - Other 4$10,668$32,00416$39,016
Sewerage 4$24,457$73,3710$0
Parks and Recreation 1$7,442$89,3045$5,511
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 285$2,374,706$99,98890$158,718

Kearny government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,401,000 ($56.27)
    Water Utilities: $1,490,000 ($34.92)
    Sewerage: $1,161,000 ($27.21)
    Regular Highways: $841,000 ($19.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $122,000 ($2.86)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $24,621,000 ($577.01)
    Police Protection: $17,543,000 ($411.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,643,000 ($296.30)
    Water Utilities: $5,155,000 ($120.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,470,000 ($81.32)
    Regular Highways: $2,649,000 ($62.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,301,000 ($30.49)
    Libraries: $1,253,000 ($29.36)
    Financial Administration: $1,057,000 ($24.77)
    Sewerage: $1,005,000 ($23.55)
    Health - Other: $700,000 ($16.40)
    General Public Buildings: $691,000 ($16.19)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $661,000 ($15.49)
    Central Staff Services: $590,000 ($13.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $349,000 ($8.18)
    Parking Facilities: $59,000 ($1.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,623,000 ($61.47)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $4,938,000 ($115.73)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,262,000 ($779.52)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $339,000 ($7.94)

Kearny government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,344,000 ($101.80)
    Parking Facilities: $238,000 ($5.58)
    Other: $218,000 ($5.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $214,000 ($5.02)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,025,000 ($24.02)
    Interest Earnings: $928,000 ($21.75)
    General Revenue - Other: $567,000 ($13.29)
    Rents: $130,000 ($3.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,572,000 ($130.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $18,844,000 ($441.62)
    Other: $7,116,000 ($166.77)
    Highways: $501,000 ($11.74)
  • Tax - Property: $43,989,000 ($1030.91)
    Other License: $822,000 ($19.26)
    Public Utilities Sales: $363,000 ($8.51)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $55,000 ($1.29)

Kearny government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,854,000 ($1027.75)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,240,000 ($732.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,614,000 ($295.62)

Kearny government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,144,000 ($143.99)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,833,000 ($488.24)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,871,000 ($43.85)

8.11% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($88,457 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.11%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,532 average AGI)
Hudson County:

0.12%
New Jersey average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from New York County, NY  1.12% ($161,976 average AGI)
from Bergen County, NJ  0.80% ($68,313)
from Essex County, NJ  0.55% ($65,771)


9.05% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($99,399 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.05%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,887 average AGI)
Hudson County:

0.14%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bergen County, NJ  1.23% ($103,054 average AGI)
to Essex County, NJ  0.84% ($95,396)
to New York County, NY  0.66% ($145,743)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Kearny fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 37Number of bridges
  • 1,266ft / 386mTotal length
  • $18,173,000Total costs
  • 1,768,408Total average daily traffic
  • 204,991Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,691,287Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Kearny, NJ - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 61930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 221970-1979
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Kearny, NJ
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 in Kearny, NJ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kearny, NJ - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 154
  • Hazardous Condition: 420
Fire incident types in Kearny, NJ

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kearny, NJ
  • 82.4%Utility gas
  • 10.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.0%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kearny, NJ
  • 80.7%Utility gas
  • 10.0%Electricity
  • 6.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used


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 significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

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  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other types of correctional institutions (population 1,000+)"
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  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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