Kearny, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kearny, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Town of Kearny had a population of 42,449 as of July 1, 2016. Kearny ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kearny is located at latitude 40.7542 and longitude -74.1195 in Hudson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Kearny (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.78 sq. miles and a water area of 1.41 sq. miles. Hudson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 108 feet.

The Town of Kearny (GNIS ID: 885266) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kearny population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kearny: Barbadoes Neck, Kearney.

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Kearny, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 42,449
Population in Households 39,870
Population in Familes 34,042
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,579
Population Density1 4,834
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 13,988
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 10,322
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,859 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,015 (40.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,973 (53.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 871 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $332,064
Average Home Value $343,229


Median Household Income $61,708
Average Household Income $78,537
Per Capita Income $26,211
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 1.01%
Households 0.62% 1.0%
Families 0.63% 1.02%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Kearny, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kearny to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 22 96th
Population Density1 # 112 80th
Diversity Index2 # 71 87th
Median Household Income # 387 29th
Per Capita Income # 466 15th

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