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Kearny, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Town of Kearny is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hudson County at latitude 40.7542 and longitude -74.1195. Hudson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 108 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Kearny, but most people and references simply refer to it as Kearny, New Jersey.

The P1 Census Class Code for Kearny indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kearny: Barbadoes Neck, Kearney.

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Kearny, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 41,298
Population in Households 38,704
Population in Familes 33,035
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,594
Population Density1 4,707
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 13,697
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 10,092
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,535 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,058 (41.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,639 (52.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 838 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $351,513
Average Home Value $383,130


Median Household Income $58,058
Average Household Income $73,751
Per Capita Income $25,556
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.35% 0.75%
Households 0.41% 0.84%
Families 0.4% 0.84%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
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, 2014 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 # 113 79th
Diversity Index2 # 71 87th
Median Household Income # 401 27th
Per Capita Income # 462 15th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.