Kenilworth, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kenilworth, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Kenilworth had a population of 8,183 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Kenilworth is located at latitude 40.6774 and longitude -74.2893 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Kenilworth (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The Borough of Kenilworth (GNIS ID: 885267) 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 Kenilworth population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 8,183
Population in Households 8,175
Population in Familes 7,085
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 3,793
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 2,905
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 2,145
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,973 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,159 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 746 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 ( 2.3%)
Median Home Value $364,277
Average Home Value $368,944


Median Household Income $83,520
Average Household Income $97,577
Per Capita Income $34,677
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.76%
Households 0.36% 0.62%
Families 0.32% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.

Kenilworth, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kenilworth 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 # 183 67th
Population Density1 # 174 68th
Diversity Index2 # 209 62nd
Median Household Income # 217 60th
Per Capita Income # 319 42nd

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