Kearny, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kearny, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Town of Kearny had a population of 43,084 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kearny: Barbadoes Neck, Kearney.

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Kearny, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 43,084
Daytime Population: Workers 17,943
Daytime Population: Residents 21,079
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 39,022
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 40,500
Population in Familes 34,620
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,584
Population Density2 4,906
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $62,478
Average Household Income $80,077
Per Capita Income $26,593


Total Housing Units 14,975 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,041 (40.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,091 (54.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 843 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $341,963
Average Home Value $354,544


Total Households 14,132
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 10,431
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.79% 0.95%
Households 0.67% 0.89%
Families 0.69% 0.9%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

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, 2017 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 Density # 112 80th
Diversity Index # 71 87th
Median Household Income # 385 30th
Per Capita Income # 468 14th

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