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KEARNY, NJ Community Information

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History:

On March 14, 1867, the NJ Legislature approved an Act creating the “Township of Kearny”, an area that already had played a substantial part in the early history of NJ. The 9.3 square mile area of this new Township had been part of the original Crown Grant of 30,000 acres obtained by Major William Sandford of Barbadoes Island on July 4, 1668. Major Sandford named it “New Barbadoes Neck” after his old home. As was the custom of the times, the Major paid Chief Tantaqua of the Hackensack Indians 20 English Pounds Sterling for all their reserve rights and titles. It would seem these transactions made Major Sandford Kearny’s first citizen and founder. When Sandford died in 1708, his friend Major Nathaniel Kingsland took over the upper western tract of the Grant. In 1710 he sold it for 300 English Pounds Sterling to Captain Arent Schuyler, a former Dutch trader and Indian Agent. The new purchase included present-day Kearny, North Arlington, Lyndhurst and Kingsland. In 1899, Kearny was incorporated as a Town, thereby increasing at that time the number of towns in the State of NJ to 16.

General Information:

Town Name: Kearny
City Hall:
Address: 402 Kearny Ave, Kearny NJ 07032
Phone Number: 201-955-7400
Land Area:
Distance to NYC: 15.6 miles
Town Website: http://www.kearnyusa.com/
Library Website: http://www.kearnylibrary.org/
Water Service: United Water
Gas & Electric: PSE & G
Population: 41,137 Population Density / Mile: 4,692
Median Age: 38 Number of Households: 13,624
Average Household Size: 2.832 Households with Children: 4,804
Median Household Income: $63,578 Annual Residential Turnover: 10.07
Population: 41,137 Population Density / Mile: 4,692
% Change in Population Since 2010: 1.78% Male Population: 21,241
Female Population: 19,896 Median Age: 38
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Number of Households: 13,624 Average Household Size: 2.832
Households with Children: 4,804 Households without Children: 5,513
Family Households: 10,318 Non-Family Households: 449
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Median Household Income: $63,578 Average Household Income: $77,009
Per Capita Income: $25,634 Average Total Household Expenditure: $59,611
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Educational Climate Index: 3

1 = Low, 5 = High

The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

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Annual Precipitation: 46.25 Average January Low Temperature: 24.4
Average January High Temperature: 38.1 Average July Low Temperature: 69.1
Average July High Temperature: 85.2  
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AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES  16 Locations
EATING - DRINKING  131 Locations
SHOPPING  116 Locations
PET SERVICES  4 Locations
ATTRACTIONS - RECREATION  16 Locations
TRAVEL  8 Locations
FARM - RANCH  1 Locations
BANKS - FINANCIAL  27 Locations
PERSONAL SERVICES  73 Locations
ORGANIZATIONS - ASSOCIATIONS  38 Locations
GOVERNMENT - PUBLIC  11 Locations
HEALTH CARE SERVICES  5 Locations
School Information:
FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
GARFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
KEARNY HIGH SCHOOL Details/Map
LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL Details/Map
ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
SCHUYLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
New Jersey School Performance Reports:
Franklin (Elementary School) View Report
Garfield (Elementary School) View Report
Kearny High (Secondary School) View Report
Lincoln (Elementary School) View Report
Roosevelt (Elementary School) View Report
Schuyler (Elementary School) View Report
Washington (Elementary School) View Report

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