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Kearny, NJ Neighborhood Information

Neighborhood Facts

Town 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

Demographics

Quick Facts

Population: 41,055
Population Density / Mile: 4,683
Median Age: 38.25
Number of Households: 13,593
Average Household Size: 2.832
Households with Children: 4,833
Median Household Income: $63,502
Median Years in Residence:
Annual Residential Turnover: 0
Median Dwelling Age: 1950

Population

Population: 41,055
Population Density / Mile: 4,683
Change in Population Since 2000: 1.57%
Male Population: 21,216
Female Population: 19,839
Median Age: 38.25

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 2714
5-9 years: 2243
10-14 years: 2290
15-19 years: 2298
20-24 years: 3092
25-29 years: 2905
30-34 years: 3013
35-39 years: 3033
40-44 years: 2930
45-49 years: 2854
50-54 years: 2852
55-59 years: 2818
60-64 years: 2468
65-69 years: 1990
70-74 years: 1411
75-79 years: 936
80-84 years: 646
85+ years: 561

Households

Number of Households: 13,593
Average Household Size: 2.832
Households with Children: 4,833
Households without Children: 5,466
Family Households: 10,299
Non-Family Households: 443

Marital Status

Never Married: 11718
Now Married: 16446
Separated: 803
Widowed: 1831
Divorced: 3011

Income

Median Household Income: $63,502
Average Household Income: $79,401
Per Capita Income: $26,418
Median Disposable Income: $54,619
Average Total Household Expenditure: $60,365
Average Household Net Worth:

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $43,250
25-44 years: $61,878
45-64 years: $79,820
Over 64 years: $42,338

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 716
$10,000-$15,000 357
$15,000-$20,000 529
$20,000-$25,000 645
$25,000-$30,000 549
$30,000-$35,000 498
$35,000-$40,000 669
$40,000-$45,000 634
$45,000-$50,000 592
$50,000-$60,000 1234
$60,000-$75,000 1478
$75,000-$100,000 1841
$100,000-$125,000 1388
$125,000-$150,000 805
$150,000-$200,000 1091
$200,000-$250,000 322
$250,000-$500,000 135
$500,000 up 112

Education

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.

Level of Education

No High School: 2498
Some High School: 2227
High School Grad: 10714
Some College: 5217
Associate Degree: 1489
Bachelors Degree: 4409
Graduate Degree: 1865

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 53
Blue Collar: 47

Employment By Industry

Agricultural, Foresty, Fishing 42
Mining 15
Construction 681
Manufacturing 1408
Transportation and Communications 2116
Wholesale Trade 309
Retail Trade 2200
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 934
Services 1090
Public Administration 1049
Unclassified 66

Geography

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

Pollution Index (Avg. = 100)

Carbon Monoxide 125
Lead 58
Nitrogen Oxide 153
Ozone 80
Particulate Matter 105
Air Pollution 104

Amenities

CATEGORIES
Attractions - Recreation 16 Locations
Automotive Services 14 Locations
Banks - Financial 27 Locations
Eating - Drinking 140 Locations
Farm - Ranch 1 Locations
Government - Public 11 Locations
Health Care Services 7 Locations
Organizations - Associations 40 Locations
Personal Services 66 Locations
Pet Services 4 Locations
Shopping 111 Locations
Travel 7 Locations

Schools

Franklin Elementary
Garfield Elementary
Kearny High Secondary
Lincoln Elementary
Roosevelt Elementary
Schuyler Elementary
Washington Elementary

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