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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: 41,137
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
Median Years in Residence:
Annual Residential Turnover: 10.07
Median Dwelling Age: 1947

Population

Population: 41,137
Population Density / Mile: 4,692
Change in Population Since 2000: 1.78%
Male Population: 21,241
Female Population: 19,896
Median Age: 38

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 2748
5-9 years: 2185
10-14 years: 2255
15-19 years: 2365
20-24 years: 3154
25-29 years: 2939
30-34 years: 3109
35-39 years: 3028
40-44 years: 2934
45-49 years: 2897
50-54 years: 2899
55-59 years: 2840
60-64 years: 2400
65-69 years: 1947
70-74 years: 1331
75-79 years: 907
80-84 years: 640
85+ years: 559

Households

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

Marital Status

Never Married: 11666
Now Married: 16901
Separated: 693
Widowed: 1909
Divorced: 2780

Income

Median Household Income: $63,578
Average Household Income: $77,009
Per Capita Income: $25,634
Median Disposable Income: $54,611
Average Total Household Expenditure: $59,611
Average Household Net Worth:

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $43,430
25-44 years: $62,734
45-64 years: $78,841
Over 64 years: $40,149

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 735
$10,000-$15,000 445
$15,000-$20,000 539
$20,000-$25,000 578
$25,000-$30,000 413
$30,000-$35,000 685
$35,000-$40,000 668
$40,000-$45,000 671
$45,000-$50,000 525
$50,000-$60,000 1165
$60,000-$75,000 1490
$75,000-$100,000 2058
$100,000-$125,000 1328
$125,000-$150,000 903
$150,000-$200,000 980
$200,000-$250,000 175
$250,000-$500,000 244
$500,000 up 23

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: 2546
Some High School: 2781
High School Grad: 10428
Some College: 5369
Associate Degree: 1420
Bachelors Degree: 4109
Graduate Degree: 1779

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 53
Blue Collar: 47

Employment By Industry

Agricultural, Foresty, Fishing 19
Mining 73
Construction 553
Manufacturing 1428
Transportation and Communications 2149
Wholesale Trade 401
Retail Trade 1788
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 955
Services 985
Public Administration 1049
Unclassified 47

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 121
Lead 86
Nitrogen Oxide 138
Ozone 106
Particulate Matter 85
Air Pollution 107

Amenities

CATEGORIES
Attractions - Recreation 15 Locations
Automotive Services 13 Locations
Banks - Financial 27 Locations
Eating - Drinking 142 Locations
Farm - Ranch 1 Locations
Government - Public 12 Locations
Health Care Services 5 Locations
Organizations - Associations 40 Locations
Personal Services 70 Locations
Pet Services 4 Locations
Shopping 114 Locations
Travel 7 Locations

Schools

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

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