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Overview

Introduction to Kearny, New Jersey

Kearny, New Jersey, in Hudson county, is 2 miles NE of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Jersey City metropolitan area.

Kearny History

Kearny was a part of the Crown Grant of 30,000 acres, which was obtained by Major William Sandford on July 4, 1668. He named the land "New Barbadoes Neck" after his homeland Barbadoes Island. On April 8, 1867, it was incorporated as a township. Prior to its incorporation, Kearny was a part of Harrison Township. On January 19, 1899, Kearny was incorporated as a town.

Kearny and nearby Attractions

  • Kearny Museum
  • Battery Park
  • Edgemont Memorial Park
  • Kearny Riverbank Park
  • West Hudson Park

Things To Do In Kearny

The town of Kearny includes a number of basketball and hockey fields, football grounds and a bowling alley. You can also enjoy your leisure time in the town’s theater or in the shopping centers. The parks and museums are also ideal for a family day trip.

Kearny Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Kearny Higher Education

Rutgers University - Newark is nearby.

People

Total Population 41,866
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 11.3%
Employed Population 16+ 19,926
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 48.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.5%
Median Earnings25+ $38,559
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,570
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,163

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,451
% Above Poverty Level 88%
% Below Poverty Level 12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.5%
% Using Public Transportation 14.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,184
Median House Value $307,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.6%
US/American 0%
English 1.4%
Irish 9.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kearny Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 2 miles NE of Newark, New Jersey
County Hudson
Standard Zip Codes 07032
Company Zip Codes 07099
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.768
Longitude -74.145

Kearny Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NEWARK INTL AP
Distance 3.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Station ESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Kearny, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Arlington (07032)

South Kearny (07032)

West Arlington (07032)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belleville 36,178 $77,704
East Newark 2,577 $53,750
East Orange 64,578 $45,847
Harrison 12,742 $132,936
Newark 279,793 $37,558
North Arlington 15,734 $86,018

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kearny Public Libraries

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Kearny Public Library
318 KEARNY AVENUE
Kearny, New Jersey
(201) 998-2666

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Kearny High Schools

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KEARNY HIGH
336 DEVON ST
201-955-5048
Serves 1,660 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

HCST KEARNY CENTER
336 DEVON STREET
201-854-2107
A Vocational School

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Historic Kearny

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Near Arlington between 1890 and 1901
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