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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population42,029
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens11.6%
Employed Population 16+20,034
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married46.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.1%
Median Earnings25+$38,216
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,595
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,293

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,755
% Above Poverty Level88.4%
% Below Poverty Level11.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.2%
% Using Public Transportation13.7%

Housing

People Living Alone20.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,190
Median House Value$314,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.6%
Portuguese10.1%
Italian9.7%
Irish8.1%
Polish5.3%
Brazilian3.5%
German3.2%
Arab2.2%
Scottish1.6%
English1.5%
Egyptian1.2%
African0.9%
West Indian0.6%
Lebanese0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
French Except Basque0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Moroccan0.3%
Greek0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Czech0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Kearny Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hudson County
Standard Zip Codes7032
Company Zip Codes7099
Phone Area Codes201,551
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.75
Approximate Longitude-74.11

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)

StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance3.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches
StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belleville36,122$75,880
East Newark2,717$62,026
East Orange64,621$47,870
Harrison12,804$137,268
Newark280,139$38,720
North Arlington15,788$89,549

Kearny Public Libraries

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

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Kearny Hospitals

Hudson Surgical Center
(Proprietary)
206 Bergen Avenue
(201) 955-7000

Kearny Public Schools

Franklin Elementary School
100 Davis Ave
ZIP: 7032
(201) 955-5020
Primary
Total Enrollment 1092
Garfield Elementary School
360 Belgrove Dr
ZIP: 7032
(201) 955-5090
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
Kearny High School
336 Devon St
ZIP: 7032
(201) 955-5050
High
Total Enrollment 1731
Lincoln Middle School
121 Beech St
ZIP: 7032
(201) 955-5095
Middle
Total Enrollment 866
Roosevelt
733 Kearny Ave
ZIP: 7032
(201) 955-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
Schuyler Elementary School
644 Forest St
ZIP: 7032
(201) 955-5105
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Washington Elementary School
80 Belgrove Dr
ZIP: 7032
(201) 955-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 621

Kearny Private Schools

Good Shepherd Little Ones
780 Kearny Ave
ZIP: 7032
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Happy Time Preschool
18 Davis Ave
ZIP: 7032
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Kearny Christian Academy
22 Wilson Ave
ZIP: 7032
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 132
Mater Dei Academy
131 Midland Ave
ZIP: 7032
Elementary
Total Enrollment 171
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Historic Kearny

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Near Arlington between 1890 and 1901
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