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Overview

Introduction to Kenilworth, New Jersey

Kenilworth, New Jersey, in Union county, is 2 miles SW of Union, New Jersey and 7 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey.

Kenilworth History

Kenilworth was formed in the late 1890s, after the New Orange Industrial Association purchased land from the Cranford and Union Townships. The land was then divided into building lots and sold. Eventually, a number of large industries were drawn to the area and established operations there. It was incorporated and given its current name on May 13, 1907. This name was inspired by the town of Kenilworth in England.

Kenilworth and nearby Attractions

  • New Jersey Historical Society Museum
  • Alice Austen House Museum
  • Edison National Historic Site
  • Lenape Park
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • South Mountain Reservation

Things To Do In Kenilworth

Exhibits at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts depict the pre-industrial history and lifestyles of people living in New Jersey. The New Jersey Historical Society Museum, the Montclair Art Museum, the Staten Island Children's Museum, and the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art are some of the other museums in the area. The 408-acre Eagle Rock Reservation and the 2,047-acre South Mountain Reservation are within 10 miles of Kenilworth. Washington Rock State Park, Branch Brook Park and Weequahic Park offer fishing, camping, boating and picnicking opportunities. In addition, the town offers easy access to other popular attractions like the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, the Bergen County Zoological Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the New York Aquarium.

Kenilworth Transportation

Newark Liberty International is the nearest major airport.

Kenilworth Higher Education

Union County College, Kean University and Seton Hall University are all nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,129
Male Share of the Population51.6%
Female Share of the Population48.4%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+4,292
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married55.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.4%
Median Earnings25+$54,676
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$34,352
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,375

Wealth

Median Family Income$108,584
% Above Poverty Level93%
% Below Poverty Level7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation5.9%

Housing

People Living Alone19%
Median Gross Rent$1,422
Median House Value$346,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.5%
Italian24.4%
Irish14.6%
German11.4%
Polish7.3%
Portuguese6%
English5.1%
Russian2.4%
Hungarian1.8%
Dutch1.7%
Greek1.2%
Swedish1.2%
Ukrainian0.8%
Romanian0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Brazilian0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Albanian0.3%
French Except Basque0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Czech0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Kenilworth Almanac

CategoryValue
County Union County
Standard Zip Codes7033
Phone Area Codes908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.67
Approximate Longitude-74.28

Kenilworth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCRANFORD
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches
StationCANOE BROOK
Distance6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches
StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance7.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clark15,279$112,321
Cranford23,531$137,620
Garwood4,315$87,614
Roselle21,507$64,217
Roselle Park13,560$79,810
Union57,766$91,465

Kenilworth Public Libraries

Kenilworth Public Library
548 BOULEVARD
Kenilworth, New Jersey
(908) 276-2451

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Kenilworth Public Schools

David Brearley Middle/high School
401 Monroe Avenue
ZIP: 7033
(908) 931-9696
High
Total Enrollment 719
Warren G. Harding Elementary School
426 Boulevard
ZIP: 7033
(908) 276-5936
Primary
Total Enrollment 719

Kenilworth Private Schools

Hinder Them Not Montessori School
225 N 8th St
ZIP: 7033
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Kindercare Learning Center
25 Market St
ZIP: 7033
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
St Theresa Grade School
540 Washington Ave
ZIP: 7033
Elementary
Total Enrollment 286
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