Statewide Claims to Fame

Kearny is 18th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Foreign born residents

Kearny is 20th in New Jersey out of 192 other cities in Current population (2012)

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Kearny Rank New Jersey US
Current population (2012) 41,389 20th 8,864,590 313,914,040
Size in square miles 8.8 25th 7,354.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 4,636.4 95th 1,195.5 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Kearny Rank New Jersey US
Residents younger than 5 5.5% 163rd 6.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 20.7% 201st 22.9% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 10.7% 202nd 14.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Kearny Rank New Jersey US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 79.9% 229th 87.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 18.8% 211th 35.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Kearny Rank New Jersey US
Race - White 73.6% 156th 73.8% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 5.4% 105th 14.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 52nd 0.6% 1.2%
Race - Asian 4.4% 145th 9.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 56th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.6% 59th 1.9% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 39.9% 23rd 18.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 48.7% 199th 58.2% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Kearny Rank New Jersey US
Female residents 48.5% 246th 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 40.9% 18th 20.6% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Kearny Rank New Jersey US
Housing units 14,180 25th 3,562,553 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 69.3% 26th 35.9% 25.9%
Households 13,535 24th 3,180,854 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 46.9% 214th 66.6% 66.1%
Home median value $358,400 125th $349,100 $186,200
People per household 2.9 62nd 2.7 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Kearny Rank New Jersey US
Income per capita $25,582 209th $35,678 $27,915
Income per household $61,343 179th $71,180 $52,762
Income below poverty line 11.5% 52nd 9.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Kearny Rank New Jersey US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 3,456 21st 781,622 27,092,908
Retail sales $443,370 21st $124,813,580 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $12,042 78th $14,453 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $34,846 42nd $19,993,613 $613,795,732

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