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Kearny is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 41,837 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Kearny is the 39th largest community in New Jersey. Kearny has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Housing costs in Kearny are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Kearny is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kearny is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kearny who work in office and administrative support (16.22%), sales jobs (9.00%) and management occupations (6.84%).
Kearny is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Kearny, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.29 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Kearny use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Kearny‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The education level of Kearny citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.00% of adults in Kearny have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Kearny in 2010 was $26,281, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,124 for a family of four. However, Kearny contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Kearny is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Kearny home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kearny residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Kearny also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 44.91% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kearny include Portuguese, Irish, Italian, Polish, Brazilian and German.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Kearny's cultural character, accounting for 41.03% of the town’s population.
The languages spoken by people in Kearny are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Kearny is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English, Portuguese and Polish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||13,691|
|KEARNY HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||44.77%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||55.23%|
|TYPE OF KEARNY HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||28.76%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.99%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||48.30%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||17.88%|
|SIZE OF KEARNY HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.32%|
|AGE OF KEARNY HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||3.10%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||18.37%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||37.18%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||41.36%|
|KEARNY REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$353,432|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,257|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||2.87%|
|$53,001 - $107,000||1.33%|
|$107,001 - $213,000||10.91%|
|$213,001 - $320,000||31.20%|
|$320,001 - $427,000||32.93%|
|$427,001 - $533,000||14.90%|
|$533,001 - $800,000||5.46%|
|$800,001 - $1,067,000||0.29%|
|PEOPLE OF KEARNY||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.31%|
|5 TO 17||16.53%|
|18 TO 24||9.80%|
|25 TO 34||14.50%|
|35 TO 54||30.25%|
|55 TO 64||11.49%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||11.11%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||81.45%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$63,093|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$26,281|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||10.77%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (13.39%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (5.06%)
Public Service (2.88%)
Information Technology (2.47%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||2.77%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.16%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||27.22%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.60%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||44.91%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Portuguese (10.15%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||Spanish (40.88%)
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