Kearny, New Jersey Population 2019

Kearny, New Jersey's estimated population is 41,422 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Kearny, New Jersey is the 21st largest city in New Jersey based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 4683.45 people/mi² (1808.28 people/km²).

The overall median age is 37.4 years, 35.6 years for males, and 38.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.8 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 3.05 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Kearny, New Jersey is $63,271, while the mean household income is $76,666.

Kearny Nj Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kearny Nj was:

  • White: 67.05%
  • Other race: 18.87%
  • Asian: 4.93%
  • Black or African American: 4.61%
  • Two or more races: 4.05%
  • Native American: 0.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%

How Many People Live in Kearny, New Jersey?

41,422
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201841,422-149-0.36%
201741,571-18-0.04%
201641,589150.04%
201541,574-107-0.26%
201441,681780.19%
201341,6031730.42%
201241,4302110.51%
201141,2195011.23%
201040,7182050.05%
200040,5135,6391.51%
199034,874-861-0.24%
198035,735-1,850-0.50%
197037,5851130.03%
196037,472-2,480-0.64%
195039,9524850.12%
194039,467-1,249-0.31%
193040,71613,9924.30%
192026,7248,0653.66%
191018,6597,7635.53%
190010,8960.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White28,489
Some Other Race8,017
Asian2,095
Black or African American1,957
Two or More Races1,719
American Indian and Alaska Native195
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander15

Kearny Nj Population Pyramid 2019

Kearny Nj Median Age

37.4


Total

35.6


Male

38.9


Female

Kearny Nj Adults

There are 33,284 adults, (5,512 of whom are seniors) in Kearny Nj.

Kearny Nj Age Dependency

53

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Kearny Nj Sex Ratio

Female

21,164

49.81%

Male

21,323

50.19%

Kearny Nj Households and Families

Kearny Nj Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Kearny Nj Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married59%41%
Male54.9%45.1%
All47.3%52.7%
Non Family33.7%66.3%
Female30.2%69.8%

47.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,4733.0547.3
Married6,8063.6459
Non Family3,3411.333.7
Female2,4263.4930.2
Male9003.8554.9

3.51

Average Family Size

3.05

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kearny Nj Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,00110.23%
9th to 12th Grade2,3327.95%
High School Graduate10,45035.63%
Some College4,96916.94%
Associates Degree1,4264.86%
Bachelors Degree5,14517.54%
Graduate Degree2,0036.83%

Kearny Nj Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,76711,2363,501
Hispanic12,2039,8922,366
Other Race5,0634,119882
Asian1,5491,3591,072
Black1,3831,127103
Multiple Races763657217
Native American19511016
Islander15

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 87.73%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.21%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,486$41,500$31,908
Less Than High School$26,977$33,393$21,022
High School Grad$32,188$41,263$23,174
Some College$35,423$40,679$26,797
Bachelors Degree$49,715$47,041$50,846
Graduate Degree$61,851$65,947$60,246

$38,486

Average Earnings

$41,500

Average Male

$31,908

Average Female

Kearny Nj Language

Kearny Nj Language by Age

Kearny Nj Language

37.82% of Kearny Nj residents speak only English, while 62.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 39.45% of the population.

Kearny Nj Poverty

Kearny Nj Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic19,5182,85314.62%
White17,1871,2367.19%
Other8,0151,15314.39%
Asian2,08744421.27%
Multiple1,69119211.35%
Black1,292947.28%
Native1956935.38%

11.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.10%

Male Poverty Rate

12.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kearny Nj

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kearny Nj is Native, with 35.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kearny Nj is White, with 7.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.47%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.94%
High School10.22%
Some College8.53%
Bachelors or Greater7.22%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.39%
Male Unemployed14.83%
Female Employed6.36%
Male Employed4.55%

Kearny Nj Income

Kearny Nj Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,271$76,666
Families$67,643$82,771
Married Families$79,677-
Non Families$40,607$51,166

Kearny Nj Marital Status

Kearny Nj Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Kearny Nj Married by Age and Sex

Kearny Nj Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Kearny Nj Marital Status by Race

Kearny Nj Veterans

1,137

Number of Veterans

1,104

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam358
Second Gulf War259
First Gulf War166
Korea79
World War II56

Kearny Nj Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9444.12%
Hispanic2011.41%
Other771.34%
Asian733.94%
Black432.57%

Kearny Nj Veterans by Education

1.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kearny Nj Employment Status

64.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Kearny Nj Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

45.36%

Born in New Jersey

56.90%

Native Born

43.10%

Foreign Born

21.51%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

56.90% of Kearny Nj residents were born in the United States, with 45.36% having been born in New Jersey. 21.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.