Kearny, New Jersey Population 2020

41,386

Kearny is a city located in New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 41,386, it is the 21st largest city in New Jersey and the 947th largest city in the United States. Kearny is currently declining at a rate of -0.04% annually but its population has increased by 1.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 40,684 in 2010. Kearny reached it's highest population of 41,681 in 2014. Spanning over 10 miles, Kearny has a population density of 4,679 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kearny is $81,469 with a poverty rate of 10.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,243 per month, and the median house value is $323,400. The median age in Kearny is 37.7 years, 35.8 years for males, and 39.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 104.3 males.

Kearny Demographics

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

  • White: 67.87%
  • Other race: 18.15%
  • Asian: 4.71%
  • Black or African American: 4.61%
  • Two or more races: 4.35%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Kearny, New Jersey is 41,386, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 41,422.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 40,684.

Kearny, New Jersey Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,21167.87%
Some Other Race7,54518.15%
Asian1,9584.71%
Black or African American1,9164.61%
Two or More Races1,8084.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native1160.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.03%

Kearny Population Pyramid 2020

Kearny Median Age

37.7


Total

35.8


Male

39.6


Female

Kearny Adults

There are 32,720 adults, (5,356 of whom are seniors) in Kearny.

Kearny Age Dependency

51.9

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Kearny Sex Ratio

Female

20,346

48.95%

Male

21,221

51.05%

Kearny Households and Families

Kearny Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Kearny Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married59%41%
Male57.3%42.7%
All47.2%52.8%
Non Family34.3%65.7%
Female29%71%

47.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,5812.9447.2
Married6,7673.5859
Non Family3,4081.334.3
Female2,5103.3229
Male8963.2957.3

3.37

Average Family Size

2.94

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kearny Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8749.95%
9th to 12th Grade2,3888.27%
High School Graduate9,71633.63%
Some College4,97217.21%
Associates Degree1,3714.75%
Bachelors Degree5,49219.01%
Graduate Degree2,0747.18%

Kearny Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic12,95510,4592,843
White12,90810,5843,485
Other Race4,8053,9061,037
Asian1,4721,2681,009
Black1,3001,070148
Multiple Races848731210
Native American11611630
Islander13

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.55%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,597$42,571$32,957
Less Than High School$30,560$38,762$22,105
High School Grad$32,142$41,090$24,435
Some College$36,412$41,663$26,949
Bachelors Degree$50,121$48,569$50,918
Graduate Degree$61,638$64,929$59,129

$39,597

Average Earnings

$42,571

Average Male

$32,957

Average Female

Kearny Language

Kearny Language by Age

Kearny Language

36.74% of Kearny residents speak only English, while 63.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 41.45% of the population.

Kearny Poverty

Kearny Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic20,2362,90514.36%
Other7,54393512.40%
White15,8668555.39%
Asian1,94642021.58%
Multiple1,77818010.12%
Black1,264937.36%
Native1161512.93%

10.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.37%

Male Poverty Rate

11.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kearny

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kearny is Asian, with 21.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kearny is White, with 5.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.32%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School12.62%
High School9.99%
Some College7.39%
Bachelors or Greater6.71%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed23.37%
Male Unemployed11.90%
Female Employed6.40%
Male Employed4.07%

Kearny Income

Kearny Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$67,348$81,469
Families$71,173$87,662
Married Families$85,276-
Non Families$43,260$55,002

Kearny Marital Status

Kearny Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Kearny Married by Age and Sex

Kearny 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 Marital Status by Race

Kearny Veterans

1,051

Number of Veterans

1,007

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam309
Second Gulf War283
First Gulf War182
Korea59
World War II55
Name Veterans % of Total
White8943.93%
Hispanic2201.46%
Other631.14%
Asian533.08%
Black402.44%
2 or More10.10%

$Kearny Veterans by Education

2.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kearny Employment Status

65.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Kearny 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

43.84%

Born in New Jersey

56.52%

Native Born

43.48%

Foreign Born

20.81%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

56.52% of Kearny residents were born in the United States, with 43.84% having been born in New Jersey. 20.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202041,386-18-0.04%
201941,404-18-0.04%
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%