Kearny, NJ

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Population

42,487

1.09% growth

Median Age

37.4


Median Household Income

$63,271

2.78% growth

Poverty Rate

11.7%


Number of Employees

20,490

0.215% growth

Median Property Value

$318,700

1.5% growth

About

In 2017, Kearny, NJ had a population of 42.5k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $63,271. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kearny, NJ grew from 42,029 to 42,487, a 1.09% increase and its median household income grew from $61,558 to $63,271, a 2.78% increase.

The population of Kearny, NJ is 47.1% Hispanic or Latino, 41.3% White Alone, and 4.76% Asian Alone. 62.8% of the people in Kearny, NJ speak a non-English language, and 78.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Kearny, NJ is $318,700, and the homeownership rate is 47.3%. Most people in Kearny, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Kearny, NJ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Kearny, NJ employs 20.5k people. The largest industries in Kearny, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,386 people), Retail Trade (2,081 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (2,076 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($84,875), Information ($53,897), and Finance & Insurance ($52,756).

Median household income in Kearny, NJ is $63,271. Males in Kearny, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,412. The income inequality in Kearny, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,271

2017 value

± $3,383

2.78%

1 Year Growth

± 7.41%

Households in Kearny, NJ have a median annual income of $63,271, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,558 in 2016, which represents a 2.78% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,632

Average Male Salary

± $1,612

$61,412

Average Female Salary

± $1,170

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kearny, NJ made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $79,679 ± $3,060

  2. White

    $67,619 ± $1,158

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $52,154 ± $45,004

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kearny, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kearny, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.491

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.437% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 124

  2. Census Tract 125

  3. Census Tract 127

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kearny, NJ was Census Tract 124 with a value of $94,865, followed by Census Tract 125 and Census Tract 127, with respective values of $92,660 and $64,143.

The following map shows all of the places in Kearny, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kearny, NJ (4.79k out of 41.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    2,853 ± 399

  2. White

    2,842 ± 386

  3. Other

    1,153 ± 267

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kearny, NJ is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

20.5k

2017 Value

± 938

0.215%

1 Year growth

± 6.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kearny, NJ grew at a rate of 0.215%, from 20.4k employees to 20.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kearny, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,058 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,722 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,568 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kearny, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kearny, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,058 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,722 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,568 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Kearny, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (2.09 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.6 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kearny, NJ, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($73,789), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($72,500), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,344).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20.5k

2017 Value

± 938

0.215%

1 Year growth

± 6.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kearny, NJ grew at a rate of 0.215%, from 20.4k employees to 20.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kearny, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,386 people), Retail Trade (2,081 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (2,076 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kearny, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Kearny, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Kearny, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,386 people), Retail Trade (2,081 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (2,076 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Kearny, NJ has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.38 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.78 times), and Construction (1.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kearny, NJ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($84,875), Information ($53,897), and Finance & Insurance ($52,756).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $36.5B

  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics with $36.5B and Motorized vehicles and $35.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$467B

2015 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $70.5B

  2. $48.9B

  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

83.1% of the population of Kearny, NJ has health coverage, with 45.2% on employee plans, 19.4% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 7.27% on non-group plans, and 0.945% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Kearny, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Kearny, NJ see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1,171 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16.9%

Uninsured

45.2%

Employer Coverage

19.4%

Medicaid

10.3%

Medicare

7.27%

Non-Group

0.945%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kearny, NJ declined by 6.52% from 18.1% to 16.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kearny, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Kearny, NJ is home to a population of 42.5k people, from which 78.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 43.1% of Kearny, NJ residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Kearny, NJ is composed of 20k Hispanic or Latino residents (47.1%), 17.5k White Alone residents (41.3%), 2.02k Asian Alone residents (4.76%), 1.59k Black or African American Alone residents (3.74%), 758 Two or More Races residents (1.78%), 508 Some Other Race Alone residents (1.2%), 81 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.191%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Kearny, NJ are Spanish or Spanish Creole (15,670 speakers), Portuguese or Portuguese Creole (4,736 speakers), and Polish (1,160 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kearny, NJ was 37.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Kearny, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Kearny, NJ residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

43.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

41.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 43.1% of Kearny, NJ residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kearny, NJ was 41.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    251,165 ± 12,131 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    162,243 ± 9,799 people

  3. Mexico

    124,109 ± 8,589 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kearny, NJ was India, the natal country of 251,165 Kearny, NJ residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

78.5%

2017 Citizenship

79.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 78.5% of Kearny, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kearny, NJ was 79.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    20k ± 1.62k

  2. White Alone

    17.5k ± 1.09k

  3. Asian Alone

    2.02k ± 641

In 2017, there were 1.14 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (20k people) in Kearny, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.5k White Alone and 2.02k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Kearny, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    15,670 speakers (39.8%)

  2. Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

    4,736 speakers (12%)

  3. Polish

    1,160 speakers (2.95%)

62.8% of Kearny, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Kearny, NJ was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 39.8% of the overall population of Kearny, NJ are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 12% speak Portuguese or Portuguese Creole and 2.95% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    339 ± 87

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    259 ± 114

  3. Korea

    79 ± 49

Kearny, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kearny, NJ was $318,700 in 2017, which is 1.46 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $314,000 to $318,700, a 1.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Kearny, NJ is 47.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kearny, NJ have an average commute time of 30.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kearny, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$63,271

Median Household Income

± $3,383

13.5k

Number of Households

± 708

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.5k households in Kearny, NJ grew to $63,271 from the previous year's value of $61,558.

The following chart displays the households in Kearny, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$318,700

2017 Median

± $8,150

$314,000

2016 Median

± $7,980

In 2017, the median property value in Kearny, NJ grew to to $318,700 from the previous year's value of $314,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kearny, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kearny, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

47.3%

2017 Homeownership

46.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 47.3% of the housing units in Kearny, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 46.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kearny, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kearny, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kearny, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

30.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kearny, NJ have a longer commute time (30.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.47% of the workforce in Kearny, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    66.6%

  2. Public Transit

    14.2%

  3. Carpooled

    8.18%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kearny, NJ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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