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0.39% growth
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2.57% growth
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0.32% growth
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2.25% growth


The economy of Kearny, NJ employs 20,446 people. The economy of Kearny, NJ is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Wholesale trade; and Construction, which employ respectively 2.24; 2.05; and 1.59 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Kearny, NJ are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,418), Transportation & Warehousing (1,906), and Construction (1,892), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,250), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($51,528), and Finance & Insurance ($50,179).

Median household income in Kearny, NJ is $61,558. Males in Kearny, NJ have an average income that is 1.17 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,154. The income inequality of Kearny, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Kearny, NJ. In Hudson County, NJ the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 53 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,894. Essex County, NJ has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Jersey.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Kearny, NJ is from the county of Hudson County, NJ.

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Kearny, NJ is home to a population of 42,029 people, from which 79.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Kearny, NJ is composed of 19,346 Hispanic residents (46%), 17,959 White residents (42.7%), 1,897 Asian residents (4.51%), 1,414 Black residents (3.36%), and 666 Other residents (1.58%). The most common foreign languages in Kearny, NJ are Spanish (15,670 speakers), Portuguese (4,736 speakers), and Polish (1,160 speakers), but compared to other places, Kearny, NJ has a relative high number of Portuguese (4,736 speakers), Polish (1,160 speakers), and Arabic (653 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area awarded 278,917 degrees. The student population of New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 109,518 male students and 169,399 female students. Most students in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area are White (111,571 and 40%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (49,278 and 17.7%), Black or African American (40,570 and 14.5%), and Asian (27,562 and 9.9%). The largest universities in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area by number of graduates are New York University (16,286 and 5.84%), Columbia University in the City of New York (12,510 and 4.49%), and Rutgers University-New Brunswick (11,798 and 4.23%). The most popular majors in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area are General Psychology (8,902 and 3.19%), General Business Administration & Management (6,740 and 2.42%), and Registered Nursing (5,077 and 1.82%). The median tuition costs in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area are $38,162 for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $14,521 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Kearny, NJ is $314,000, which is 1.53 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $307,100 to $314,000, a 2.25% increase. The homeownership rate of Kearny, NJ is 46.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Kearny, NJ have an average commute time of 30.3 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.


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