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0.79% growth
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-4.88% decline
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2.32% growth
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-1.32% decline


The economy of Kearny, NJ employs 20,380 people. The economy of Kearny, NJ is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Wholesale trade; and Construction, which employ respectively 2.44; 2.01; and 1.6 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Kearny, NJ are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,683), Transportation & Warehousing (2,034), and Manufacturing (1,922), 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 $60,015. Males in Kearny, NJ have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,580. The income inequality of Kearny, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

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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Kearny, NJ is home to a population of 41,866 people, from which 80.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Kearny, NJ is composed of 18,725 Hispanic residents (44.7%), 18,428 White residents (44%), 2,033 Asian residents (4.86%), 1,333 Black residents (3.18%), and 654 Other residents (1.56%). 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 278,885 degrees. The student population of New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 109,502 male students and 169,383 female students. Most students in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area are White (111,548 and 40%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (49,274 and 17.7%), Black or African American (40,570 and 14.5%), and Asian (27,561 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 (8,908 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 $37,603 for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $14,167 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 $307,100, which is 1.58 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $311,200 to $307,100, a -1.32% increase. The homeownership rate of Kearny, NJ is 46.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kearny, NJ have an average commute time of 29.9 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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