Kearny

Community Profile

People

The total population of the City of Kearny is 42,179. The median age is 36.04

42,179

Total Population

51.86%

Male

48.14%

Female

Age Distribution

Median Age

36

Educational Attainment

The majority of the population in Kearny has completed at least a high school degree, and 26.89% has a College Degree.

< Grade 9

8.68%

Grade 9-12

8.99%

High School

36.79%

Some College

18.65%

Assoc Degree

5.09%

Bach Degree

15%

Grad Degree

6.8%

1

in the community

205

within 50 miles

offer Associate’s Degree or Certificate

0

in the community

189

within 50 miles

offer Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

Labor Force

Kearny has a labor force of 23,454 people, with an unemployment rate of 4.3%.

23,454

Labor Force

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

-24.56%

Unemployment Rate Change (1 year)

Where are the top jobs by occupation?

Office and Administrative support

16.06%

2,889

Transportation Workers

11.74%

2,112

Sales

11.1%

1,996

Executive, Managers, and Administrators

8.93%

1,606

Education, Training/Library

5.84%

1,051

The work distribution of total employees in Kearny is:

41%

Blue Collar

58%

White Collar

Total Establishments

1,473

Total Employees

17,984

Businesses and Jobs

Kearny has a total of 1,473 businesses. In 2016, the leading industries in Kearny were Transportation and Warehousing, Retail, Administrative and Support Services, and Other Services - Repair, Personal Care, Laundry, Religious, etc..

What are the top industries by jobs?

1

Transportation and Warehousing

3,977

Jobs

176

Establishments

2

Retail

1,790

Jobs

193

Establishments

3

Administrative and Support Services

1,694

Jobs

44

Establishments

4

Other Services - Repair, Personal Care, Laundry, Religious, etc.

1,509

Jobs

222

Establishments

How many employees do businesses in Kearny have?

1-4

Employees

1-4 Employees

58.79%

5-9 Employees

22%

10-19 Employees

9.5%

20-49 Employees

5.02%

50-99 Employees

2.24%

100+ Employees

2.45%

Incentives

Known business incentives.

$14,410,000

0.243%

of incentives within New Jersey

#46

ranked city within New Jersey

Source: www.IncentivesMonitor.com (2016)
A service from WAVTEQ

Income and Spending

Households in Kearny earn a median yearly income of 65,369. 53.86% of the households earn more than the national average each year. Household expenditures average 60,869 per year. The majority of earnings get spent on Shelter, Transportation, Food and Beverages, Health Care, and Utilities.

$65,369

Median Household Income

Income Distribution

How do people spend most of their money?

PER HOUSEHOLD

Shelter

$12,484

Transportation

$11,534

Food and Beverages

$8,931

Health Care

$4,781

Utilities

$4,562

$60,869

Median Household Expenditure

Housing

There are 19% more households who rent their homes than there are homeowners.

Owners vs. Renters

Transportation

Residents spend an average of 29 minutes commuting to work. Kearny is served by 27 airports within 50 miles. Rail can be accessed within the community. Interstates can be accessed within the community.

29min

Commute Travel Time

0 + 27(+50 miles)

Airports in Community

Interstate

In Community

Freight Rail

In Community

Taxes

Top State Corporate Income Tax

9%

Top State Corporate Capital Gains Tax

9%

Top State Personal Income Tax

8.97%

Top State Personal Capital Gains Tax

9%

State Sales Tax

7%

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