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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Kearny is a suburb of New York City with a population of 41,567. Kearny is in Hudson County. Living in Kearny offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Kearny there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Kearny and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Kearny...
Population
41,567

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$323,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,243
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Kearny Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    99.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    87.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,309.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    203.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Kearny

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,348
National
$55,322

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My expertise growing up in kearny was honestly quite interesting, although yes there have been many many negatives there are so many more positives. For example, kearny is a very small town which means not being able to do much here, but it being small I am blesses to be close and or in someway known by almost everyone I meet. Everywhere I go in kearny I run into someone I know, which I enjoy because I never feel like an outsider.
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Kearny has always been a town loved by many. It is considered "soccer town, New Jersey". We have a local community theater and we used to have our own movie theater as well. The town is currently investing in the Kearny Commons, which is now being filled with several stores that are making it harder to live in Kearny. Though the town is relatively safe and is a wonderful place for those who want to have families, the new stores and apartments being built and bringing in more city-dwellers which is changing the way Kearny is.
Kearny is a nice town to live in. Fairly active town, interactive members, lots of dog owners. Public schools are pretty good. Very family friendly town. Not too much night life as there aren't really any clubs around. Fairly diverse town with majority being hispanic or portuguese/brazilian. Affordable home taxes.