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Kearny is a town in Hudson County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for Maj. Gen. Philip Kearny
The latitude of Kearny is 40.768N. The longitude is -74.145W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 105 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 39,853.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kearny demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hudson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Jersey City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07029 ZIP code.
6% of Kearny residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kearny ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kearny was $20,886, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Kearny residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Kearny, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $676. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,552.
Libraries in Kearny include Kearny Branch Library, Kearny Public Library ... View libraries
Hudson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kearny political report.
The average commute time for Kearny workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kearny between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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