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A+ Kearny Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Kearny Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to New Jersey
12525% more expensive than the US average
New Jersey
12525% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Kearny cost of living
A Kearny Crime Total crime is 10% lower than New Jersey
Total crime
1,60642% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6342% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-22%Year over year crime is down
Kearny crime
D Kearny Employment Household income is 16% lower than New Jersey
Median household income
$61,55811% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$25,57714% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%31% higher than the US average
Kearny employment
D+ Kearny Housing Home value is 1% lower than New Jersey
Median home value
$314,00070% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,19025% higher than the US average
Home ownership
46%27% lower than the US average
Kearny real estate or Kearny rentals
F Kearny Schools HS graduation rate is 8% lower than New Jersey
High school grad. rates
79%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
28%42% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:19% lower than the US average
Kearny K-12 schools

Living in Kearny, NJ

Kearny is a moderately-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. The city has a population of 42,029 residents. With a population density of 4,752 people per square mile, Kearny is well above the nation's average density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (67% White). Given that fact, Kearny could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Kearny are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 40% of the population also speak Spanish.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Kearny is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before moving to any new city in New Jersey, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Kearny, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, education, employment and more.

Using data and statistics Kearny has received a livability score of 65 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 41st percentile when compared to all other cities. If we examine each of the categories individually, we see that Kearny ranks well for amenities (A+) and crime (B+). Regrettably for Kearny, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F), education (F) and employment (D).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Kearny has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Kearny has a violent crime rate of 120 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Kearny is actually affordable. The median home price for Kearny homes is $314,000, which is 0.8% lower than the New Jersey average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Kearny, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.1, which is 18.6% higher than the New Jersey average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Kearny area were 8.8% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.7%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Kearny, NJ Livability To Other Cities

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Todt Hill, New York7610.617,577

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PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Princeton, NJ8139.730,168
Pelham, NY8019.66,996
Plandome, NY8022.21,228
Jericho, NY8030.313,730

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I have lived in Kearny, NJ for 25 years. It has a charming small town atmosphere even though it's a bustling suburb of Manhattan. I love to walk around the downtown shopping district in Kearny. The restaurants are superb, offering everything from fine dining to a quick take out meal. I enjoy browsing at the gourmet food shops and the stylish boutiques! I am so happy I moved here, and I felt right at home from day one! There is also alot of history here, and a real pride of community in Kearny,

Kearny is minutes from everything imaginable for work and leisure. I work in New York City, and the commute is fast and convenient. The job opportunities are plentiful. There are dozens of major corporations just a quick drive away. Living in Kearny, I am very close to many year-round activity. Nearby venues include theme parks, the beach, skiing, the racetrack, a sports stadium, concert arena, golf courses, and more!
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Source: The Kearny, NJ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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