29.2 percent of people 25 or older had an associate's degree or higher in Kearny, New Jersey


29.2 percent of people 25 years or older had an associate's degree or higher in Kearny, New Jersey in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

This number was 15.4 percent lower than the state average of 44.6 percent. In 2017 the total municipality population reached 42,487.

81.8 percent of the population had at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. The table below shows how many Kearny, New Jersey residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017 held each of the listed degrees.

Degree distribution in Kearny, New Jersey for 2017*
Degree
Number of people
Percentage of population
No degree
5,333
18.2
Regular high school diploma
9,403
32.1
GED or alternative credential
1,047
3.6
Some college less than 1 year
1,385
4.7
Some college 1 or more years no degree
3,584
12.2
Associate's degree
1,426
4.9
Bachelor's degree
5,145
17.5
Master's degree
1,526
5.2
Professional school degree
269
0.9
Doctorate degree
208
0.7
*All data is for residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017.

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