Kenilworth, New Jersey

Kenilworth, New Jersey

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Kenilworth, New Jersey
settlement_type = Borough
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map_caption = Map of Kenilworth in Union County. Inset: Location of Union County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.

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map_caption1 = Census Bureau map of Kenilworth, New Jersey

subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New Jersey
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Union
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government_type = Borough (New Jersey)
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Kathi Fiamingo (2011)
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established_title = Incorporated
established_date = May 13, 1907

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population_as_of = 2006
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population_total = 7741
population_density_km2 = 1384.1
population_density_sq_mi = 3584.9

timezone = Eastern (EST)
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 07033
area_code = 908
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 34-36690GR|2 [ [ A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey] , Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed July 14, 2008.]
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Kenilworth is a Borough in Union County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States Census, 2000, the borough population was 7,675.

Kenilworth was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on May 13, 1907, from portions of Cranford and Union Township, based on the results of a referendum held on June 18, 1907."The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 239.]


Kenilworth is located at coor dms|40|40|29|N|74|17|27|W|city (40.674652, -74.290808)GR|1.

The borough is bordered to the north and east by Union Township, to the southeast by Roselle Park, to the southwest by Cranford and to the northwest by Springfield Township.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²), all of it land.


estimate= 7741
estref= [ Census data for Kenilworth borough] , United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 27, 2007.]
footnote=Population 1930 - 1990. [ [ New Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990] , Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Accessed March 1, 2007.]
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 7,675 people, 2,854 households, and 2,117 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,584.9 people per square mile (1,384.7/km²). There were 2,926 housing units at an average density of 1,366.7/sq mi (527.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 92.30% White, 2.30% African American, 0.25% Native American, 2.88% Asian, 1.80% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.64% of the population.

There were 2,854 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $59,929, and the median income for a family was $66,500. Males had a median income of $40,808 versus $34,698 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,343. About 1.9% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.


Local government

Kenilworth is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year."2005 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book", Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, April 2005, p. 90.]

The Mayor of Kenilworth is Kathi Fiamingo, whose term of office expires on December 31, 2011. Members of the Kenilworth Borough Council are Salvatore Candarella, Lawrence Clementi, Anthony DeLuca, Brian Joho, Fred Pugliese and Toncia Sosnosky [ [ Statistics] , Borough of Kenilworth. Accessed February 22, 2008.]

Federal, state and county representation

Kenilworth Borough is in the Seventh Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 20th Legislative District. [ [ 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government] , New Jersey League of Women Voters, p. 59. Accessed August 30, 2006.]


The Kenilworth Public Schools serve students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district (with 2005-06 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics [ [ Data for the Kenilworth Public Schools] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed July 7, 2008.] ) are [ Harding Elementary School] (PreK-6; 619 students), [ David Brearley Middle School] (Grades 7 and 8, operated as a school within the High School) and David Brearley High School (Grades 9-12; 717 students combined).

Brearley also serves grades 9-12 from Winfield Township, as part of a sending/receiving relationship. [ [ David Brearly High School, 2006 School Report Card] , New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed January 29, 208. "David Brearley Middle/High School is home to students in grades 7-12 from Kenilworth, and has a send-receive relationship for 50 high school students from Winfield Township."]

Kenilworth is also home to a Roman Catholic elementary school at St. Theresa’s. [ [ Union County Catholic Elementary Schools] , Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Accessed July 7, 2008.]


In the late 1890s, the New Orange Industrial Association purchased land in of Cranford and Union that was subdivided into building lots, and brought in several large industries and lured Upsala College from Brooklyn with a gift of free land for its campus.

Because New Orange was often confused with one of The Oranges in Essex County, the name "Kenilworth" was chosen when the borough was incorporated in 1907. [ [ History] , Borough of Kenilworth. Accessed August 27, 2007.]


New Jersey Transit provides bus service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan in New York City and to New Jersey points, including the city of Elizabeth and nearby Union County College in Cranford.

The Rahway Valley Railroad passed through the community but is currently out of service. The headquarters of the railroad were also located in the town.

Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately eight miles from Kenilworth.

Noted natives

Noted current and former residents of Kenilworth include:
*Tony Siragusa, Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle, was born and raised in Kenilworth and starred in football and wrestling for David Brearley High School. [ [ Monster mashers - Baltimore Raves' defensive lineman Tony Siragusa - includes related article ranking the top players at stopping the rush - Cover Story] , "The Sporting News", August 4, 1997.]


External links

* [ Kenilworth Borough website]
* [ Kenilworth Public Schools]
*NJReportCard|39|2420|0|Kenilworth Public Schools
* [ Data for the Kenilworth Public Schools] , National Center for Education Statistics

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