Kearny Arizona - Area Infomation

Kearny Arizona

Kearny is a town in Pinal County, Arizona, United States. The town was named after General Stephen Watts Kearny, who passed through the area on November 7, 1846, while leading 100 dragoons to California. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town is 1,950. The economic base of Kearny and nearby towns is the Ray mine and Hayden Smelter, both owned and operated by ASARCO.
 

History

Kearny was built by the Kennecott Mining Company in 1958 as a planned community to accommodate the populations of nearby Ray, Sonora and Barcelona, which were about to be swallowed by Kennecott's expanding open-pit copper mine. While many of houses in the town were newly built, some mine employees had their homes moved down the road. Kearny was officially incorporated in 1959.
 

Geography

Kearny is located at 33°3′15″N 110°54′32″W (33.054160, -110.908857). The town sits near the Gila River in the Copper Basin area along with its sister cities, Hayden and Winkelman. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), all of it land.
 

Climate

According to the Koppen Climate Classification system, Kearny has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.
Kearny, AZ Weather
62° F
Wind: 105° 13 mph
Humidity: 29%
Mostly Cloudy - Visibility 16.1 Miles
Kearny, AZ - 5 Day Forecast
Wed Dec 12
66°/41°
Thu Dec 13
62°/33°
Fri Dec 14
61°/27°
Sat Dec 15
60°/38°
Sun Dec 16
65°/35°