What is the current population of Kearney?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Kearney is 33,867. Kearney, Nebraska is the 1,153rd largest city in the US.

Kearney Geography [top]

What county is Kearney, Nebraska in?

Kearney is located entirely in Buffalo County.

What is the size of Kearney, Nebraska in square miles?

Kearney has an area of 12.8 square miles. Kearney is the 7th largest city, by area, in Nebraska.

Kearney Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Kearney?

The current population of Kearney (33,867) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Kearney growing?

Kearney has grown 23.1% since the 2000. Kearney, Nebraska is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 60% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

What is the population density of Kearney, Nebraska?

Kearney has a population density of 2,410.1 people per square mile.

Kearney Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Kearney, Nebraska?

The total voting age population of Kearney, Nebraska, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 25,333. The voting age population is 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

What percentage of Kearney, Nebraska residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 13.5% of the residents of Kearney are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Kearney, Nebraska?

The racial demographics of Kearney are 91.0% White, 3.3% Other, 2.4% Two or more races, 1.7% Asian, 1.3% Black and 0.3% American Indian. Additionally, 9.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Kearney, Nebraska residents are below the poverty line?

In Kearney, 16.7% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 16.1%. On a per-household basis, 8.9% of families are below the poverty line in Kearney.

What percentage of Kearney, Nebraska residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 73.2% of Kearney residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Kearney, Nebraska residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 93.6% of Kearney residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 37.9% have a bachelor's degree and 13.3% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Kearney, Nebraska residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Kearney residents aged 5 and older, 8.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 5.3% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.4% speak an Asian language.

Kearney Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Kearney, Nebraska?

The unemployment rate in Kearney is 2.8%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Kearney, Nebraska residents work for the government?

In Kearney, 13.2% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Kearney, Nebraska?

The median household income in Kearney is $57,064.

Kearney Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Kearney, Nebraska?

In Kearney, 59.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Kearney, Nebraska?

Renters occupy 40.9% of housing units in Kearney.

What percentage of Kearney, Nebraska housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Kearney, 10.9% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Kearney, Nebraska housing units were built after 2000?

In Kearney, 17.9% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,500 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Kearney, Nebraska?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Kearney is $767.

What percentage of households in Kearney, Nebraska have broadband internet?

In Kearney, 85.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Kearney Population By Year

Population Graph For Kearney
Year Population Rank in US
2019 33,867 1,153
2018 33,761 1,144
2017 33,835 1,133
2016 33,520 1,133
2015 33,021 1,143
2014 32,469 1,150
2013 32,174 1,151
2012 31,790 1,143
2011 31,245 1,151
2010 30,787 1,153
2000 27,508 1,163
1990 24,915 1,118

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2000-2019
1143 University Place, Washington 34,001 13.2%
1144 Chester, Pennsylvania 34,000 -7.8%
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1148 Foster City, California 33,901 17.7%
1149 Valparaiso, Indiana 33,897 19.9%
1150 Fairborn, Ohio 33,876 7.5%
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1153 Kearney, Nebraska 33,867 23.1%
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1155 Beverly Hills, California 33,792 -0.3%
1156 Seaside, California 33,748 1.9%
1157 Dalton, Georgia 33,665 18.8%
1158 San Dimas, California 33,621 -4.0%
1159 Glendale Heights, Illinois 33,617 5.0%
1160 Dana Point, California 33,577 -4.5%
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Similarly Sized Cities In Nebraska

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
729 Bellevue 53,544 20.2%
760 Grand Island 51,267 17.7%
1153 Kearney 33,867 23.1%
1449 Fremont 26,383 4.4%
1544 Hastings 24,692 -0.7%
1563 Norfolk 24,449 4.5%
1616 North Platte 23,639 -1.2%
1631 Columbus 23,468 11.2%
1803 Papillion 20,471 9.8%
2080 La Vista 17,170 45.3%

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