Statewide Claims to Fame

Kearney is 3rd in Nebraska out of 29 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Kearney is 5th in Nebraska out of 32 other cities in Current population (2012)

Kearney is 5th in Nebraska out of 32 other cities in Retail sales

Kearney is 5th in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Households

Kearney is 5th in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Housing units

Kearney is 5th in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

Kearney is 5th in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Kearney is 7th in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Size in square miles

Kearney is 8th in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Race - Asian

Kearney is 9th in Nebraska out of 33 other cities in Home median value

Kearney, Nebraska Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Kearney Rank Nebraska US
Current population (2012) 31,790 5th 1,855,525 313,914,040
Size in square miles 12.8 7th 76,824.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,410.1 11th 23.8 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Kearney Rank Nebraska US
Residents younger than 5 7.5% 13th 7.1% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.2% 31st 25.0% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 11.1% 25th 13.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Kearney Rank Nebraska US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 93.1% 10th 90.3% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 35.5% 5th 27.8% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Kearney Rank Nebraska US
Race - White 92.3% 11th 89.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 1.0% 18th 4.8% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 31st 1.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.8% 8th 2.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 30th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.4% 27th 1.9% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 7.3% 19th 9.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 88.6% 12th 81.4% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Kearney Rank Nebraska US
Female residents 51.1% 15th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 4.5% 16th 6.0% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Kearney Rank Nebraska US
Housing units 12,738 5th 801,185 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 26.3% 9th 19.5% 25.9%
Households 11,661 5th 715,703 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 59.0% 28th 68.3% 66.1%
Home median value $134,200 9th $125,400 $186,200
People per household 2.4 15th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Kearney Rank Nebraska US
Income per capita $23,861 16th $26,113 $27,915
Income per household $47,399 14th $50,695 $52,762
Income below poverty line 15.5% 11th 12.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Kearney Rank Nebraska US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 3,124 5th 159,665 27,092,908
Retail sales $593,425 5th $26,486,612 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $19,758 11th $14,965 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $98,408 3rd $2,685,580 $613,795,732

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