Kearney, Nebraska Population 2018

Kearney, Nebraska's estimated population is 33,835 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Kearney, Nebraska is the 5th largest city in Nebraska based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2424.08 people/mi² (935.94 people/km²), with a household density of 369.51 people/km² (957.02 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 30.6 years, 29.8 years for males, and 31.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.0 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 13,358 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.8%, with a median rent of $722/month. The median house has 5.8 rooms, and has a value of $159,400.

The median income for households in Kearney, Nebraska is $51,333, while the mean household income is $66,145. The per capita income is $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty, and % of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201733,8353160.94%
201633,5194681.42%
201533,0514251.30%
201432,6262520.78%
201332,3743050.95%
201232,0695931.88%
201131,4764781.54%
201030,9983,5671.23%
200027,4313,0351.18%
199024,3963,2381.43%
198021,1581,9770.99%
197019,1814,9713.05%
196014,2102,0951.61%
195012,1152,4722.31%
19409,6431,0681.18%
19308,5758731.08%
19207,7021,5002.19%
19106,2025680.97%
19005,634-2,440-3.53%
18908,0740.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White30,423
Two or More Races697
Asian608
Some Other Race441
Black or African American430
American Indian and Alaska Native108
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Kearney Ne Population Pyramid 2018

0%5%10%15% Male Population0%5%10%15% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Kearney Ne Median Age

30.6


Total

29.8


Male

31.2


Female

Kearney Ne Adults

There are 25,709 adults, (4,089 of which are seniors) in Kearney Ne.

Kearney Ne Age Dependency

51.2

Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Kearney Ne Sex Ratio

Female

16,518

50.50%

Male

16,191

49.50%

Kearney Ne Households and Families

Kearney Ne Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Kearney Ne Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.6%16.4%
All57.2%42.8%
Male47.4%52.6%
Female38.4%61.6%
Non Family33.5%66.5%

57.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kearney Ne Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,6222.4257.2
Married5,7703.0183.6
Non Family5,2161.5733.5
Female1,362338.4
Male2743.0747.4

2.93

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

8.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kearney Ne Households

Kearney Ne Education

Kearney Ne Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2531.33%
9th to 12th Grade7093.74%
High School Graduate4,37423.05%
Some College4,89725.80%
Associates Degree1,7629.28%
Bachelors Degree4,75725.07%
Graduate Degree2,22511.72%

Kearney Ne Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,31716,5786,593
Hispanic975764206
Black26724256
Other Race24018542
Asian21121188
Multiple Races16511624
Native American8874

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.71%.

Kearney Ne Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,916$41,632$30,074
Less Than High School$20,809$21,065$20,521
High School Grad$29,498$35,657$24,196
Some College$31,573$40,897$27,333
Bachelors Degree$36,489$50,097$31,264
Graduate Degree$60,000$66,025$53,258

$34,916

Average Earnings

$41,632

Average Male

$30,074

Average Female

Kearney Ne Language

Kearney Ne Language by Age

Kearney Ne Language

92.85% of Kearney Ne residents speak only English, while 7.15% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.04% of the population.

Kearney Ne Poverty

Kearney Ne Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White26,6993,70913.89%
Hispanic2,33469029.56%
Multiple68023634.71%
Asian44523051.69%
Black40421753.71%
Native1007878.00%
Other4366715.37%

16.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.90%

Male Poverty Rate

18.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kearney Ne

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kearney Ne is Native, with 78.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kearney Ne is White, with 13.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.21%.

Kearney Ne Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.28%
Some College9.44%
High School8.35%
Bachelors or Greater3.76%

Kearney Ne Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed43.44%
Female Unemployed37.14%
Female Employed17.67%
Male Employed11.72%

Kearney Ne Income

Kearney Ne Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,333$66,145
Families$70,580$82,565
Married Families$81,047$
Non Families$30,128$40,737

Kearney Ne Marital Status

Kearney Ne Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Kearney Ne Married by Age and Sex

Kearney Ne Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Kearney Ne Marital Status by Race

Kearney Ne Veterans

Kearney Ne Veterans by War

1,802

Number of Veterans

1,722

Male Veterans

80

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam590
Second Gulf War337
First Gulf War251
Korea200
World War II100

Kearney Ne Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 54416
75+409
65 to 74373
55 to 64346
18 to 34258

Kearney Ne Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7787.40%
2 or More2410.26%
Hispanic90.59%

Kearney Ne Veterans by Education

9.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kearney Ne Employment Status

Kearney Ne Employment by Age

74.9%

Labor Force Participation

72.1%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Kearney Ne Employment by Race

Kearney Ne Employment by Education

Kearney Ne Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

73.17%

Born in Nebraska

95.79%

Native Born

4.21%

Foreign Born

3.01%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.79% of Kearney Ne residents were born in the United States, with 73.17% having been born in Nebraska. 3.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.