Kearney, Missouri Population 2023

11,010

Kearney is a city located in Clay County Missouri. With a 2023 population of 11,010, it is the 80th largest city in Missouri and the 3833rd largest city in the United States.Kearney is currently growing at a rate of 1.87% annually and its population has increased by 5.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,404 in 2020. Spanning over 13 miles, Kearney has a population density of 826 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kearney is $89,752 with a poverty rate of 3.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Kearney is 35.8 years, 39.1 years for males, and 34.9 years for females.

Kearney Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kearney was:

  • White: 90.17%
  • Two or more races: 5.53%
  • Other race: 3.74%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Black or African American: 0.26%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
The current population of Kearney, Missouri is 11,010 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,404.

Kearney, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Kearney Population by Race

Kearney Population Pyramid 2023

Kearney Median Age

35.8

Total

39.1

Male

34.9

Female

Kearney Adults

There are 7,609 adults, (1,423 of whom are seniors) in Kearney.

Kearney Age Dependency

69.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Kearney Sex Ratio

Female5,32150.87%
Male5,13949.13%

Kearney Population by Age

Kearney Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.24

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

74.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kearney Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kearney Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kearney Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Kearney Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$47,961

Average Earnings

$54,824

Average Male

$40,911

Average Female

Kearney Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kearney Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kearney Language

96.32% of Kearney residents speak only English, while 3.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.98% of the population.

Kearney Language

Kearney Poverty by Race

rate

3.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.79%

Male Poverty Rate

2.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kearney

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kearney is Hispanic, with 15.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kearney is White, with 2.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.73%.

Kearney Poverty

Kearney Poverty Rate by Education

Kearney Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kearney Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kearney Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

54.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Kearney Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kearney Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Kearney Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kearney Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

528

Number of Veterans

528

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Kearney Veterans by War

Kearney Veterans by Age

count

Kearney Veterans by Race

Kearney Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kearney Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

75.7%

Labor Force Participation

74.3%

Employment Rate

1.6%

Unemployment Rate

Kearney Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kearney Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kearney Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.6%

Born in Kearney

99.06%

Native Born

1.48%

Foreign Born

1.17%

Non Citizen

0.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.06% of Kearney residents were born in the United States, with 68.6% having been born in Missouri. 1.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Kearney Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Kearney Population by Year