Kearney is a city located in Buffalo County Nebraska. It is also the county seat of Buffalo County. With a 2020 population of 34,411, it is the 5th largest city in Nebraska (after Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, and Grand Island) and the 1147th largest city in the United States . Kearney is currently growing at a rate of 0.80% annually and its population has increased by 11.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,787 in 2010. Kearney reached it's highest population of 34,411 in 2021. Spanning over 15 miles, Kearney has a population density of 2,380 people per square mile.
The average household income in Kearney is $73,815 with a poverty rate of 16.70%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $767 per month, and the median house value is $178,900. The median age in Kearney is 31.7 years, 31.1 years for males, and 32.5 years for females.