Kearney is a city located in Buffalo County, Nebraska. With a 2020 population of 34,301, it is the 5th largest city in Nebraska (after Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, and Grand Island) and the 1143rd largest city in the United States. Kearney is currently growing at a rate of 0.79% annually and its population has increased by 11.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,787 in 2010. Spanning over 15 miles, Kearney has a population density of 2,373 people per square mile.
The average household income in Kearney is $71,832 with a poverty rate of 17.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $768 per month, and the median house value is $169,600. The median age in Kearney is 31.5 years, 30.4 years for males, and 32.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.9 males.