Kearny County, Kansas Population 2024

3,781

Kearny County, Kansas's estimated 2024 population is 3,781 with a growth rate of -0.97% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kearny County, Kansas is the 73rd largest county in Kansas. The 2010 population was 4,001 and has seen a growth of -5.5% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,596-37-1.02%
20283,633-37-1.01%
20273,670-37-1%
20263,707-37-0.99%
20253,744-37-0.98%
20243,781-37-0.97%
20233,818-37-0.96%
20223,855-37-0.95%
20213,892-69-1.74%
20203,9611544.05%
20193,807-119-3.03%
20183,926-13-0.33%
20173,939431.1%
20163,896-40-1.02%
20153,936-4-0.1%
20143,940270.69%
20133,913-61-1.53%
20123,974140.35%
20113,960-41-1.02%
20104,001
19904,02759217.23%
19803,43538812.73%
19703,047-61-1.96%
19603,108-384-11%
19503,49296738.3%
19402,525-671-20.99%
19303,19657922.12%
19202,617-589-18.37%
19103,2062,099189.61%
19001,107-464-29.54%
18901,5711,412888.05%
1880159-3,437-95.58%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.97% (-37)
County Website
Kearny County
State
Kansas
County Seat
2020 Population
3,961
Area
871 mi²
Density
4 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-4.54% (-180)
Founded
March 20, 1873

Kearny County, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,24181.76%
Other race3208.07%
Two or more races2576.48%
Black or African American1172.95%
Asian230.58%
Native American60.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Kearny County, Kansas Population by Race

Kearny County, Kansas Population Pyramid 2024

Kearny County, Kansas Median Age

34.9

Total

34.6

Male

35.8

Female

Kearny County, Kansas Adults

There are 2,776 adults, (636 of whom are seniors) in Kearny County, Kansas.

Kearny County, Kansas Age Dependency

85.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Kearny County, Kansas Sex Ratio

Female1,92348.51%
Male2,04151.49%

Kearny County, Kansas Population by Age

Kearny County, Kansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3522.8868.531.5
Married8123.1677.222.8
Non Family2981.3963.836.2
Female1623.9233.366.7
Male803.3968.831.3
showing: 5 rows

3.28

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

68.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kearny County, Kansas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kearny County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kearny County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 50%.

Kearny County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,427

Average Earnings

$55,400

Average Male

$36,983

Average Female

Kearny County, Kansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kearny County, Kansas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kearny County, Kansas Language

73.9% of Kearny County, Kansas residents speak only English, while 26.1% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.55% of the population.

Kearny County, Kansas Language

Kearny County, Kansas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,28340531.57%
White2,3901857.74%
Black11410592.11%
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15.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.18%

Male Poverty Rate

21.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kearny County, Kansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kearny County, Kansas is Black, with 92.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kearny County, Kansas is White, with 7.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.37%.

Kearny County, Kansas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.07%
Bachelors or Greater7.31%
Some College4.78%
High School4.55%
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Kearny County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed6.16%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed10.24%
Female Unemployed
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Kearny County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kearny County, Kansas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kearny County, Kansas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.9%

Male Marriage Rate

58.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Kearny County, Kansas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kearny County, Kansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Kearny County, Kansas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kearny County, Kansas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

106

Number of Veterans

106

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Kearny County, Kansas Veterans by War

count

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Kearny County, Kansas Veterans by Age

count

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Kearny County, Kansas Veterans by Race

Kearny County, Kansas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kearny County, Kansas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

Kearny County, Kansas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kearny County, Kansas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kearny County, Kansas 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

61.86%

Born in Kearny County, Kansas

87.74%

Native Born

12.26%

Foreign Born

7.87%

Non Citizen

4.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.74% of Kearny County, Kansas residents were born in the United States, with 61.86% having been born in Kansas. 7.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Kearny County, Kansas Place of Birth

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