Kearney County, Nebraska Population 2021

Kearney County, Nebraska's estimated population is 6,407 with a growth rate of -0.68% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kearney County, Nebraska is the 44th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 6,477 and has seen a growth of -1.08% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20216,407-44-0.68%
20206,451-44-0.68%
20196,495-44-0.67%
20186,539470.72%
20176,492-69-1.05%
20166,56130.05%
20156,558-29-0.44%
20146,5871011.56%
20136,486-22-0.34%
20126,508-39-0.60%
20116,547701.08%
20106,477-152-2.29%
19906,629-424-6.01%
19807,0533465.16%
19706,7071271.93%
19606,5801712.67%
19506,409-445-6.49%
19406,854-1,240-15.32%
19308,094-489-5.70%
19208,583-523-5.74%
19109,106-760-7.70%
19009,8668058.88%
18909,0614,989122.52%
18804,0724,0146920.69%
187058-416-87.76%
18604740.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.68%
County Website
Founded
1860
County Seat
2010 Population
6,477
Growth Since 2010
-1.08%
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Kearney County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,31496.71%
Two or More Races981.50%
American Indian and Alaska Native510.78%
Asian320.49%
Some Other Race270.41%
Black or African American70.11%
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Kearney County, Nebraska Population by Race

Kearney County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Kearney County, Nebraska Median Age

39.6


Total

37.9


Male

41.8


Female

Kearney County, Nebraska Adults

There are 4,893 adults, (1,239 of whom are seniors) in Kearney County, Nebraska.

Kearney County, Nebraska Age Dependency

78.7

Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Kearney County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

3,293

50.44%

Male

3,236

49.56%

Kearney County, Nebraska Population by Age

Kearney County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kearney County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
Female74.3%25.7%
All73.1%26.9%
Non Family56.5%43.5%
Male36.1%63.9%

73.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kearney County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,6662.4273.1
Married1,4603.0386.5
Non Family9651.1356.5
Female1444.0974.3
Male973.6836.1

3.04

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Kearney County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade671.52%
9th to 12th Grade912.06%
High School Graduate1,28929.17%
Some College1,29429.28%
Associates Degree49911.29%
Bachelors Degree88620.05%
Graduate Degree2936.63%
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Kearney County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kearney County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,2184,0891,148
Hispanic17415919
Other Race2618
Native American1999
2+ Races1411
Asian533
Black31

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.94%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.00%.

Kearney County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,776$41,497$30,742
Less Than 9th Grade$30,208$31,705$26,000
High School Graduate$28,523$32,931$26,481
Some College$36,324$48,397$26,309
Bachelors Degree$39,779$52,969$36,644
Graduate Degree$56,176$51,875$56,324

$35,776

Average Earnings

$41,497

Average Male

$30,742

Average Female

Kearney County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kearney County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Kearney County, Nebraska Language

96.09% of Kearney County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 3.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.63% of the population.

Kearney County, Nebraska Language

Kearney County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,9405048.48%
Hispanic40113333.17%

9.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.51%

Male Poverty Rate

10.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kearney County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kearney County, Nebraska is Hispanic, with 33.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kearney County, Nebraska is White, with 8.48% 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 14.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.64%.

Kearney County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.36%
High School9.98%
Some College3.26%
Bachelors or Greater0.68%

Kearney County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed31.65%
Male Unemployed15.00%
Female Employed7.96%
Male Employed4.85%

Kearney County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kearney County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,266$75,055
Families$78,254$93,036
Married Families$86,466-
Non Families$32,643$39,479
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Income by Household Type

Kearney County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.5%

Male Marriage Rate

56.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Kearney County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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Kearney County, Nebraska Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Kearney County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Kearney County, Nebraska Marital Status

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394

Number of Veterans

369

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam128
Second Gulf War89
First Gulf War71
World War II17
Korea17

Kearney County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+109
65 to 7498
35 to 5496
55 to 6447
18 to 3444

Kearney County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3928.18%
Hispanic20.83%
Other Race27.69%

Kearney County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Kearney County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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3.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kearney County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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68.7%

Labor Force Participation

66.8%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Kearney County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Kearney County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Kearney County, Nebraska Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.53%

Born in Kearney County, Nebraska

96.03%

Native Born

3.97%

Foreign Born

3.17%

Non Citizen

0.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.03% of Kearney County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 77.53% having been born in Nebraska. 3.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Kearney County, Nebraska Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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