Kearney County, Nebraska Population 2022

Kearney County, Nebraska's estimated population is 6,728 with a growth rate of 0.30% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kearney County, Nebraska is the 43rd largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 6,489 and has seen a growth of 3.68% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
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Kearney County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

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Kearney County, Nebraska Population by Race

Kearney County, Nebraska Population Pyramid 2022

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Kearney County, Nebraska Median Age

39.1


Total

37.7


Male

40


Female

Kearney County, Nebraska Adults

There are 4,919 adults, (1,278 of whom are seniors) in Kearney County, Nebraska.

Kearney County, Nebraska Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Kearney County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

3,322

50.43%

Male

3,266

49.57%

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

73.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kearney County, Nebraska Households and Families

2.96

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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Kearney County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Kearney County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kearney County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.67%.

Kearney County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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$36,672

Average Earnings

$44,884

Average Male

$30,581

Average Female

Kearney County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kearney County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Kearney County, Nebraska Language

96.31% of Kearney County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 3.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.25% of the population.

Kearney County, Nebraska Language

Kearney County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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9.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.14%

Male Poverty Rate

11.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kearney County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kearney County, Nebraska is White, with 8.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kearney County, Nebraska is Hispanic, with 29.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.39%.

Kearney County, Nebraska Poverty

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Kearney County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Kearney County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kearney County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Kearney County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

60.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.3%

Male Marriage Rate

59.6%

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 55-64, 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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353

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Kearney County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Kearney County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Kearney County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Kearney County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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3.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kearney County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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68%

Labor Force Participation

66.5%

Employment Rate

2.2%

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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78.38%

Born in Kearney County, Nebraska

96.30%

Native Born

3.70%

Foreign Born

2.91%

Non Citizen

0.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.30% of Kearney County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 78.38% having been born in Nebraska. 2.91% 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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