Kearney County NE Information


Kearney County Subdivisions

Kearney County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,532
Population in Households 6,448
Population in Familes 5,331
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density1 13
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 2,750
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,882
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,980 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,002 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 748 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 230 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $115,934
Average Home Value $150,974


Median Household Income $56,416
Average Household Income $72,534
Per Capita Income $30,708
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.24%
Households 0.41% 0.44%
Families 0.32% 0.38%
Median Household Income   3.3%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Kearney County NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kearney County to the other 93 counties and county equivalents in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 45 53rd
Population Density1 # 37 61st
Diversity Index2 # 38 60th
Median Household Income # 6 95th
Per Capita Income # 5 96th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.