Kearney, NE 68845 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 68845: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Kearney, NE 68845

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 345
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,305
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 815
  • County: Buffalo County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.729, Longitude -99.16
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 68845 has segments in 2 Counties (Buffalo, Phelps).

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Kearney, NE 68845 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,052
Daytime Population: Workers 7,256
Daytime Population: Residents 9,764
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,020
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 19,479
Population in Familes 14,450
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,573
Population Density2 197
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $55,809
Average Household Income $75,258
Per Capita Income $29,219


Total Housing Units 8,324 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,534 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,474 (41.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 316 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $185,198
Average Home Value $214,711


Total Households 8,008
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 4,783
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.11% 1.22%
Households 1.22% 1.3%
Families 0.98% 1.16%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Kearney, NE 68845 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 68845 to the other 586 ZIP Codes in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 31 95th
Population Density # 78 87th
Diversity Index # 102 83rd
Median Household Income # 200 66th
Per Capita Income # 251 57th

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