The City of Kearney is the 5th largest city in Nebraska with a population of 33,627 as of July 1, 2019. Kearney ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Kearney is located at latitude 40.6995 and longitude -99.0815 in Buffalo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kearney encompass a land area of 13.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Buffalo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,152 feet.
The City of Kearney (GNIS ID: 838076) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Kearney: Fort Childs, Kearney Junction.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Kearney, NE Housing Affordability Index is 128 |
State of Nebraska Housing Affordability Index is 149
|The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.|
|Kearney, NE Wealth Index is 68 |
State of Nebraska Wealth Index is 87
|The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.|
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|Total Population||33,627 (100%)|
|Population in Households||31,708 (94.3%)|
|Population in Families||22,828 (67.9%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||1,919 ( 5.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$52,698|
|Average Household Income||$70,198|
|Per Capita Income||$27,909|
|Total Housing Units||14,048 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||7,268 (51.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||6,189 (44.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||592 ( 4.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$179,545|
|Housing Affordability Index3||128|
|Average Household Size||2.36|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.7%|
|Per Capita Income||1.41%|
The table below compares Kearney to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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.
|Total Population||# 5||99th|
|Population Density||# 16||97th|
|Diversity Index||# 67||89th|
|Median Household Income||# 369||37th|
|Per Capita Income||# 389||33rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.