Kearney County NE Information


Kearney County Subdivisions

Kearney County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,609
Population in Households 6,525
Population in Familes 5,410
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density2 13
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $58,069
Average Household Income $80,473
Per Capita Income $33,665


Total Housing Units 2,961 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,928 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 823 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 210 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $137,884
Average Home Value $179,409


Total Households 2,751
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,871
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 0.22% 0.19%
Households 0.31% 0.25%
Families 0.17% 0.16%
Median Household Income   3.34%
Per Capita Income   2.83%


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, 2018 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 Density # 37 60th
Diversity Index # 35 63rd
Median Household Income # 8 92nd
Per Capita Income # 10 90th

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