Kearney, NE 68847 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 68847: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Kearney, NE 68847

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Buffalo County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.742, Longitude -99.06
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,010
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 7,599
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 803
    • Single Family Addresses: 6,796

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Kearney, NE 68847 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,116
Daytime Population: Workers 17,231
Daytime Population: Residents 8,108
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,339
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.40
Population in Households 17,785
Population in Familes 13,102
Population in Group Qrtrs 331
Population Density2 180
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $51,368
Average Household Income $62,980
Per Capita Income $26,490


Total Housing Units 7,919 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,490 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,060 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 369 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $151,414
Average Home Value $164,159


Total Households 7,550
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 4,418
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 1.18% 1.16%
Households 1.18% 1.13%
Families 0.95% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

Kearney, NE 68847 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 68847 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 # 34 94th
Population Density # 82 86th
Diversity Index # 96 84th
Median Household Income # 309 47th
Per Capita Income # 402 32nd

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