Kearney, Missouri

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Population in 2019: 10,858 (89% urban, 11% rural).
Population change since 2000: +98.4%
Males: 5,287  (48.7%)
Females: 5,571  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

35.7 years
Missouri median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 64060.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $85,249 (it was $56,603 in 2000)
Kearney:

$85,249
MO:

$57,409

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,066 (it was $21,147 in 2000)

Kearney city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $211,249 (it was $114,100 in 2000)
Kearney:

$211,249
MO:

$168,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $190,839; detached houses: $191,565; townhouses or other attached units: $198,675

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,132.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kearney: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 2.6%
(2.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Kearney, MO (2019)
    • 9,35189.9%White alone
    • 7467.2%Hispanic
    • 1611.5%Two or more races
    • 380.4%American Indian alone
    • 280.3%Black alone
    • 170.2%Asian alone

Races in Kearney detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Kearney, Missouri as of May 18, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kearney is 633 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Kearney by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(46.4)
2
(22.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(33.4)
6
(65.3)
2
(21.1)
0
(0.0)
4
(39.9)
3
(29.1)
5
(46.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(13.4)
1
(12.1)
2
(23.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.9)
1
(11.7)
1
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.6)
1
(10.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(67.1)
8
(96.8)
3
(34.8)
7
(77.6)
3
(31.8)
3
(35.7)
1
(11.7)
8
(89.1)
5
(54.4)
7
(73.9)
9
(93.5)
7
(69.8)
3
(29.1)
2
(18.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
15
(201.3)
19
(230.0)
13
(150.9)
17
(188.5)
17
(180.0)
19
(225.9)
18
(211.3)
15
(167.1)
16
(174.1)
20
(211.1)
11
(114.2)
19
(189.4)
16
(155.3)
3
(27.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
91
(1,221)
111
(1,344)
117
(1,358)
110
(1,220)
126
(1,334)
135
(1,605)
150
(1,761)
109
(1,214)
86
(935.7)
62
(654.4)
86
(893.1)
122
(1,216)
120
(1,165)
96
(894.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(107.3)
3
(36.3)
7
(81.3)
3
(33.3)
1
(10.6)
6
(71.3)
8
(93.9)
9
(100.3)
10
(108.8)
4
(42.2)
10
(103.9)
12
(119.6)
13
(126.2)
10
(93.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(26.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.6)
1
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index89.095.7122.597.973.2105.9122.1116.2121.479.273.8117.396.786.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Kearney, MO

Crime rate in Kearney detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 18 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Missouri average:

2.37
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Ancestries: American (24.4%), German (16.6%), Irish (12.4%), English (6.7%), Italian (4.3%), European (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1883

Elevation: 849 feet

Land area: 6.57 square miles.

Population density: 1,653 people per square mile   (low).

Kearney, Missouri map

73 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.7%
Missouri:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,575 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,665 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Independence, MO (19.9 miles , pop. 113,288).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (22.6 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (390.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Mosby, MO (2.2 miles ),
Prathersville, MO (2.4 miles),
Holt, MO (2.5 miles ),
Excelsior Springs, MO (2.7 miles ),
Excelsior Estates, MO (2.9 miles ),
Homestead, MO (2.9 miles),
Liberty, MO (3.1 miles ),
Missouri City, MO (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 39.37 N, Longitude: 94.36 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,250 (-21.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,456 (25.6%)

Area code: 816

Distribution of median household income in Kearney, MO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Kearney, MO in 2019
Kearney satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 90 buildings, average cost: $81,500
  • 1998: 83 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 1999: 99 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2000: 129 buildings, average cost: $103,900
  • 2001: 123 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2002: 113 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2003: 116 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 2004: 146 buildings, average cost: $154,100
  • 2005: 145 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2006: 75 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2007: 78 buildings, average cost: $154,100
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $160,800
  • 2009: 37 buildings, average cost: $153,600
  • 2010: 52 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2011: 28 buildings, average cost: $161,500
  • 2012: 44 buildings, average cost: $173,700
  • 2013: 62 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2014: 54 buildings, average cost: $203,600
  • 2015: 69 buildings, average cost: $205,300
  • 2016: 100 buildings, average cost: $200,500
  • 2017: 125 buildings, average cost: $223,000
  • 2018: 128 buildings, average cost: $227,300
  • 2019: 71 buildings, average cost: $239,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Kearney, MO residents
Average permit cost in Kearney, MO
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.5%
Missouri:

3.9%
Population change in the 1990s: +3,140 (+134.6%).
Most common industries in Kearney, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.9%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Utilities (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.4%)
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Kearney, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Computer specialists (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.6%)
  • Registered nurses (5.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.9%)

Average climate in Kearney, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Kearney, Missouri environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 88.6. This is about average.

City:

88.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.246. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.246
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.752. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.752
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 22.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.44. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.44
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Kearney-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 92% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 26.8 miles away from the Kearney city center killed 44 people and injured 207 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1961, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kearney-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 461% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 247.0 miles away from Kearney center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 296.2 miles away from Kearney center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 228.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 269.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 354.1 miles away from Kearney center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 309.6 miles away from Kearney center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clay County (24) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kearney topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Kearney:

  • EXCELSIOR SPRINGS CITY HOSP AND CONV (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO)
  • VALLEY MANOR AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO)
  • EXCELSIOR SPRINGS HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH/HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO)
  • EXCELSIOR SPRINGS MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO)
  • ROYAL CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO)
  • LIBERTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; LIBERTY, MO)
  • LIBERTY HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; LIBERTY, MO)

Airports located in Kearney:

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Amtrak station near Kearney:

  • 20 miles: INDEPENDENCE (600 S. GRAND AVE.) . Services: free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kearney:

  • Grantham University (about 19 miles; Kansas City, MO; Full-time enrollment: 8,385)
  • Park University (about 21 miles; Parkville, MO; FT enrollment: 9,131)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (about 24 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 12,834)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (about 26 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 10,544)
  • Rockhurst University (about 26 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,013)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 27 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)
  • Wright Career College (about 35 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 3,107)

Public high schools in Kearney:

  • KEARNEY HIGH (Students: 874, Location: 715 E 19TH ST, Grades: 10-12)
  • KEARNEY JR. HIGH (Students: 874, Location: 2215 S CAMPUS ST, Grades: 8-9)

Public elementary/middle schools in Kearney:

  • DOGWOOD ELEM. (Students: 466, Location: 1400 CEDAR WOOD PKWY, Grades: KG-5)
  • SOUTHVIEW ELEM. (Students: 354, Location: 7 S CAMPUS DR, Grades: KG-5)
  • KEARNEY ELEM. (Students: 300, Location: 902 S JEFFERSON, Grades: KG-5)
  • KEARNEY MIDDLE (Students: 286, Location: 200 E 5TH ST, Grades: 6-7)
  • HAWTHORNE ELEM. (Students: 238, Location: 1815 S JEFFERSON, Grades: KG-5)
See full list of schools located in Kearney

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Kearney Fire and Rescue Protection District Station 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Fairview Cemetery (1), Mount Olive Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Kearney Inn (601 Centerville Avenue), Days Inn of Kearney (400 South Platte Clay Way), Econo Lodge Kearney (505 Shanks Avenue).

Birthplace of: Jesse James - (1847-1882), outlaw, David Nurse - College basketball player (UMKC Kangaroos).

Clay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kearney and their reported violations in the past:

CLAY CO PWSD 6 (Population served: 5,196, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kearney that have no violations reported:

  • CLAY CO PWSD 8 (Population served: 2,300, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

76.2%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.6%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
51 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Kearney (2011 data):

  • KCB Bank: Kearney Branch (Original Main Office at 100 W 92 Hwy, branch established on 2005/05/18; Kcb Bank at 950 West 92 Highway, branch established on 1887/08/17. Info updated 2006/10/19: Bank assets: $172.5 mil, Deposits: $144.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Bancshares Of Missouri, Inc.
  • Kearney Trust Company: at 310 West 92 Highway, branch established on 1882/06/10. Info updated 2010/08/12: Bank assets: $140.0 mil, Deposits: $123.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Trustco Bankshares, Inc.
  • Citizens Bank and Trust Company: Kearney Branch at 2041 Commerce Drive, branch established on 2003/10/01. Info updated 2008/08/25: Bank assets: $867.0 mil, Deposits: $709.5 mil, headquarters in Chillicothe, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Young Partners, L.P.
  • Clay County Savings Bank: 303 South Jefferson Branch at 303 South Jefferson, branch established on 1922/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $97.3 mil, Deposits: $83.2 mil, headquarters in Liberty, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • First Missouri Bank: Sam Barr Drive Branch at 455 Sam Barr Drive, branch established on 2006/01/30. Info updated 2011/12/20: Bank assets: $114.5 mil, Deposits: $100.8 mil, headquarters in Brookfield, MO, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: First Missouri Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Kearney:

Marital status in Kearney, MO
  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

For population 25 years and over in Kearney:

  • High school or higher: 95.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Missouri average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Kearney
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kearney, MO (based on Clay County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant55,953140
Catholic23,5119
Mainline Protestant20,19341
Other5,45423
Black Protestant1251
Orthodox441
None116,659-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 33
Clay County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Clay County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 66
This county:

3.12 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 135
Here:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Clay County:

7.9%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.5%
State:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.2%
Missouri:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.4%
Missouri:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.6%
State:

48.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Missouri:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Kearney:

20.0%
State:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.6%
Missouri:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Kearney:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Kearney:

35.4%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
This city:

57.6%
Missouri:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.3%
Missouri:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kearney, MO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 17$78,220$55,2143$760
Financial Administration 4$19,754$59,2620$0
Streets and Highways 4$17,652$52,9560$0
Sewerage 3$11,678$46,7120$0
Water Supply 3$11,622$46,4880$0
Other Government Administration 2$11,438$68,6285$760
Judicial and Legal 2$7,222$43,3320$0
Parks and Recreation 2$9,962$59,7720$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,080
Totals for Government 37$167,548$54,3409$2,600

Kearney government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • General - Interest on Debt: $373,000 ($34.35)

Kearney government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $334,000 ($30.76)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,731,000 ($251.52)
    Property: $1,141,000 ($105.08)
    Public Utilities Sales: $766,000 ($70.55)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $25,000 ($2.30)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.18)

Kearney government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,320,000 ($858.35)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,528,000 ($785.41)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $792,000 ($72.94)

9.14% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,523 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.14%
Missouri average:

7.04%

0.28% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,818 average AGI)
Clay County:

0.28%
Missouri average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jackson County, MO  2.26% ($44,314 average AGI)
from Platte County, MO  1.65% ($51,706)
from Johnson County, KS  0.56% ($62,830)


7.77% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,515 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.77%
Missouri average:

7.16%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($494 average AGI)
Clay County:

0.03%
Missouri average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jackson County, MO  1.93% ($43,300 average AGI)
to Platte County, MO  1.60% ($64,171)
to Johnson County, KS  0.47% ($64,452)
Businesses in Kearney, MO
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1H&R Block1
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Subway1
Econo Lodge1Super 81
FedEx3UPS3

Strongest AM radio stations in Kearney:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KEXS (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO; Owner: JEFFCO TELEVISION CORP.)
  • KCTE (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; INDEPENDENCE, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPHN (1190 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KMBZ (980 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGGN (890 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GLADSTONE, MO; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCXL (1140 AM; 1 kW; LIBERTY, MO; Owner: ALPINE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kearney:

  • KSRC (102.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WDAF-FM (106.5 FM; LIBERTY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KUDL (98.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBEQ-FM (104.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KZPL (97.3 FM; LEE'S SUMMIT, MO; Owner: UNION FIRST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KCMO-FM (94.9 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQRC-FM (98.9 FM; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRBZ (96.5 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYYS (99.7 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCUR-FM (89.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CURATORS OF UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KMXV (93.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KFKF-FM (94.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KPRS (103.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CARTER BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • KLJC (88.5 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CALVARY BIBLE COLLEGE)
  • KMJK (107.3 FM; LEXINGTON, MO; Owner: ALLUR-KANSAS CITY, INC.)
  • KWJC (91.9 FM; LIBERTY, MO; Owner: WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE)
  • KKFI (90.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: MID-COAST RADIO PROJECT, INC.)
  • KAYX (92.5 FM; RICHMOND, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCFX (101.1 FM; HARRISONVILLE, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKJO-FM (105.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Kearney:

  • KMBC-TV (Channel 9; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KMBC HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCPT (Channel 19; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PUBLIC TELEVISION 19, INC.)
  • KSMO-TV (Channel 62; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KSMO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • KCTV (Channel 5; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KCWE (Channel 29; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: KCWE-TV, INC.)
  • KSHB-TV (Channel 41; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPXE (Channel 50; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PAXSON KANSAS CITY LICENSE, INC.)
  • KTAJ (Channel 16; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K48FS (Channel 48; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WDAF-TV (Channel 4; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WDAF LICENSE, INC.)
  • KMCI (Channel 38; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K35CT (Channel 35; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K26CR (Channel 26; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
Kearney fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Kearney fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 43Number of bridges
  • 397ft / 121mTotal length
  • $3,066,000Total costs
  • 226,458Total average daily traffic
  • 51,246Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Kearney, MO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 161960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Kearney, MO
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$118,87319$123,48320$105,5003$18,4132$103,315
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$94,0403$110,2801$13,9800$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$88,1606$80,2931$26,1700$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$94,7605$92,4960$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$55,8601$112,7400$00$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$118,2403$121,350
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$87,3400$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 55. The highest number of fire incidents - 75 took place in 2018, and the least - 21 in 2008. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Kearney, MO When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (56.2%), and Structure Fires (25.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Kearney, MO
    • 52356.2%Outside Fires
    • 23425.2%Structure Fires
    • 15817.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 151.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kearney, MO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Kearney, Missouri:

  • Comfort Inn Kearney, 400 Platte Clay Way, Kearney, Missouri 64060 , Phone: (816) 628-2288, Fax: (816) 628-2705
  • Econo Lodge, 505 Shanks Ave, Kearney, Missouri 64060 , Phone: (816) 628-5111, Fax: (816) 635-3860
  • SureStay Hotel by Best Western Kearney, 210 Platte Clay Way, Kearney, Missouri 64060 , Phone: (816) 628-6800, Fax: (816) 902-6800
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Kearney, Missouri
Most common first names in Kearney, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3683.4 years
James2667.8 years
William2577.6 years
Robert2572.5 years
John2275.5 years
Charles2172.8 years
Helen1681.0 years
Donald1575.9 years
Anna1382.5 years
Dorothy1380.8 years
Most common last names in Kearney, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2176.1 years
Thompson1372.1 years
Miller1277.6 years
Moore1077.3 years
Jones974.8 years
Davis978.3 years
Johnson983.4 years
Hall887.0 years
Brown870.9 years
Anderson786.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kearney, MO
  • 82.1%Utility gas
  • 16.6%Electricity
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kearney, MO
  • 53.8%Utility gas
  • 46.2%Electricity


Kearney compared to Missouri state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Kearney on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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