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Kearney, NE (Nebraska) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $198,306 (it was $89,300 in 2000)
Kearney:

$198,306
Nebraska:

$172,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $145,217 - $268,878

Total population: 32,469 (Urban population: 26,768 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 267 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 14,187 (13,196 occupied: 7,818 owner occupied, 5,370 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

41%
State:

34%

Housing density: 1,292 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $288,799.

Median contract rent in 2019: $672 (lower quartile is $528, upper quartile is $825)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $971


Median gross rent in Kearney, NE in 2019: $790

Housing units in Kearney with a mortgage: 4,675 (55 second mortgage, 344 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,141

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $94,773

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $73,938

Median monthly housing costs: $907

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Kearney, Nebraska Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1979

Median year apartment built: 1979

Household type by relationship:

Households: 33,810
  • Male householders: 6,348 (1,868 living alone), Female householders: 6,849 (2,094 living alone)
  • 6,006 spouses (5,980 opposite-sex spouses), 936 unmarried partners, (913 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 7,951 children (7,516 natural, 190 adopted, 242 stepchildren), 398 grandchildren, 232 brothers or sisters, 190 parents, 63 foster children, 230 other relatives, 2,487 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,014

Size of family households: 3,616 2-persons, 1,668 3-persons, 1,333 4-persons, 646 5-persons, 229 6-persons, 81 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,123 1-person, 926 2-persons, 412 3-persons, 172 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

4,685 married couples with children.
1,811 single-parent households (358 men, 1,453 women).

91.4% of residents of Kearney speak English at home.
5.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 37% speak English well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 1,772 (5.2%)
(49.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.4
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.2
State:

4.3

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Kearney, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Kearney, Nebraska
  • 13no bedroom
  • 1221 bedroom
  • 1,1692 bedrooms
  • 3,3673 bedrooms
  • 2,0854 bedrooms
  • 1,0925+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kearney, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kearney, Nebraska
  • 135no bedroom
  • 1,3011 bedroom
  • 2,0942 bedrooms
  • 1,4053 bedrooms
  • 3774 bedrooms
  • 615+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Kearney in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kearney in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 112no vehicle
  • 1,4041 vehicle
  • 4,0592 vehicles
  • 1,6753 vehicles
  • 4014 vehicles
  • 1435+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Kearney in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kearney in renter-occupied apartments
  • 631no vehicle
  • 2,3751 vehicle
  • 1,5732 vehicles
  • 5783 vehicles
  • 1824 vehicles
  • 315+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kearney, Nebraska
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kearney, Nebraska
  • 161 room
  • 82 rooms
  • 1593 rooms
  • 6594 rooms
  • 8885 rooms
  • 1,1036 rooms
  • 1,1647 rooms
  • 1,3778 rooms
  • 2,4469+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kearney, Nebraska
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kearney, Nebraska
  • 1381 room
  • 3502 rooms
  • 1,0333 rooms
  • 1,7214 rooms
  • 9125 rooms
  • 5186 rooms
  • 3377 rooms
  • 1928 rooms
  • 1669+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Kearney, NE
  • Kearney, NE household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Kearney, NE in 2019
  • 712Less than $10,000
  • 1,262$10,000 to $19,999
  • 1,508$20,000 to $29,999
  • 1,046$30,000 to $39,999
  • 981$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,059$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,450$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,860$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,152$100,000 to $124,999
  • 781$125,000 to $149,999
  • 791$150,000 to $199,999
  • 518$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Kearney, NE

  • Distribution of house value in Kearney, NE in 2019
  • 215Less than $10,000
  • 136$10,000 to $14,999
  • 131$15,000 to $19,999
  • 17$20,000 to $24,999
  • 48$25,000 to $29,999
  • 16$30,000 to $34,999
  • 22$35,000 to $39,999
  • 20$40,000 to $49,999
  • 12$50,000 to $59,999
  • 48$60,000 to $69,999
  • 70$70,000 to $79,999
  • 102$80,000 to $89,999
  • 103$90,000 to $99,999
  • 552$100,000 to $124,999
  • 633$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,226$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,005$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,592$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,001$250,000 to $299,999
  • 781$300,000 to $399,999
  • 212$400,000 to $499,999
  • 59$500,000 to $749,999
  • 60$750,000 to $999,999
  • 33$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 17$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Kearney, NE

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Kearney, NE in 2019
  • 94Less than $100
  • 30$100 to $149
  • 29$150 to $199
  • 165$200 to $249
  • 111$250 to $299
  • 121$300 to $349
  • 79$350 to $399
  • 184$400 to $449
  • 311$450 to $499
  • 431$500 to $549
  • 417$550 to $599
  • 409$600 to $649
  • 304$650 to $699
  • 411$700 to $749
  • 665$750 to $799
  • 431$800 to $899
  • 246$900 to $999
  • 383$1,000 to $1,249
  • 125$1,250 to $1,499
  • 138$1,500 to $1,999
  • 57$3,000 to $3,499
  • 16$3,500 or more
  • 163No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 91.2%
Number of people working at home: 452 (2.4% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,462
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5,666
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 6,679
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,590
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 517
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 149
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 414
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 70
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 223
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 733
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 475
  • 90 or more minutes: 263
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Kearney

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 17,375 (84.7%)
  • Carpooled: 1,836 (9.0%)
  • Bus: 74 (0.4%)
  • Taxi: 189 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 186 (0.9%)
  • Walked: 406 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 437 (2.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.6%Males
  • 2.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 41.7%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 12.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 3.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 16.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 1.1%Males
  • 5.1%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Kearney, Nebraska
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Kearney, Nebraska
  • 6722010 or later
  • 3892000 to 2009
  • 3411990 to 1999
  • 1841980 to 1989
  • 671970 to 1979
  • 89Before 1970
Ancestries in Kearney, NE

First ancestries reported:

  • German: 5,057 (34.1%)
  • American: 943 (6.4%)
  • Irish: 585 (3.9%)
  • European: 506 (3.4%)
  • English: 488 (3.3%)
  • Swedish: 335 (2.3%)
  • Czech: 289 (1.9%)
  • Polish: 256 (1.7%)
  • French: 183 (1.2%)
  • Italian: 183 (1.2%)
  • Danish: 172 (1.2%)
  • Scandinavian: 140 (0.9%)
  • Scottish: 118 (0.8%)
  • Dutch: 117 (0.8%)
  • Norwegian: 113 (0.8%)
  • Arab: 110 (0.7%)
  • Sudanese: 93 (0.6%)
  • British: 74 (0.5%)
  • French Canadian: 70 (0.5%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 69 (0.5%)
  • Welsh: 35 (0.2%)
  • Lebanese: 24 (0.2%)
  • Romanian: 21 (0.1%)
  • Haitian: 20 (0.1%)
  • Northern European: 18 (0.1%)
  • Assyrian: 17 (0.1%)
  • African: 17 (0.1%)
  • Greek: 15 (0.1%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 14 (0.09%)
  • Slavic: 13 (0.09%)
  • Swiss: 12 (0.08%)
  • Eastern European: 11 (0.07%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 6 (0.04%)
  • Ethiopian: 2 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Mexico
Kearney:

29.4% (514)
Nebraska:

34.6% (47,704)

Guatemala
Kearney:

11.7% (204)
Nebraska:

7.0% (9,671)

India
Kearney:

7.6% (133)
Nebraska:

4.8% (6,673)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Kearney:

5.3% (92)
Nebraska:

3.4% (4,689)

Vietnam
Kearney:

5.3% (92)
Nebraska:

3.9% (5,402)

Korea
Kearney:

5.0% (87)
Nebraska:

1.9% (2,651)

Other Eastern Africa
Kearney:

4.8% (84)
Nebraska:

0.7% (1,016)

Japan
Kearney:

4.3% (76)
Nebraska:

0.8% (1,164)

Congo
Kearney:

4.0% (70)
Nebraska:

0.3% (351)

Saudi Arabia
Kearney:

3.1% (54)
Nebraska:

0.4% (588)

El Salvador
Kearney:

2.9% (50)
Nebraska:

3.5% (4,784)

Israel
Kearney:

2.8% (49)
Nebraska:

0.1% (156)

Brazil
Kearney:

2.1% (37)
Nebraska:

0.7% (928)

Thailand
Kearney:

1.5% (27)
Nebraska:

2.0% (2,825)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 24,463
  • Other state: 7,480
  • Northeast: 490
  • Midwest: 3,292
  • South: 991
  • West: 2,784

71.0% of Kearney residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37.5% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73.4% lived in Nebraska.


Kearney:

71.0%
State average:

84.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 18
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 50
  • 5th and 6th grade: 144
  • 7th and 8th grade: 32
  • 9th grade: 22
  • 10th grade: 101
  • 11th grade: 120
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 173
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,285
  • Less than 1 year of college: 640
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,843
  • Associate degree: 779
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,343
  • Master's degree: 653
  • Professional school degree: 221
  • Doctorate degree: 338
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 35
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 79
  • 7th and 8th grade: 109
  • 9th grade: 19
  • 10th grade: 75
  • 11th grade: 120
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 80
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,502
  • Less than 1 year of college: 590
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,469
  • Associate degree: 932
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,791
  • Master's degree: 1,154
  • Professional school degree: 171
  • Doctorate degree: 246
Educational Attainment for Females
Kearney marital status for males
Kearney marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,264
  • One, attached: 709
  • Two: 660
  • 3 or 4: 842
  • 5 to 9: 903
  • 10 to 19: 740
  • 20 to 49: 592
  • 50 or more: 454
  • Mobile homes: 932
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,513

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 0.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 2.0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 years ago

Renter moved in on average 0 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Kearney
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kearney, NE
  • 71.9%Utility gas
  • 26.0%Electricity
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kearney, NE
  • 60.5%Electricity
  • 35.6%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 336
Here:

11.4%
Nebraska:

14.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 203
Here:

16.6%
Nebraska:

12.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 157
Here:

3.4%
Nebraska:

19.2%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability