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Kearney, NE (Nebraska) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $247,321 (it was $89,300 in 2000)
Kearney:

$247,321
Nebraska:

$232,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $179,615 - $340,375

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

Houses: 14,741 (13,832 occupied: 8,505 owner occupied, 5,541 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

39%
State:

34%

Housing density: 1,343 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2022: $228,476.

Median contract rent in 2022: $768 (lower quartile is $600, upper quartile is $980)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2022: $988


Median gross rent in Kearney, NE in 2022: $893

Housing units in Kearney with a mortgage: 4,887 (373 second mortgage, 4 home equity loan, 328 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 92

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $101,862

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $69,666

Median monthly housing costs: $1,012

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Kearney, Nebraska Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1981

Median year apartment built: 1984

Household type by relationship:

Households: 33,964
  • Male householders: 6,464 (1,832 living alone), Female householders: 7,176 (2,503 living alone)
  • 5,634 spouses (5,601 opposite-sex spouses), 1,261 unmarried partners, (1,254 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 8,249 children (7,751 natural, 177 adopted, 320 stepchildren), 338 grandchildren, 114 brothers or sisters, 195 parents, 7 foster children, 307 other relatives, 2,363 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,849

Size of family households: 3,883 2-persons, 1,694 3-persons, 1,388 4-persons, 633 5-persons, 152 6-persons, 142 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,575 1-person, 1,207 2-persons, 138 3-persons, 137 4-persons, 58 5-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons.

4,300 married couples with children.
2,273 single-parent households (319 men, 1,954 women).

90.5% of residents of Kearney speak English at home.
6.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 1,696 (5.0%)
(53.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.0
State:

7.1

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.1
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Kearney, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Kearney, Nebraska
  • 10no bedroom
  • 2461 bedroom
  • 1,4772 bedrooms
  • 3,4493 bedrooms
  • 1,9104 bedrooms
  • 1,4135+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kearney, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kearney, Nebraska
  • 181no bedroom
  • 1,2871 bedroom
  • 2,2222 bedrooms
  • 1,1083 bedrooms
  • 5784 bedrooms
  • 1665+ 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
  • 106no vehicle
  • 2,0651 vehicle
  • 3,9582 vehicles
  • 1,6533 vehicles
  • 5544 vehicles
  • 1705+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Kearney in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kearney in renter-occupied apartments
  • 526no vehicle
  • 2,4291 vehicle
  • 1,7212 vehicles
  • 5583 vehicles
  • 1524 vehicles
  • 1565+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kearney, Nebraska
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kearney, Nebraska
  • 41 room
  • 262 rooms
  • 2463 rooms
  • 9764 rooms
  • 1,1085 rooms
  • 1,3426 rooms
  • 1,1357 rooms
  • 1,3758 rooms
  • 2,2959+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kearney, Nebraska
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kearney, Nebraska
  • 1521 room
  • 4432 rooms
  • 1,2343 rooms
  • 1,4214 rooms
  • 7465 rooms
  • 5386 rooms
  • 3497 rooms
  • 2888 rooms
  • 3719+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2022 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 2022
  • 979Less than $10,000
  • 1,040$10,000 to $19,999
  • 1,390$20,000 to $29,999
  • 1,235$30,000 to $39,999
  • 1,164$40,000 to $49,999
  • 968$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,223$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,899$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,454$100,000 to $124,999
  • 892$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,121$150,000 to $199,999
  • 743$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2022 in Kearney, NE

  • Distribution of house value in Kearney, NE in 2022
  • 219Less than $10,000
  • 102$10,000 to $14,999
  • 152$15,000 to $19,999
  • 34$20,000 to $24,999
  • 72$25,000 to $29,999
  • 33$30,000 to $34,999
  • 50$40,000 to $49,999
  • 5$50,000 to $59,999
  • 27$70,000 to $79,999
  • 75$80,000 to $89,999
  • 135$90,000 to $99,999
  • 370$100,000 to $124,999
  • 232$125,000 to $149,999
  • 699$150,000 to $174,999
  • 819$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,509$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,337$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,636$300,000 to $399,999
  • 639$400,000 to $499,999
  • 230$500,000 to $749,999
  • 67$750,000 to $999,999
  • 32$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2022 in Kearney, NE

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Kearney, NE in 2022
  • 159Less than $100
  • 87$150 to $199
  • 44$200 to $249
  • 98$250 to $299
  • 90$300 to $349
  • 100$350 to $399
  • 96$400 to $449
  • 133$450 to $499
  • 197$500 to $549
  • 362$550 to $599
  • 285$600 to $649
  • 571$650 to $699
  • 364$700 to $749
  • 431$750 to $799
  • 676$800 to $899
  • 507$900 to $999
  • 463$1,000 to $1,249
  • 436$1,250 to $1,499
  • 383$1,500 to $1,999
  • 14$2,000 to $2,499
  • 7$3,500 or more
  • 147No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2022

Percentage of workers working in this county: 92.2%
Number of people working at home: 996 (5.2% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,159
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5,444
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 6,661
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,911
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 551
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 213
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 470
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 15
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 201
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 609
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 320
  • 90 or more minutes: 291
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Kearney

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 17,280 (82.4%)
  • Carpooled: 1,915 (9.1%)
  • Bus: 40 (0.2%)
  • Ferryboat: 3 (0.0%)
  • Taxi: 139 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 66 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 291 (1.4%)
  • Worked at home: 996 (4.8%)
Class of Workers in 2022
  • Unemployment by race in 2022
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.9%Males
  • 1.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 10.2%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 16.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 1.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 6.2%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 0.9%Males
  • 1.9%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Kearney, Nebraska
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Kearney, Nebraska
  • 5932010 or later
  • 4332000 to 2009
  • 3091990 to 1999
  • 1841980 to 1989
  • 671970 to 1979
  • 89Before 1970
Ancestries in Kearney, NE

First ancestries reported:

  • German: 4,787 (33.0%)
  • American: 1,208 (8.3%)
  • English: 839 (5.8%)
  • Irish: 737 (5.1%)
  • European: 339 (2.3%)
  • Italian: 331 (2.3%)
  • Swedish: 291 (2.0%)
  • Czech: 289 (2.0%)
  • Scottish: 155 (1.1%)
  • Polish: 136 (0.9%)
  • Dutch: 132 (0.9%)
  • Danish: 120 (0.8%)
  • African: 102 (0.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 81 (0.6%)
  • Norwegian: 70 (0.5%)
  • Welsh: 63 (0.4%)
  • Portuguese: 60 (0.4%)
  • Scandinavian: 50 (0.3%)
  • British: 46 (0.3%)
  • Lebanese: 39 (0.3%)
  • French: 36 (0.2%)
  • French Canadian: 30 (0.2%)
  • Austrian: 26 (0.2%)
  • Palestinian: 25 (0.2%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 22 (0.2%)
  • Finnish: 17 (0.1%)
  • Greek: 16 (0.1%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 16 (0.1%)
  • Armenian: 15 (0.1%)
  • Australian: 13 (0.09%)
  • German Russian: 13 (0.09%)
  • Cajun: 12 (0.08%)
  • Haitian: 11 (0.08%)
  • Russian: 10 (0.07%)
  • Assyrian: 8 (0.06%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 7 (0.05%)
  • Eastern European: 5 (0.03%)

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

Mexico
Kearney:

30.6% (546)
Nebraska:

31.7% (46,610)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Kearney:

11.3% (201)
Nebraska:

2.6% (3,808)

Japan
Kearney:

8.6% (153)
Nebraska:

0.8% (1,158)

Guatemala
Kearney:

7.7% (137)
Nebraska:

7.2% (10,604)

Korea
Kearney:

7.3% (130)
Nebraska:

1.6% (2,312)

Other Western Africa
Kearney:

5.6% (100)
Nebraska:

0.6% (895)

Venezuela
Kearney:

5.6% (100)
Nebraska:

0.7% (1,086)

Nigeria
Kearney:

3.3% (59)
Nebraska:

0.5% (671)

Vietnam
Kearney:

2.6% (47)
Nebraska:

4.0% (5,832)

El Salvador
Kearney:

2.5% (45)
Nebraska:

3.7% (5,421)

India
Kearney:

2.4% (42)
Nebraska:

4.2% (6,118)

Bangladesh
Kearney:

1.5% (27)
Nebraska:

0.1% (106)

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

  • This state: 24,472
  • Other state: 7,583
  • Northeast: 328
  • Midwest: 3,118
  • South: 1,372
  • West: 2,845

79.4% of Kearney residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34.6% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 86.7% lived in Nebraska.


Kearney:

79.4%
State average:

87.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 56
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 45
  • 5th and 6th grade: 50
  • 7th and 8th grade: 25
  • 9th grade: 68
  • 10th grade: 56
  • 11th grade: 208
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 186
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,640
  • Less than 1 year of college: 751
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,385
  • Associate degree: 894
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,435
  • Master's degree: 612
  • Professional school degree: 221
  • Doctorate degree: 368
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 89
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 14
  • 5th and 6th grade: 93
  • 7th and 8th grade: 82
  • 9th grade: 37
  • 10th grade: 129
  • 11th grade: 88
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 136
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,248
  • Less than 1 year of college: 701
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,590
  • Associate degree: 903
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,710
  • Master's degree: 1,240
  • Professional school degree: 161
  • Doctorate degree: 302
Educational Attainment for Females
Kearney marital status for males
Kearney marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,600
  • One, attached: 1,116
  • Two: 540
  • 3 or 4: 899
  • 5 to 9: 805
  • 10 to 19: 732
  • 20 to 49: 684
  • 50 or more: 447
  • Mobile homes: 914

Median worth of mobile homes: $17,129

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2022: 0.5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2022: 1.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 8 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 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
  • 73.5%Utility gas
  • 24.5%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kearney, NE
  • 62.8%Electricity
  • 32.9%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 306
Here:

10.0%
Nebraska:

14.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 149
Here:

9.9%
Nebraska:

12.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 265
Here:

6.1%
Nebraska:

18.0%
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