Kearney is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 9,423 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kearney is the 92nd largest community in Missouri.
Kearney real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Kearney house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kearney is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kearney is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kearney who work in sales jobs (12.58%), office and administrative support (11.72%), and management occupations (11.13%).
Also of interest is that Kearney has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Kearney is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Kearney a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Kearney has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Kearney’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In terms of college education, Kearney is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.77% of adults in Kearney have a college degree.
The per capita income in Kearney in 2010 was $27,308, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,232 for a family of four. However, Kearney contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Kearney home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kearney residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Kearney include Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Kearney is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.