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.
Kearney is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 office and administrative support (12.66%), management occupations (11.06%), and sales jobs (10.56%).
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.
Kearney is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Kearney’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Being a small city, Kearney does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The overall education level of Kearney citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.83% of adults in Kearney have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Kearney in 2010 was $26,289, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,156 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Kearney include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Kearney is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.