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Kearney, NE
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Living in Kearney


Kearney is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 33,790 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Kearney is the fifth largest community in Nebraska.

Unlike some cities, Kearney isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kearney are a mix 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 (14.15%), office and administrative support (12.27%), and management occupations (8.36%).

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.

In addition, Kearney is a college town. There are a lot of students in Kearney attending college, and as a result Kearney provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Kearney spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.11 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Kearney are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.83% of adults in Kearney have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kearney in 2018 was $30,304, which is middle income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,216 for a family of four. However, Kearney contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kearney is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 German, Irish, English, Swedish, and Czech.

The most common language spoken in Kearney is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.