Kearney is a medium-sized city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 33,959 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Kearney is the fifth largest community in Nebraska.
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 there are quite a few people attending college in Kearney, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Kearney provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.45 minutes getting to work every day.
The population of Kearney is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.89% of adults in Kearney have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Kearney in 2018 was $32,407, which is upper middle income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,628 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.