Kearney, NE (U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd)




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About Kearney, NE (U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd median real estate price is $154,142, which is more expensive than 63.2% of the neighborhoods in Nebraska and 40.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd is currently $855, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 46.1% of Nebraska neighborhoods.

U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Kearney, Nebraska.

U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.7% in U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 53.0% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Kearney, the U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 79.6% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd neighborhood. In the U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.3% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: People

An extraordinary 52.1% of the residents of the U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

In addition, the U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd neighborhood stands out within Nebraska for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 5.8% of college-friendly places to live in NE.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd neighborhood has more Danish and German ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry and 42.3% have German ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 15.9% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 96.8% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd neighborhood in Kearney are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 87.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 24.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 63.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd neighborhood, 37.1% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.4%), and 14.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd neighborhood in Kearney, NE, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (42.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.1%), and residents who report English roots (7.9%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (6.0%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (4.7%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in U of Nebraska at Kearney / Watson Blvd neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (79.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (75.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (15.9%) and 6.7% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Kearney 0.101011101001110
Nebraska 2.75
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Kearney 0.101011101001110
Nebraska 18

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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KEARNEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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Better than of NE school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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