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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Kearney is a town in Missouri with a population of 9,469. Kearney is in Clay County. Living in Kearney offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Kearney and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Kearney are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,090
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Kearney Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    29.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    29.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    155.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,165
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    126.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Kearney

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,593
National
$55,322

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Kearney Reviews

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I have lived in Kearney, Missouri since I was 5 and I am now 25. When I was growing up everyone knew everyone. Kearney was a very small town and now it has grown quite a bit. I like that Kearney is still a small town and if you went to high school here, no matter what you will remember just about everyone in your class well back in 2010 when I graduated you could. Since Kearney has grown so much over the years, I would really like to see it stay the way it is, since we can not go back to being a small town. Also, Kearney is Jesse James's hometown!
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Kearney is a great town that is up and coming! It is a quick drive to most of the fun things to do in Kansas City, but is detached and quiet. There are still some good restaurants and nice parks for a small town.
Kearney is a small town located about 30 minutes north of Kansas City. The Jesse James Farm is located here and every September there is the Jesse James Festival. The local amphitheater brings in entertainment every summer. They hold a 4th of July event on the 3rd. They have live music, events for the children and a large firework show set to music that is free to the public. Kearney attracts many professionals that want to live away from the city. The schools are highly rated.