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ZIP Code 68847

Primary City:Kearney, NE (View All Cities)
County: Buffalo County
Timezone: Central (11:48pm)
Area code: 308 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.8, -99.0
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 68847

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 68847. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 68847. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 68847, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Kearney, NE

Stats and Demographics for the 68847 ZIP Code

ZIP code 68847 is located in south Nebraska and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 68847 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 68847 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 16,504
Population Density 176 people per sq mi
Housing Units 7,194
Median Home Value $135,500
Land Area 93.91 sq mi
Water Area 0.88 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,870
Median Household Income $48,949

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 34Male Median Age: 32Female Median Age: 35


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 56416151,256
5-95955201,115
10-14458472930
15-19511471982
20-248278161,643
25-298006691,469
30-345736171,190
35-39530440970
40-44476414890
45-494875311,018
50-545305771,107
55-59412503915
60-64367414781
65-69276330606
70-74218243461
75-79164257421
80-84137221358
85 Plus106286392

Gender

 Male 8,108 49%
 Female 8,396 51%
Gender

Race

 White 15,361 93.1%
 Black Or African American 144 0.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 51 0.3%
 Asian 137 0.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 5 0.0%
 Other Race 546 3.3%
 Two Or More Races 260 1.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24106592698
25-346857351,420
35-446983531,051
45-549203291,249
55-647792441,023
65-74531138669
75-84409109518
85 Plus15488242

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,125 45%
 Single Guardian 964 14%
 Singles 2,078 30%
 Singles With Roommate 703 10%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 4,832 70%
 Households with Kids 2,038 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1130131261
2123127250
3143118261
4120114234
5114117231
6143125268
7104104208
811381194
912193214
1010884192
119287179
128698184
138698184
1486105191
1511198209
168378161
1710999208
1810889197
19100107207
20138129267

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 68847 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 68847 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 2000s. Looking at 68847 real estate data, the median home value of $135,500 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 68847. Rentals in 68847 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 68847 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 16,186 98.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 96 0.6%
 Juvenile Facilities 10 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 206 1.2%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 6 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,751 38%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,531 21%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,588 36%
 Households Vacant 324 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 129 40%
 Rented & Unoccupied 10 3%
 For Sale Only 43 13%
 Sold & Unoccupied 18 6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 35 11%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 89 27%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 15 0.6%
 1 Bedroom 749 30.7%
 2 Bedroom 983 40.3%
 3+ Bedroom 690 28.3%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $48,949 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 68847 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 68847 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,593 52%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,423 27%
 No Earnings 2,778 22%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,593 52%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,423 27%
 No Earnings 2,778 22%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,306 90.8%
 Public transportation 36 0.4%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 65 0.7%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 332 3.6%
 Worked at Home 411 4.5%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 495 9%
 High School Graduate 2,920 56%
 Associate's degree 396 8%
 Bachelor's degree 1,026 20%
 Master's degree 233 4%
 Professional school degree 86 2%
 Doctorate degree 57 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,355 82.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 140 4.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 365 12.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 68847

ZIP Code 68847 is in the Kearney Public Schools. There are 8 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 68847.

Meadowlark Elementary School
1010 East 53rd St
Kearney, NE 68847
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kearney Public Schools
Sunrise Middle School
4611 Ave North
Kearney, NE 68847
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Kearney Public Schools
Stone School
2430 Cherry Ave
Kearney, NE 68847
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kearney Public Schools
Bryant Elementary School
1611 Ave C
Kearney, NE 68847
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kearney Public Schools
Emerson Elementary School
2705 Ave East
Kearney, NE 68847
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kearney Public Schools
Northeast Elementary School
910 East 34th St
Kearney, NE 68847
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Kearney Public Schools
Kearney Catholic Schools
110 E 35th St
Kearney, NE 68847
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Zion Lutheran School
2421 C Ave
Kearney, NE 68847
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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