Kearney is located in northwest Missouri. Kearney is part of Clay County. Kearney has 12.91 square miles of land area and 0.01 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Kearney population is 8,845, which has grown 61.64% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 7.74% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Kearney median household income is $73,622 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 30.07% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 25.91% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Kearney median house value is $157,600 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 38.25% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 52.06% and is lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Kearney is much better than the state average in quality. The Kearney area code is 816.