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Overview

Introduction to Kearney, Nebraska

Kearney, Nebraska, in Buffalo county, is 126 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska and 168 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska.

Kearney History

Kearney is the county seat of Buffalo County. It derives its name from Fort Kearny, which was built in the area in 1848. People began settling here in 1871. The town was originally known as Platte River and was originally inhabited by Native Americans.

Kearney and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Kearney Museum
  • Trails and Rails Museum
  • Fort Kearney State Historical Park
  • Great Platte River Road Archway Monument
  • Sandy Channel State Recreation Area
  • Windmill State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Kearney

Lake Kearney is a popular location in the city, offering a wide variety of recreational facilities. The Church of the Nazarene, Saint George Orthodox Church, Calvary Baptist Church and Holy Cross Lutheran Church are some of the local churches. Dryden Park, Centennial Park and Apollo Park are all nearby as well.

Kearney Transportation

Kansas City International is the nearest major airport.

Kearney Higher Education

Central Community College, Northeast Community College, Wayne State College and Fort Hays State University are all nearby.

People

Total Population 32,217
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 18,526
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 45.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.8%
Median Earnings25+ $33,563
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,370
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,798

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,435
% Above Poverty Level 83.6%
% Below Poverty Level 16.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.4%
Median Gross Rent $732
Median House Value $153,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.5%
US/American 0%
English 8.1%
Irish 14%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kearney Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 126 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 168 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Buffalo
Standard Zip Codes 68845, 68847
P.O. Box Zip Codes 68848
Company Zip Codes 68849
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.699
Longitude -99.081

Kearney Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KEARNEY 4 NE
Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 25.2 inches
Station RAVENNA
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 38 to 67 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches
Station OVERTON 3 W
Distance 26.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 37 F
Apr Temp 36 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 36 to 68 F
Annual Precip 24.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Amherst 230 $60,417
Axtell 651 $66,250
Elm Creek 909 $54,000
Gibbon 1,904 $50,917
Minden 3,112 $56,551
Riverdale 166 $75,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kearney Public Libraries

Library
Kearney Public Library & Information Center
2020 FIRST AVENUE
Kearney, Nebraska
(308) 233-3282
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Kearney Hospitals

GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
P O BOX 1990, 10 EAST 31ST ST
(308) 865-7900
Emergency Service: Yes

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Kearney High Schools

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KEARNEY SR HIGH SCHOOL
308-698-8060
Serves 1,411 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

KEARNEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL
308-338-2011
Serves 179 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.5

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